MM322 Business Ethics
Assessment Instructions Overview The second assignment provides you with an opportunity to explore business ethics at a deeper level than was possible in essay one. Therefore, drawing on materials and readings from part two of the unit notes, as well as any other sources you believe appropriate, choose one of the following questions. Question 1 What is capitalism? Is the capitalist system inherently to blame for poor ethical behaviour? or Question 2 What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? Describe and discuss (CSR) in the context of international business. Use examples to illustrate your argument. or Question 3 “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” Greta Thunberg Discuss in light of your readings on environmental ethics. or Question 4 “Globalisation has led to exploitation of developing countries”. Discuss this statement using one or more examples to illustrate your discussion. Essay structure You may use the following structure as a guide. Introduction One or two paragraph stating the purpose and structure of your essay. Overview Define the concept you are discussing. Then provide an overview and state why it is important. Discussion Expand on your overview and discuss in detail. You may wish to use an ethical dilemma(s) to illustrate your point. Conclude your discussion by clearly articulating your opinion. Conclusion Briefly conclude with a statement of the key message of your assignment. References Reference and acknowledge appropriately.