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A Study on Identities and Professionalism

A Study about Identities and Professionalism

Mounts a critique of how leadership has been treated as the solution to educational challenges and not a problem in itself, and of how the technologies of management dominate over substantive ethical and educational issues when leadership is presented as the solution. This is in the context of the shift to a per formative state which.

Black more argues, increasingly seeks to ‘manage professionalism’, to quieten critical voice by positioning it as disloyal, and to dumb down the professional’s advocacy role in relation to ‘the public’ (as opposed to the client). The chapter also explores the implications of the literature on perforation  the ‘new professionalism’ and a risk society for feminist practices in leadership. Keep reasding…

A Study on Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at Nokia

Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at Nokia

Introduction: For this assignment I have picked Nokia organisation. Reason for selecting this particular organisation to furnish my assignment on is that the Nokia organisation and the product has been my favourite. Having influenced and experience about the product and to go through some research for its organisation going to be even more interesting factor for this assignment to go through, and further knowledge about the corporate social approach and activities.





For Nokia there are many principals to follow for their sustainability of the organisation, like understanding the customer need, using technology, keeping ahead of competition and co-ordinating marketing activities. Apart from that, there are several factors like corporate social approach, business ethics and proper managing them are equally important.Nokia is committed to providing attributes of the product can consume energy, material use, packaging and disassembling and recycling practices. The distribution of declaration should be user friendly for its stakeholder and supportive ethical issues. The organisation mission statement suggests that one small step at a time can contribute care for environment in global concept…
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Case Study in KFC in India – Ethical

Abstract: The case highlights the ethical issues involved in Kentucky Fried Chicken’s (KFC) business operations in India. KFC entered India in 1995 and has been in midst of controversies since then. The regulatory authorities found that KFC’s chickens did not adhere to the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.





Chickens contained nearly three times more monosodium glutamate (popularly known as MSG, a flavor enhancing ingredient) as allowed by the Act. Since the late 1990s, KFC faced severe protests by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights protection organization. PETA accused KFC of cruelty towards chickens and released a video tape showing the ill-treatment of birds in KFC’s poultry farms. Keep reading

White Paper: Boeing Management Planning

This paper will discuss management’s business planning at Boeing. Boeing is an aerospace company, a leading maker of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, satellites, and missiles. Business planning at Boeing is a very complicated process because it is influenced by internal and external factors that would involve legal ethical issues, and corporate social responsibility. Factors such as economic conditions, laws, and competition directly influence the strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning. Boeing has been able to maintain success for many years due to their strong ethics and planning abilities. Click here to read more…

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Engineering Ethics Case Study: The Challenger Disaster

This case provides instruction in engineering ethics through a case study of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The case begins by presenting the minimum technical details needed to understand the physical cause of the Shuttle failure. The disaster itself is chronicled through NASA photographs.

Next the decision-making process—especially the discussions occurring during the teleconference held on the evening before the launch—is described. Direct quotations from engineers interviewed after the disaster are frequently used to illustrate the ambiguities of the data and the pressures that the decision-makers faced in the period preceding the launch. The course culminates in an extended treatment of six ethical issues raised by Challenger. Click here to read more…

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Engineering Ethics it Case Studies example

Introduction
Course Content
This course provides instruction in engineering ethics through a case study of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The course begins by presenting the minimum technical details needed to understand the physical cause of the Shuttle failure. The disaster itself is chronicled through NASA photographs. Next the decision-making process—especially the discussions occurring during the teleconference held on the evening before the launch—is described. Direct quotations from engineers interviewed after the disaster are frequently used to illustrate the ambiguities of the data and the pressures that the decision-makers faced in the period preceding the launch. The course culminates in an extended treatment of six ethical issues raised by Challenger.
Purpose of Case Studies
Principles of engineering ethics are easy to formulate but sometimes hard to apply. Suppose, for example, that an engineering team has made design choice X, rather than Y, and X leads to a bad consequence—someone was injured. To determine if the engineers acted ethically, we have to answer the question of whether they chose X rather than Y because 1) X appeared to be the better technical choice, or 2) X promoted some other end (for example, financial) in the organization. Abstract ethics principles alone cannot answer this question; we must delve into the technical details surrounding the decision. The purpose of case studies in general is to provide us with the context—the technical details—of an engineering decision in which an ethical principle may have been violated.
Case Study of Challenger Disaster
On January 28, 1986, the NASA space Shuttle Challenger burst into a ball of flame 73 seconds after take-off, leading to the death of the seven people on board. Some months later, a commission appointed by the President to investigate the causes of the disaster determined that the cause of the disaster was the failure of a seal in one of the solid rocket boosters (Report to the President 1986, vol. 1, p. 40). Furthermore, Morton Thiokol, the contractor responsible for the seal design, had initiated a teleconference with NASA on the evening before the launch and had, at the beginning of the teleconference, recommended against launching because of concerns about the performance of the seal. This recommendation was reversed during the teleconference, with fatal consequences.
To understand the decisions that led to the Challenger disaster, you must first understand what the technical problems were. Accordingly, this course begins by presenting the minimum technical details you will need to understand the physical cause of the seal failure. After laying this groundwork, we examine what occurred in the teleconference. You will probably find, as you learn more and more about the Challenger project, that issues that had appeared simple initially are actually far more complex; pinpointing responsibility and assigning blame are not nearly as easy as many popular accounts have made them. The purpose of the present course is 1) to consider some of the issues and show by example how difficult it can be to distinguish unethical behavior from technical mistakes (with severe consequences), and 2) to equip you to think critically and act appropriately when confronted with ethical decisions in your own professional work.


The course is divided into the following topics:
1. Two Common Errors of Interpretation
2. Configuration of Shuttle
3. Function of O-rings
4. History of Problems with Joint Seals
5. Teleconference
6. Accident
7. Ethical issue: Did NASA take extra risks because of pressure to maintain Congressional funding?
8. Ethical issue: Did Thiokol take extra risks because of fear of losing its contract with NASA?
9. Ethical issue: Was the Principle of Informed Consent violated?
10. Ethical issue: What role did whistle blowing have in the Challenger story?
11. Ethical issue: Who had the right to Thiokol documents relating to the Challenger disaster?
12. Ethical issue: Why are some engineering disasters considered ethical issues and others are not?
13. Summary
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Case study on KFC

The case highlights the ethical issues involved in Kentucky Fried Chicken’s (KFC) business operations in India. KFC entered India in 1995 and has been in midst of controversies since then. The regulatory authorities found that KFC’s chickens did not adhere to the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.

Case study on KFC

Chickens contained nearly three times more monosodium glutamate (popularly known as MSG, a flavor enhancing ingredient) as allowed by the Act. Since the late 1990s, KFC faced severe protests by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights protection organization.

PETA accused KFC of cruelty towards chickens and released a video tape showing the ill-treatment of birds in KFC’s poultry farms.Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Ethical Issues

Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch ofphilosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. You don’t have much time to worry about world hunger and nuclear disarmament when you’re building a business.

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