College of Business Administration

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SDSU on-site MBA Program at



Management 722
Seminar in Business Ethics and Social Institutions

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Class Schedule:


14 January 2000

8:00 am -- 5:00 pm

*Course Overview
*The Nature of Capitalism and the Corporate Enterprise
Shaw/Barry Part II (Chapters 4 & 5)
`Johnson Controls

Mindwalk: A film for passionate thinkers

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
15 January 2000

8:00 am -- 5:00 pm

*A Critique of Capitalism
Shaw/Barry Part II (Chapters 4 & 5)
- `The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits'
- 'Are Corporations Inherently Wicked?' (course handout)
- 'The Capitalist Threat'

COMMONS GAME

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

LOGICAL FALLACIES

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
29 January 2000

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Overview of Ethical Theory
Shaw/Barry, Part 1 (Chapters 1-2 only)
Trevino/Nelson, Section 1 (Chapters 1-2)

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

SURVEY OF ETHICAL THEORETIC APTITUDES

Qualcomm Ethics Survey:

Survey of Ethical Theoretic Aptitudes Score:

DEADLY DECEPTION (INFACT video)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE

Dunn
11 February 2000

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Is It a Just World?
Shaw/Barry, Chapter 9
Dunn, Craig P. `The Normative Defense for Affirmative Action'

University of Rhode Island Office of Affirmative Action
Piccataway Amicus Project
National Coalition of Free Men
Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women

Frontline program: Surviving the Bottom Line

Le Guin, Ursula. `The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas'

Lou Krause (Business Enterprise Trust video)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
12 February 2000

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Environmental Ethics
Welford, Richard & Starkey, Richard Business and the Environment: A Reader, Chapter 13
Sagoff, Mark. Zuckerman's Dilemma: A Plea for Environmental Ethics. Hastings Center Report, September/October 1991, p. 32.
Barker, Sir Ernest. Social Contract: Essays by Locke, Hume, and Rousseau. Oxford University Press (1953) [pp 22-43]

Lessons from the Wreck of the Exxon Valdez...
Environmentalists Pose the Greatest Danger
Don't Trade Man for Nature

Gail Mayville (Business Enterprise Trust video)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 2 DUE

CASE PRESENTATION OUTLINES DUE

Dunn
26 February 2000

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Codes of Conduct
Shaw/Barry, pp. 203-208
Trevino/Nelson, Chapter 10 and pp. 38-40, 184-185

Josephson Institute on Ethical Decision-Making
Johnson & Johnson Credo
Ethics at Texas Instruments
ACM Codes of Conduct
Ethics Toolkit
School for Scandal?
Compliance Programs and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
Ingersoll-Rand Uses ‘Five Questions’ To Help Identify Ethics Issues

NYNEX ('Code of Business Conduct' video)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 3 DUE

CONTRACTS DUE

Dunn
10 March 2000

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Case study: Dow Corning--Silicone Breast Implants
Mahlum vs Dow Chemical (West Legal Studies Video Library)
Monumental Victory!
Dow Corning's Settlement...
Unbelievable! Ad banner on Alta Vista... http://www.breastaugusa.com/

*Business Law: Remedies Available in Civil Litigation & The Law of Torts

Meiners/Ringleb/Edwards,
The Legal Environment of Business (Fifth Edition), pp. 64-76; 219-250

Tort Law, Negligence, and Liability
Report to the Task Force to Consider Tort Reform Proposals
Common Sense Legal Reforms Act

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Dunn
11 March 2000

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*Case study: Privacy of Medical Records (Baldwin/Burroughs/Conley/Strong)
Please read the following background material for this case analysis:

Whose Looking at your Files?

*Case study: Tobacco, Regulation, and Litigation (Blackman/Chen/Laysor/Mahesh/Ram)

Please read the following background material for this case analysis:

Tobacco manufacturer's viewpoint...
Tobacco regulation lobby's viewpoint...
Yet more on tobacco regulation lobby's viewpoint... (remember the General Electric video?)

Truth on Trial (The Annenberg/CPB Project Ethics in America Series)

*Business Law: Products Liability & The Law of Contracts

Meiners/Ringleb/Edwards,
The Legal Environment of Business (Fifth Edition), pp. 251-271; 287-328
Trevino/Nelson, pp. 95-98

Pinto Madness
The Most Dangerous Vehicle on the Road
Jury awards record-breaking $4.9 billion in GM gas tank accident
High Courts and Scientific Evidence
NBC and gas tank explosions

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 4 DUE

Dunn
24 March 2000

8:00 am -- 12:00 pm

*Group Case Presentations

Marketing Class overview will be provided from 11:30-12:00 pm

*Case study: Qualcomm, Sold Infrastructure, and Stock Options (Barnett/Bhatmuley/Meyers/Vanhove/Winters)

Please read the following background material for this case analysis:

Politics and Silicon Valley
Qualcomm Litigation

*Case study: wethepeople.com--Corporations and the Government (Fleck/Hover/Hsu/Sharp)

*Case study: Ethics of Recruiting Foreign Workers (Albers/Henry/Shaw/Williams)

*Case study: Outrage on the Web (Alster/Borrus/Green/Yang)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Class Participants
25 March 2000

1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm

*The Meaning of Work
What Comes Next?
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

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 5 DUE [OPTIONAL]

Dunn
08 April 2000 TERM PAPERS DUE

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


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