Presentation on theme: "Sport Business Ethics - DeGeorge 1. Introduction n The Myth of Amoral Business u purpose: making a profit u business is business u ethical language is."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction n The Myth of Amoral Business u purpose: making a profit u business is business u ethical language is not language of business u easier to deal with $ than value judgments
Myth n end product is the bottom line n ignore the ethical n breakdown in myth u reporting of scandals/public reaction u formation of groups u concern via conferences, magazines, newspapers u corporate codes and ethical programs
American Business Value System n shares American values u rugged individualism u negative aspects of competition u pragmatism/freedom
Freedom - life, liberty, pursuit of happiness n wish for own good n known what’s best n managers will do what is best n masks the common underlying values
System presupposes n enter transactions n satisfying needs n free to use own resources to gain what we want n free to make money - free to make choices
Freedom of business n based on values of... u fairness u equal opportunity u pragmatism u efficiency
Vices of business n Unchecked freedom u seek own goals at expense of others u greed blinds u win by whatever means available u unfair, manipulated, and forced competition u leaves behind those who cannot compete or those who fail
The Relation of business and morality n The moral background of business u business - human activity u presupposes moral activity F honesty F honor agreements F honor advertisements F expect employers to be honest, respectful, and do job
The Relation continued.. n The Foundation of Property u Who owns what? u Who should own? u Why should they own F 8% own 40% of earth’s resources F 92% are asking by what right
Relation... n The business of business u what mandates are necessary u what moral codes should be followed u how does cultural relativism effect? F should it?
Relation... n Business and the law... u corporate responsibility and the law u individual responsibility/or lack of to the law u morality versus the law F what is the law F what is morality F what is the relationship of one to the other
Relation... n The changing mandate of business... u What was.... the environment...the climate... the people. u moral responsibility u weighing moral and other values u making moral decisions...
The cases of ethics n Descriptive n Normative n Metaethical n Special u casuistry
Five kinds of activities - B.E. n 1. Applying General principles to particular cases. n 2. Doing Metaethics - u analysis, reflection. n Analysis of the presupposition of business u property u exploitation u competition
five... n 4. go beyond the present task...to a greater understanding of philosophy and business.. n 5. praising the moral ideals and moral models... n Goal -- approach moral problems systematically and with better tools.