• Business Ethics
    Arguments for Equality and Diversity

    What are the main arguments for equality and diversity?  If one is trying to achieve both at the same time, what challenges does this present?   The main arguments for equality are to treat employees fairly. In fact, it is said that it is common sense and basic requirement of an effective manager to act […]

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    Sovereign Debt Crisis and Rating Agencies

    Background Many parties are responsible for the creation of financial crises around the world in 2007, which in turn causing sovereign debt crisis in Euro zone. For example, prior to the financial crises, regulators in US are actively encouraging financial innovations, such as interest-only mortgages, negative amortization loans, option adjustable mortgages to the derivatives derived […]

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    Ethical Dilemmas Arises from Business Use of Internet

    Introduction Consistent with the proliferation of Internet technology in the last decade, corporations have been increasingly using and relying on Internet to make business decisions and to execute business activities online. Such a trend of business use of internet is becoming more prevalent in the past few years (Bao & Xiang, 2006). However, there are […]

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    Shareholder versus Stakeholder Management

    It is well acknowledged that a company should be managed to meet the needs of shareholders, as after all the shareholders are the provider of capital and hence, it is necessary to pay attention to how to earn the necessary returns for the capital provided by the shareholders. In such a perspective, the main objective […]

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    A Literature Review on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Consumers’ CSR Behaviours

    Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Today, many people would not unfamiliar with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as discussions on it are many. While many people know about the term of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), it is also important to acknowledge that it is also sometimes referred as “corporate conscience”, “corporate responsibility”, “corporate philanthropy”, “corporate citizenship”, […]

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    Ethical Reasoning and Stakeholder Management

    In recent years, various corporate scandals have sparked the debates where businesses should adopt a socially responsible approach to decision making. It is argued that corporations have societal obligations to not only maximizing corporate profits for the shareholders, but instead should also consider the interests of the stakeholders as well. This is because corporations are […]