Int Business Essay

4976 words - 20 pages

Multiple Choice

1. The term _____ refers to an individual’s personal beliefs about whether a decision, behavior, or action is right or wrong.
a. value
b. culture
c. ethics
d. religion
e. expectations
(c; easy; p. 119)

2. Fruit juice suppliers in South America rely heavily on _____.
a. elderly employees
b. child labor
c. female workers
d. illegal immigrant workers
e. none of the above
(b; moderate; p. 117)

3. What ethical abuses have independent contractors manufacturing shoes for Nike been accused of in past years?
a. child labor abuse
b. unsafe working conditions
c. ...view middle of the document...

a. culture to culture
b. individual to individual
c. family to family
d. country to country
e. all of the above
(e; easy; p. 120)

9. Jason has been padding his expense account on business trips. However, it seems fair to him because the company refuses to provide him with comp time despite long hours he works on these business trips. Which ethical generalization is this an example of?
a. Individuals have their personal belief system.
b. Individuals from the same cultural contexts will tend to have similar beliefs.
c. Individuals can rationalize behavior.
d. Individuals may not always be consistent with their beliefs.
e. All of the above are ethical generalizations.
(c; moderate; p. 119)

10. Janet believes in protecting the privacy of her employees. Yet, she shared a rumor that Alex, a co-worker, has been having an affair with another co-worker. Which ethical generalization is this an example of?
a. Individuals have their personal belief system.
b. Individuals from the same cultural contexts will tend to have similar beliefs.
c. Individuals can rationalize behavior.
d. Individuals may not always be consistent with their beliefs.
e. All of the above are ethical generalizations.
(d; moderate; p. 119)

11. Three employees of Martin Enterprises have flown to China to meet with potential business partners there. The three employees are in a disagreement about whether to give gifts to the potential partners. James is from the U.S. office and he feels it is an ethical violation. Eun Hee (from the South Korean office) and Evan Lee (from the Japanese office) agree that the gift is appropriate given the Chinese culture. Which ethical generalization is this an example of?
a. Individuals have their personal belief system.
b. Individuals from the same cultural contexts will tend to have similar beliefs.
c. Individuals can rationalize behavior.
d. Individuals may not always be consistent with their beliefs.
e. All of the above are ethical generalizations.
(b; moderate; p. 119)

12. Sonya and Amber work together in the Hong Kong corporate office. Despite their similar backgrounds and education, they cannot agree on whether it is appropriate to offer bribes to officials in China in order to move their business dealings along there. Which ethical generalization is this an example of?
a. Individuals have their personal belief system.
b. Individuals from the same cultural contexts will tend to have similar beliefs.
c. Individuals can rationalize behavior.
d. Individuals may not always be consistent with their beliefs.
e. All of the above are ethical generalizations.
(a; moderate; p. 119)

13. What term best describes the things a person feels to be important?
a. values
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