Governance and Business Ethics

This individual assignment is designed to help students with the following:

Understand the influence that business ethics and corporate social responsibility have on strategic planning.
Analyze a breach of the ethical boundaries of a company selected by the student.
Examine appropriate ethical behavior.
Recommended Resources

Textbook Chapter 13
Week 2 Electronic Reading: Bonn, I., & Fisher, J. (2005). Corporate Governance and Business Ethics: insights from the strategic planning experience. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 13(6), 730-738.
Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings Video: University of Notre Dame, 1997: Business Ethics: Truth in Advertising (29:03). [Video File]. Films on Demand.
Week 2 Course Supplements: Ethics as a Continuum, and Corporate Social Responsibility Model
Appropriate and relevant business and academic Websites
Assignment Requirements

Write a 550- to 700-word paper that includes the following:

Explanation of the roles of business ethics and corporate social responsibility in developing a strategic plan, while considering stakeholder needs and agendas.
Relevant overview of a company that you researched for this assignment (e.g., industry, age, size, scope, and market position).
Analysis of how the selected company overstepped any established social or industry ethical boundaries to meet certain stakeholder agendas.
Examination of the ethical practices that could have been established by the company to potentially prevent the situation from occurring (note you are required to identify what the company could have done beforehand, not what the company may have done after the situation occurred).
Format the paper according to 400-level APA standards. An abstract is not required, but the paper must include a Conclusion heading (other headings are recommended). The word count does not include the title and reference pages.

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