College of Business Administration

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Seminar in Business Ethics and Social Institutions

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Class Schedule:


31 August 1999Course Overview
07 September 1999Course Overview
The nature of capitalism and the corporate enterprise
Shaw/Barry Part II (Chapters 4 & 5)
`Johnson Controls'

COMMONS GAME

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
14 September 1999A Critique of Capitalism

- `The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits'
- 'Are Corporations Inherently Wicked?' (course handout)
- 'The Capitalist Threat'

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

COMMONS GAME feedback

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
21 September 1999Overview of Ethical Theory

Shaw/Barry, Part 1 (Chapters 1-2 only)
Trevino/Nelson, Section 1 (Chapters 1-2)
Dunn
28 September 1999Rights and Duties of Employees

Shaw/Barry, Chapter 2, case 2.2, plus handouts
CONTRACTS & APPLICATION PROJECT
PROPOSALS DUE

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Vince Hamashin
(hamashin@tpims.org)
James McAllister
(jmcallis@aznet.net)
Don Miners
(dminers@chugaibio.com)
05 October 1999Affirmative Action

Shaw/Barry, Chapter 9
http://www.uri.edu/affirmative_action/laws.htm
http://www.auaa.org/piscat/index.html
http://www.ncfm.org/afiract.htm
http://www.zetetics.com/mac/affirm.htm
'The Normative Defense for Affirmative Action'

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Kathleen Bute
(kbutexpw@co.san-diego.ca.us)
Rick May
(Richard@purepulse.com)
12 October 1999Rights and Duties of Consumers

Shaw/Barry, Chapter 10
Trevino/Nelson, Pages 63-67, 181-189
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Ivan Cervantes
(ivan.c@usa.net)
Craig Dunn
(craig.dunn@sdsu.edu)
19 October 1999International Business, Domination and Exploitation

Shaw/Barry, Case 1.1 (p. 25)
Trevino/Nelson, Chapter 11
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Diane De Moss
(diane.demoss@sabre.com)
Pier Parisio
(parisio@san.rr.com)
26 October 1999Rights and Duties of Nature

Shaw/Barry, Chapter 11, plus handouts
Lessons from the Wreck of the Exxon Valdez...
Environmentalists Pose the Greatest Danger
Don't Trade Man for Nature

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Erik Miller
(erikmiller@home.com)
Lisa Schneider
(needleml@flash.net)
02 November 1999Codes of Conduct: Uses and Abuses

Shaw/Barry, pp. 203-208
Trevino/Nelson, Chapter 10 and pp. 38-40, 184-185
Remember to bring a copy of your company's code of conduct with you to class...

Guest Speaker: Lynn Bottom, Vice President, Strategic Employee Ethical Dynamics (S.E.E.D.) (Phone: 858-456-6292)

http://www.johnsonandjohnson.com/who_is_jnj/cr_index.html
http://www.mapnp.org/library/ethics/ethxgde.htm
http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/company/citizen/ethics/index.shtml
http://www.acm.org/constitution/code.html

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Cindy Flood
(cindy.flood@bowne.com)
Diana Foster
(dfoster@aznet.net)
09 November 1999Professional Ethics: Do 'They' Apply to Management?

Shaw/Barry, Chapter 8
Trevino/Nelson, Chapters 6 & 7 (Skim the chapters, read the cases & questions)
Also read ACM Codes of Conduct
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Christian Fassari
(SheydaWynne@cs.com)
Rob Good
(robgood@hotmail.com)
16 November 1999Corporate Social Performance: Theory and Practice
Shaw & Barry, pp. 195-202; 227-229
Trevino/Nelson, Case 2.1
Also read 'Toward Improving Corporate Social Performance' (Donna Wood), and 'Going Green at the Vermont Ice Cream Machine' (both class handouts)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Michael Kudrac
(m_kudrac@hotmail.com)
Bob Lesnick
(boblesnick@yahoo.com)
Jeff Stewart
(jeff_h_stewart@usa.net)
23 November 1999PRESENTATION
PREPARATION
30 November 1999CASE/APPLICATION
PROJECT
PRESENTATIONS
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07 December 1999The 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)

TERM PAPERS DUE
Dunn
14 December 1999FINAL EXAMINATION

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