College of Business Administration

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Social Responsibility:

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

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Class Schedule:


06 December 2002

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Social Contract Theory
*The 'Nature' of the Corporate Enterprise

The Heroic Enterprise: Business and the Common Good, Chapters 1-2

- 'The Elements of Moral Philosophy/Social Contract Theory' (Readings Packet)
- 'Ben's Big Flop' (September 1998 Inc. magazine cover story)
- Friedman, Milton. `The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits' (Readings Packet)
- 'Are Corporations Inherently Wicked?' (Readings Packet)
- 'The Armchair Economist-New, Improved Football' (Readings Packet)
- 'The Armchair Economist-The Power of Incentives' (Readings Packet)

BLUEBIRD SMELTER CASE (Readings Packet)

COMMONS GAME

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
07 December 2002

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Corporate Social Performance
*Critiques of Market Systems
The Heroic Enterprise: Business and the Common Good, Chapter 3
The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Part A

- `The Capitalist Threat' (Readings Packet)

- `Grapes of Wrath' (Chapter 5)

Anatomy of a Hostile Takeover (The Annenberg/CPB Project Ethics in America Series)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
20 December 2002

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Opening Case: To Be Announced
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*Ethical Theory

The Heroic Enterprise: Business and the Common Good, Chapter 9
Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How to Do It Right, Section II

- 'The Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility: Toward the Moral Management of Organizational Stakeholders' (Readings Packet)
- 'Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Ethical Critique' (Readings Packet)
- Le Guin, Ursula. `The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas'
- Dunn, Craig P. `The Normative Defense for Affirmative Action'

JOHNSON CONTROLS CASE (Readings Packet)

Ethics Updates (provides updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics)
Complete Guide to Ethics Management

SURVEY OF ETHICAL THEORETIC APTITUDES (Readings Packet)

EMBA Ethics Survey:

Survey of Ethical Theoretic Aptitudes Score:

GROUP CASE PROJECT PROPOSALS DUE

CONTRACTS DUE

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
21 December 2002

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*The Practice of Ethics within Organizations
The Heroic Enterprise: Business and the Common Good, Chapter 7
Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How to Do It Right, Sections III & IV

- 'Adam Smith to the ER' (Readings Packet)
- 'A Question of Ethics: One CFO Wrestles with His Conscience' (Readings Packet)
- Ford Pinto (Readings Packet)

Gail Mayville (Business Enterprise Trust video)
Lou Krause (Business Enterprise Trust video)

DEADLY DECEPTION (INFACT video)

NYNEX ('Code of Business Conduct' video)

Josephson Institute on Ethical Decision-Making
Johnson & Johnson Credo
Compliance Programs and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
17 January 2003

1:30 pm -- 5:00 pm

WELCOME to the EMBA students visiting from University of Otago, Auckland, New Zealand!

*Application: Case Presentations

Tony Freeman, Mani Ilango, Larry Jonas, Scott Lister, Bob Massey, Mike Townsend and Lou Trope
Up Against the Firewall

*The Meaning of Work

The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Part B

For a great 'read' on social justice and meaningful work, consider Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

- What Comes Next? (Readings Packet)
- The World According to Me

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
18 January 2003

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Application: Case Presentations
Ryan Walker, Patty Hise, Stephanie Rosales, Jeff Gilford, Rob Bibik, Tom Smith
Health Maintenance Organisations and the Hippocratic Oath
Jean-Marc Cocheteux, Regina Cross, Joyce Evans, Mark Orozco, Prakash Sangam, Carl Steinbrecher
Whistleblowing: The Mixed Message
Ask the EXPERT

Eric Gruff, Ken Strasser, Darcy Wright, and Hamid Bagheri
Sinning in an SUV
John Laverly, Don Gregory, David Laramie
Firefighters Local Union No. 1784 v. Stotts
Defending Affirmative Action from its Friends as well as its Enemies

*The Meaning of Work

The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism..., Chapters 8 & 9

- Taylor, Fredrick. `The Principles of Scientific Management'
- Terkel, Studs. 'Working'. (Chapter titles: Carl Murray Bates, Walter Lundquist, Donna Murray, Roberta Victor, Nora Watson)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
31 January 2003

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Introduction to the Legal System: Jurisdiction, Venue, Court System, Attorney-Client Privilege, Trial Process and Alternative Dispute Resolution
*Business and the Constitution: Federalism, Separation of Powers, Supermacy Clause, Commerce Clause, Amendments, Police Power, and Due Process

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapters 4-5

Graf
01 February 2003

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Business Torts and Product Liability: Classification of Torts, Theories of Negligence, Tort Reform, Theories of Recovery in Product Liability, Strict Liability in Tort, Enterprise Liability, Warranties and Disclaimers, Chain of Distribution, and Section 402A of the Restatement of Torts

Case: Coyote v. Acme

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapters 12-13

Graf
14 February 2003

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Contracts, Sales, Negotiable Instruments: Classes of Contracts, Elements of Contract, Uniform Commercial Code, E-Commerce Selected Topics

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapters 10, 7
E-Commerce Materials

Graf
15 February 2003

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Contracts II and International Business: Formalities, Assignments, 3rd Party Beneficiary, Parole Evidence, Discharge, Remedies, Sources of International Law, Act of State Doctrine, Expropriations

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapters 11 and 3

TERM PAPERS DUE

(Papers will not be accepted without SELF-EVALUATION form attached)

Graf
28 February 2003

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Agency and Business Organizations: Types of Agency, Creation of Agency, Duties of Agents and Principals, Liability Issues, Sub S, Partnerships, Corporations, LLCs, LPs

Case: Aronson v. Lewis

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapters 15 and 16

*Securities Law: 1933 and 1934 Securities Acts, securities fraud, insider trading, registration, proxy solicitation

Case: Central Bank of Denver v. First Interstate and U.S. v. O'Hagan

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapter 22

Graf
01 March 2003

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Employment Law: "At Will," Drug Testing, OSHA, Civil Rights Act, Statutory Defenses, Sexual Harassment, EEOC, Age Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Labor/Management

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapters 18 and 20

*Anti-Trust: Sherman, Clayton and FTC Acts -- horizontal and vertical restraints of trade, and deceptive practices

The Legal Environment of Business, Chapter 23

TAKE HOME EXAMINATION DISTRIBUTED (DUE 15 MARCH 2003)

Graf


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