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Assessment Questions

Business EthicsAssessment Questions


The fact that a McDonald’s in Indonesia might provide sambal chili sauce to its customers rather than ketchup is as an example of ________.

  1. acculturation
  2. consumerism
  3. enculturation
  4. globalization

What is the major difference between enculturation and acculturation?


How might consumerism be at odds with the growing concern for business ethics?


True or False? Globalization is evidence that business is culturally neutral.


Protecting owners’ interests was a common feature of ________.

  1. the Industrial Revolution
  2. the Information Age
  3. the Dodd-Frank Act
  4. muckraking

True or false? All ethical standards are relative and should be treated as such.


True or false? The United Nations Global Compact is a set of standards that is binding worldwide.


What did the decision in Shlensky v. Wrigley (1968) establish in ethical terms? How does it compare to the decision in Dodge v. Ford Motor Company (1919)?


Values of Protestant Christianity were often used to justify ________.

  1. mercantilism
  2. Standard Oil’s overseas investments
  3. business success during the Industrial Revolution
  4. secular humanism

True or false? Religion continues to be a forceful influence on ethical systems.


Define localization and name at least three items that might be included as part of a localization effort.


How would you reconcile cultural differences between so-called contact and noncontact cultures in the context of business negotiations?


Businesses today are concerned with balancing profitability with responsibility. Therefore, they should ________.

  1. pay attention to culture
  2. go beyond compliance
  3. hire moral people
  4. hire outside consultants to monitor their supply chain.

What are the levels upon which business ethics exists?

  1. compliance and governance
  2. federal, state, and local
  3. normative and descriptive
  4. individual, organizational, and societal

Why is conscience the locus or center of ethical behavior in business?


Describe the challenge of identifying a universal set of ethics.


How does humanities in ethics differ from a humanistic business model?

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