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Learning Goal: I’m working on a business multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For your Unit 5 Complete assignment, write a narrative essay (minimum 1,500 words) in which you address and discuss the questions or statements listed below. Use at least four (4) or more scholarly sources and remember to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learned concepts from the unit’s READ and ATTEND sections in your essay. The course textbook or READ section may be used as one of the scholarly sources. Provide properly formatted APA citations within the body of your essay as well as corresponding references at the end of your essay. Make sure your essay meets the minimum word-count before the reference list is added.
Refer to Case 9: Enron: Questionable Accounting Leads to Collapse
The misconduct that occurred within Enron’s corporate culture played a big part in the company’s eventual bankruptcy. Where were the ethical lapses? What sort of changes could have been made early on in Enron’s internal culture that may have prevented its downfall?
Be sure to address:
Corporate culture
The key players in Enron’s downfall
Leadership’s ethical responsibility
Refer to Case 14: Apple Inc.’s Ethical Success and Challenges
Apple executives have recently asked for your thoughts on hiring a new supplier in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been in the news recently for several worker accidents, often because the buildings were unsafe. However, labor in this factory is inexpensive, and doing business with this factory would save significantly on costs. What would your decision be? Explain your reasoning.
Be sure to address:
How Apple’s philosophy and organizational culture have impacted how it handles ethical decisions
Ethical risks in Apple’s operations