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dc.contributor.advisorAndreasen, Haakon L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Jacquelineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T16:51:51Z
dc.date.available2016-09-20T16:51:51Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16636
dc.description.abstractTwo case studies of water pollution by business are analyzed, focusing on the problem of who is responsible for preventing future unethical environmental and non-environmental business activities. Water pollution is unethical because it adversely affects the legitimate rights and goals of other water users. Because the consequences of unethical business actions cannot be fully determined, prevention is the key to changing unethical practices. The educated society realizes its primary responsibility for defining the role and behavior of its business institution. Business will only change unethical practices in response to reasonable societal demands. As a dominant and financially powerful institution of modern society, business is the ideal agent to generate change within its ranks because business leaders are in the position to know of any unethical practices which may be occurring within the organization. This position ensiles prevention. The business person who critically questions his decisions and actions is using business ethics as an educative tool to proactively prevent unethical activities. When unethical activities are prevented, the whole of society profits.en_US
dc.format.extent60 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectmanagementen_US
dc.subjectbusiness ethicsen_US
dc.subjectsocietyen_US
dc.titleBusiness Ethics -- A Proactive, Eductional Tool for a Profitable Societyen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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