Assignment: Business Ethics and Positive Social Change WK 6

    Required Media
    Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Business strategy and innovation: Effecting positive social change [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.

    Optional Resources
    Dyer, J., Godfrey, P., Jensen, R., & Bryce, D. (2018). Strategic management: Concepts and cases (2nd ed.) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

    Case 18: Safe Water Network: Mastering the Model at Dzemeni (pp. C-189-C-201
    Kane, G. C., Palmer, D., Phillips, A. N., & Kiron, D. (2014). Finding the value of social business. Retrieved from

    Mycoskie, B. (2016). The founder of TOMS on reimagining the companys mission. Retrieved from

    Servaes, H., & Tamayo, A. (2013). The impact of corporate social responsibility on firm value: The role of customer awareness. Management Science, 59(5), 10451061. Retrieved from

    Assignment: Business Ethics and Positive Social Change
    In this Assignment, you will create an inquiry/action model of education that fosters research, discovery, and critical thinking. This model should promote professional excellence through the application of business ethics from the perspective of independent scholars, reflective practitioners, and agents of positive social change.

    To prepare for this Assignment, identify and research a business ethics crisis for scandal. You may want to review Chapter 13 and Case 15 of Dyer, Godfrey, Jensen, and Bryce (2018) for ideas, as well as the Walden Library databases. Consider how a strategic decision can negatively impact social change and how infusing ethics into business strategy can help prevent crises.

    By Day 7
    Submit a 5- to 7-page paper evaluating business ethics within the context of positive social change. Your evaluation should address the following:

    What are the essential details of the event, and what do you see as the causes of the crisis and/or negative impact to society?
    Where do you see failures in corporate governance?
    What caused the failures in the ethical culture and climate of the company?
    What ethical policy might prevent this scenario from occurring in the future?
    If you were a leader within this company, what choices would you have made differently to effect positive social change?
    Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template, found in this weeks Learning Resources, to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 6 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work. Please Note: For each page of your paper, you must include a minimum of two APA-formatted scholarly citations.

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