unethical business practices

Instructions

  1. Find a newspaper article that discusses one of the unethical business practices listed on pages 62 – 63 of the OpenStax book.
  2. Summarize the unethical business practices discussed in the article you chose
  3. Discuss at least two changes you would make to this company’s practice to follow more ethical business practices.
  4. Discuss how your policy change would align with one of the following concepts: justice, utilitarianism, deontology, or individual rights.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 1 source)

Grading

This activity will be graded based on the Week 4 Assignment Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 8

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Week 4 Assignment Rubric

Week 4 Assignment Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNewspaper Article

35.0 pts

Newspaper article demonstrates a clear example of unethical business practices and relates to textbook examples.

31.0 pts

Newspaper article demonstrates a clear example of unethical business practices but does not relate to textbook examples.

27.0 pts

Newspaper article discusses problems with the company but the unethical business practice is not clear and does not relate to textbook examples.

23.0 pts

Newspaper article is an example of negative press for the company but does not address ethical issues.

0.0 pts

No effort

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePolicy Changes

35.0 pts

Paper discusses the current company policies and suggests at least two changes to company policy that would follow more ethical business practices. Paper aligns the new policy to one of the ethical philosophies.

31.0 pts

Paper discusses the current company policies and suggests one change that would follow more ethical business practices. Paper aligns the new policy to one of the ethical philosophies.

27.0 pts

Paper discusses a change but does not relate it to current company practices. The change is not aligned to one of the ethical philosophies

23.0 pts

Paper discusses a change but the policy is not a clear example of ethical business practices. The change is not aligned to one of the ethical philosophies.

0.0 pts

No change is discussed.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity, Organization, and Writing Quality

15.0 pts

Throughout the whole work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; and logically organizes ideas.

13.0 pts

Throughout most of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; and logically organizes ideas.

11.0 pts

Throughout some of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; and logically organizes ideas.

7.0 pts

Throughout little of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; and logically organizes ideas.

0.0 pts

No effort

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResources

10.0 pts

The paper uses the textbook AND an outside source.

7.0 pts

The paper uses the textbook OR an outside source.

0.0 pts

There are no sources used.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength

5.0 pts

The assignment is between 1.5 – 2 pages (not including title page or reference page)

3.0 pts

The assignment is between 1 – 1.5 pages (not including title page or reference page)

0.0 pts

The assignment is less than one page

5.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0