business ethics

Step 1: Preparation for the AssignmentBefore you begin writing the assignment, you will read the following requirements that will help you meet the writing and APA requirements. Not reading this information will lead to a lower grade:Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing the report to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are expected NOT to use contractions in writing this assignment. You are expected to paraphrase and NOT use direct quotes. You are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html.You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list.You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. Books cannot be used as resources for this assignment. The expectation is that you use of the course readings and that research is done on the topic. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced and the page or paragraph number must be provided. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper to gain a better understanding of how to use APA within the paper. Step 2: How to Set Up the Paper Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 4-6 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. It is important to write clearly and concisely. Create a title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name and dateIntroductionIntroduce the topicProvide background on the topic to explain why it is importantAssert the thesis (your view of the issue). The thesis indicates the topic and your approach as well as to pique the interest of the reader.Counter ArgumentSummarize the counterclaimsProvide support for counterclaimsRefute the counterclaimsGive evidence for argumentArgumentAssert point #1 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesAssert point #2 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesAssert point #3 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesConclusionRestate/Summarize argumentBring paper full circle reflecting on the importance of the arguments and conclude their development.Source: Writing a Position Paper (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sfu.ca/cmns/130d1/WritingaPositionPaper.htm I strongly encourage students to use headings.Step 3: Getting StartedA position paper provides a point of view and can be view as taking a side in a debate. What you want to keep in mind as you research and write the paper is that the viewpoint is yours but it is necessary to support your ideas, reasoning and conclusions. Before starting, read the topic in Step 4 and lay out a plan for researching the topic. You will note that you have been given a few articles to get you started but the research you will do goes beyond these articles and must focus on identifying the ethical issue and taking a stance based on the ethical nature of the statement. To present a fair and convincing argument, you will research and present the counterclaims to the position you take and refute the other positions. Step 4: Read the articles below to gain a sense of the issue at stake. Research the issue further so that you are able to take a position.Nestlé CEO: Water Is Not a Human Right, Should Be PrivatizedNestlé’s Attempt to Completely Privatize (Steal) Water in Oregon Put to a Stop: “Our Water, Our Future”Nestlé’s Peter Braback: Our Attitude Towards Water Needs to Change You may so read Poland Spring Lawsuit Accuses Nestlé of ‘Colossal Fraud’Step 5: Create the introductory paragraph. Within this paragraph, provide a brief overview of the scenario. Then, provide a thesis statement and tell the reader the main topics covered in the paper. The introduction comes at the beginning of the paper and tells a reader the main topics covered in the paper. View this website to learn how to write an introductory paragraph: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/intro.htmlStep 6: You will write a position paper in response to the quote below: To write a position paper, you will first organize and outline the counterclaims and your viewpoints on the issue. Be sure to frame the discussion to define the key points covered in the paper. Establish credibility by supporting the reasoning and conclusions using the course readings and your research.Quote: “Water is not a right for all humans and; therefore, can become the property of a business.”Step 7: Writing StepsUse the topic provided in Step 6Gather sources using the library, the classroom and the Internet (scholarly articles). Make sure that you have information that supports more than one viewpoint. Read the source documents and decide on a claim statement. The claim statement is the thesis of your paper. Use the gathered sources to prepare the thesis.Consider preparing an outline based on the steps provided in Step 2.Identifying the ethical issue.Present the counterclaims, your position on the counterclaims including evidence to refute the counterarguments.Then, write your paper by presenting your position. Argue your position by making three appropriate reasons with at least two supporting details for each reason;Lastly, conclude the paper by restating/summarizing the argument. Refer to the opening statements and main points made throughout the paper. Reflect on the importance of the arguments and conclude their development. Step 8: Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues and third person writing as this assignment requires college-level writing.Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a first measure;Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWC will provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement. Step 9: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder TurnitinStudents are required to submit Assignment #2 in this course to www.turnitin.com prior to submission in their assignment folder for grading. Click How Do Students Get Started? for instructions both for students who have never used Turnitin before and those who have. Both new and returning students need this link of instructions. There are the instructions:Log in to Turnitin with your e-mail address and the personal login password you created.Once you login you will see a list of your classes. Click your class title to see the list of assignments associated with it.In the assignment list look for the title of your assignment. To the right of the title click the Submit button.Leave the default setting single file upload where you see choose a paper submission method.Enter submission title, i.e., the title of your paper.To upload a file, click on the Browse button, find the paper on your computer or flash drive, then click Upload.You will be prompted to check if you are uploading the correct paper. Be sure it is the paper you want to send to Turnitin, then click submit.Use the following when submitting these two assignments:Turnitin Class ID:16643908Enrollment Password: BMGT496NOTE: If the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database, you may submit the assignment for grading. If the Originality Report indicates that greater than 40% of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database, you must correct this by re-writing the paper and re-submitting the rewritten paper to Turnitin until the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database. I still have the option to make an independent assessment of academic dishonesty and plagiarism even though the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database.IMPORTANT-PLEASE READLate Assignments without PermissionMajor Assignments/Projects have due dates, and turning in an assignment late without permission is not without consequences. Any assignment that is turned in late without permission from the instructor will have the following consequences: A 10% penalty for every late day will be imposed on the paper and no more than three late days will be accepted. For example, a late day is defined as any day after the due date and time, e.g. if the assignment is due Sunday at 11:59 PM ET then an assignment turned in at 12:00 AM ET Monday will be late and constitute the first late day; the second late day would be Tuesday at 12:00 AM ET etc. Assignments turned in after the three day period will receive a zero with no exceptions.Learning Activities have due dates within a week and are determined by the faculty instructor. However, all learning activities for the week are due at the close of the week by 11:59 p.m. EST. Students who miss several weeks of work and contact the faculty after the due date cannot expect to make up the work. Late Assignments for Extraordinary CircumstancesThere are times when extenuating circumstances arise and a few extra days to complete an assignment can make the difference between success and failure. Please contact me at brian.edmonds@faculty.umuc.edu BEFORE the assignment is due if there is an extraordinary circumstance. Notifying me does not guarantee an extension will be granted. Additionally, students are expected to provide documentation for the excuse. Present the reason needed for additional time and preliminary work (i.e., outlines, note cards, bibliographies, etc.) completed on the assignment. I will provide either an extension with a new due date of my choice or deny the request in writing. I will provide an email with a clear statement of extension or denial. No phone conversations or unclear responses will constitute an extension:If an extension is granted and the assignment is not posted in its entirety by the due date I have provided, the student will receive a zero for the assignment. If an extension is granted, the assignment is still subject to a late penalty.Please note that there is no opportunity to turn in any work after the last day of class. Examples of Extraordinary CircumstancesLast minute military deployment or field workEmergency hospitalization of student or immediate family memberCatastrophic weather-related incident resulting in lack of internet accessDeath of immediate family memberComputer problems, job responsibilities, professional travel, vacations, commitments for other classes, taking too many classes are not acceptable reasons for submitting work late. Therefore, do not ask for an extension for these reasons.Final Project-Phase 2 Due December 16Responses to the final phase of the Final Project assignment for this course are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the area in your assignment folder designated as Final Project-Phase 2. Details about this assignment can be found in the course syllabus and in the Assignments area of our LEO classroom. I will not grade any assignment submitted that is based on any scenario from the learning activities or other assignments in this course.Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post your questions in the conference titled Ask The Professor!Professor EdmondsNovember 30, 2017tonightWeek 6 Learning Activity DiscussionThis week’s learning activity discussion is focused on global business. All initial posts are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time tonight. Students are required to post a response to at least two (2) of your colleagues in each weekly online discussion. Responses to initial posts and any inquiries I may have for you are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The Week 6 discussion will close at 12:00AM Eastern Time on December 4, 2017. Assignment #2: Position Paper Due December 3Responses to the second written assignment for this course are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the area in your assignment folder designated as Assignment #2: Position Paper.Purpose: You will learn how to write a persuasive argument regarding an ethical issue. Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment:1. Identify ethical issues that arise in domestic and global business environments using an understanding of ethical concepts and of legal and business principles2. Develop and evaluate alternatives to, and recommend solutions for, ethical dilemmas, taking into account ethical and legal requirements and the essential mission of the business enterprise3. Effectively communicate to internal and external business stakeholders the complexities of ethical issues suggesting and analyzing various solutions in order to ensure appropriate business practices and accountabilityInstructions: NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy, and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations with regard to proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only). Step 1: Preparation for the AssignmentBefore you begin writing the assignment, you will read the following requirements that will help you meet the writing and APA requirements. Not reading this information will lead to a lower grade:Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing the report to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are expected NOT to use contractions in writing this assignment. You are expected to paraphrase and NOT use direct quotes. You are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html.You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list.You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. Books cannot be used as resources for this assignment. The expectation is that you use of the course readings and that research is done on the topic. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced and the page or paragraph number must be provided. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper to gain a better understanding of how to use APA within the paper. Step 2: How to Set Up the Paper Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 4-6 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. It is important to write clearly and concisely. Create a title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name and dateIntroductionIntroduce the topicProvide background on the topic to explain why it is importantAssert the thesis (your view of the issue). The thesis indicates the topic and your approach as well as to pique the interest of the reader.Counter ArgumentSummarize the counterclaimsProvide support for counterclaimsRefute the counterclaimsGive evidence for argumentArgumentAssert point #1 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesAssert point #2 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesAssert point #3 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesConclusionRestate/Summarize argumentBring paper full circle reflecting on the importance of the arguments and conclude their development.Source: Writing a Position Paper (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sfu.ca/cmns/130d1/WritingaPositionPaper.htm I strongly encourage students to use headings.Step 3: Getting StartedA position paper provides a point of view and can be view as taking a side in a debate. What you want to keep in mind as you research and write the paper is that the viewpoint is yours but it is necessary to support your ideas, reasoning and conclusions. Before starting, read the topic in Step 4 and lay out a plan for researching the topic. You will note that you have been given a few articles to get you started but the research you will do goes beyond these articles and must focus on identifying the ethical issue and taking a stance based on the ethical nature of the statement. To present a fair and convincing argument, you will research and present the counterclaims to the position you take and refute the other positions. Step 4: Read the articles below to gain a sense of the issue at stake. Research the issue further so that you are able to take a position.Nestlé CEO: Water Is Not a Human Right, Should Be PrivatizedNestlé’s Attempt to Completely Privatize (Steal) Water in Oregon Put to a Stop: “Our Water, Our Future”Nestlé’s Peter Braback: Our Attitude Towards Water Needs to Change You may so read Poland Spring Lawsuit Accuses Nestlé of ‘Colossal Fraud’Step 5: Create the introductory paragraph. Within this paragraph, provide a brief overview of the scenario. Then, provide a thesis statement and tell the reader the main topics covered in the paper. The introduction comes at the beginning of the paper and tells a reader the main topics covered in the paper. View this website to learn how to write an introductory paragraph: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/intro.htmlStep 6: You will write a position paper in response to the quote below: To write a position paper, you will first organize and outline the counterclaims and your viewpoints on the issue. Be sure to frame the discussion to define the key points covered in the paper. Establish credibility by supporting the reasoning and conclusions using the course readings and your research.Quote: “Water is not a right for all humans and; therefore, can become the property of a business.”Step 7: Writing StepsUse the topic provided in Step 6Gather sources using the library, the classroom and the Internet (scholarly articles). Make sure that you have information that supports more than one viewpoint. Read the source documents and decide on a claim statement. The claim statement is the thesis of your paper. Use the gathered sources to prepare the thesis.Consider preparing an outline based on the steps provided in Step 2.Identifying the ethical issue.Present the counterclaims, your position on the counterclaims including evidence to refute the counterarguments.Then, write your paper by presenting your position. Argue your position by making three appropriate reasons with at least two supporting details for each reason;Lastly, conclude the paper by restating/summarizing the argument. Refer to the opening statements and main points made throughout the paper. Reflect on the importance of the arguments and conclude their development.Step 8: Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues and third person writing as this assignment requires college-level writing.Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a first measure;Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWC will provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement.Step 9: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder TurnitinStudents are required to submit Assignment #2 in this course to www.turnitin.com prior to submission in their assignment folder for grading. Click How Do Students Get Started? for instructions both for students who have never used Turnitin before and those who have. Both new and returning students need this link of instructions. There are the instructions:Log in to Turnitin with your e-mail address and the personal login password you created.Once you login you will see a list of your classes. Click your class title to see the list of assignments associated with it.In the assignment list look for the title of your assignment. To the right of the title click the Submit button.Leave the default setting single file upload where you see choose a paper submission method.Enter submission title, i.e., the title of your paper.To upload a file, click on the Browse button, find the paper on your computer or flash drive, then click Upload.You will be prompted to check if you are uploading the correct paper. Be sure it is the paper you want to send to Turnitin, then click submit.Use the following when submitting these two assignments:Turnitin Class ID: 16643908Enrollment Password: BMGT496NOTE: If the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database, you may submit the assignment for grading. If the Originality Report indicates that greater than 40% of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database, you must correct this by re-writing the paper and re-submitting the rewritten paper to Turnitin until the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database. I still have the option to make an independent assessment of academic dishonesty and plagiarism even though the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database. Next Class-December 6For our class on Thursday, December 6, 2017, review and prepare responses to the questions for the attached Globalization of Ethical Decision Making–An Ethical Dilemma and case study Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business.As a follow up to our discussion last night in class, read the following articles assigned for this week and be prepared to share how a business owner can address wealth redistribution. Demonstrate this by elaborating on the steps that could be taken to accomplish this and why wealth redistribution is an appropriate endeavor.The Ethics of Redistribution.The Ethics of Wealth Poverty and InequalityAlso, each week students are to present an article, video or highlight any of the assigned readings/videos for that week to the class for discussion. In the presentation highlight no more than three (3) important takeaways and their relevance to business ethics. Please refrain from discussions about political matters. This is a business course and the focus of this in-class assignment should be on business ethics matters.Finally, we will, spend time discussing the various assigned readings and other readings pertaining to the subtopics for next week: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and Information Ethics. These are two areas that are getting a lot of attention these days. I have attached some articles from The Wall Street Journal worth noting for our discussion.We will discuss all of this in class. Students do not have to provide written submissions to these questions.Final Project-Phase 2 Due December 16Responses to the final phase of the Final Project assignment for this course are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the area in your assignment folder designated as Final Project-Phase 2. Details about this assignment can be found in the course syllabus and in the Assignments area of our LEO classroom. I will not grade any assignment submitted that is based on any scenario from the learning activities or other assignments in this course.Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post your questions in the conference titled Ask The Professor!Professor EdmondsNovember 27, 2017week 6Welcome to the sixth week of our class. This week we discuss global ethics and the concept of ethical relativism. The online learning activity discussion for this week has been posted. All initial posts are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Students are required to post a response to at least two (2) of your colleagues in each weekly online discussion. Responses to initial posts and any inquiries I may have for you are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The Week 6 discussion will close at 12:00AM Eastern Time on December 4, 2017. Do not be late.Wednesday’s ClassFor our class on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, review and prepare responses to the questions for the review and prepare responses to the questions for the attached Globalization of Ethical Decision Making–An Ethical Dilemma and case study Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business.Also, each week students are to present an article, video or highlight any of the assigned readings/videos for that week to the class for discussion. In the presentation highlight no more than three (3) important takeaways and their relevance to business ethics. Please refrain from discussions about political matters. This is a business course and the focus of this in-class assignment should be on business ethics matters.Finally, we will, as promised, review and discuss two videos: China Blue (click here) and Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh (click here) and their relationship to global ethics.We will discuss all of this in class. Students do not have to provide written submissions to these questionsAssignment #2: Position Paper Due December 3Responses to the second written assignment for this course are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the area in your assignment folder designated as Assignment #2: Position Paper.Purpose: You will learn how to write a persuasive argument regarding an ethical issue. Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment:1. Identify ethical issues that arise in domestic and global business environments using an understanding of ethical concepts and of legal and business principles2. Develop and evaluate alternatives to, and recommend solutions for, ethical dilemmas, taking into account ethical and legal requirements and the essential mission of the business enterprise3. Effectively communicate to internal and external business stakeholders the complexities of ethical issues suggesting and analyzing various solutions in order to ensure appropriate business practices and accountabilityInstructions: NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy, and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations with regard to proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only). Step 1: Preparation for the AssignmentBefore you begin writing the assignment, you will read the following requirements that will help you meet the writing and APA requirements. Not reading this information will lead to a lower grade:Read the grading rubric for the assignment. Use the grading rubric while writing the report to ensure all requirements are met that will lead to the highest possible grade.Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are expected NOT to use contractions in writing this assignment. You are expected to paraphrase and NOT use direct quotes. You are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html.You are responsible for APA only for in-text citations and a reference list.You are expected to use the facts from the case scenario paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis and support the reasoning. Books cannot be used as resources for this assignment. The expectation is that you use of the course readings and that research is done on the topic. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced and the page or paragraph number must be provided. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper to gain a better understanding of how to use APA within the paper. Step 2: How to Set Up the Paper Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 4-6 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. It is important to write clearly and concisely. Create a title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name and dateIntroductionIntroduce the topicProvide background on the topic to explain why it is importantAssert the thesis (your view of the issue). The thesis indicates the topic and your approach as well as to pique the interest of the reader.Counter ArgumentSummarize the counterclaimsProvide support for counterclaimsRefute the counterclaimsGive evidence for argumentArgumentAssert point #1 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesAssert point #2 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesAssert point #3 of your claimsProvide your thoughts and ideas supported using a minimum of two sourcesConclusionRestate/Summarize argumentBring paper full circle reflecting on the importance of the arguments and conclude their development.Source: Writing a Position Paper (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sfu.ca/cmns/130d1/WritingaPositionPaper.htm I strongly encourage students to use headings.Step 3: Getting StartedA position paper provides a point of view and can be view as taking a side in a debate. What you want to keep in mind as you research and write the paper is that the viewpoint is yours but it is necessary to support your ideas, reasoning and conclusions. Before starting, read the topic in Step 4 and lay out a plan for researching the topic. You will note that you have been given a few articles to get you started but the research you will do goes beyond these articles and must focus on identifying the ethical issue and taking a stance based on the ethical nature of the statement. To present a fair and convincing argument, you will research and present the counterclaims to the position you take and refute the other positions. Step 4: Read the articles below to gain a sense of the issue at stake. Research the issue further so that you are able to take a position.Nestlé CEO: Water Is Not a Human Right, Should Be PrivatizedNestlé’s Attempt to Completely Privatize (Steal) Water in Oregon Put to a Stop: “Our Water, Our Future”Nestlé’s Peter Braback: Our Attitude Towards Water Needs to Change You may so read Poland Spring Lawsuit Accuses Nestlé of ‘Colossal Fraud’Step 5: Create the introductory paragraph. Within this paragraph, provide a brief overview of the scenario. Then, provide a thesis statement and tell the reader the main topics covered in the paper. The introduction comes at the beginning of the paper and tells a reader the main topics covered in the paper. View this website to learn how to write an introductory paragraph: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/intro.htmlStep 6: You will write a position paper in response to the quote below: To write a position paper, you will first organize and outline the counterclaims and your viewpoints on the issue. Be sure to frame the discussion to define the key points covered in the paper. Establish credibility by supporting the reasoning and conclusions using the course readings and your research.Quote: “Water is not a right for all humans and; therefore, can become the property of a business.”Step 7: Writing StepsUse the topic provided in Step 6Gather sources using the library, the classroom and the Internet (scholarly articles). Make sure that you have information that supports more than one viewpoint. Read the source documents and decide on a claim statement. The claim statement is the thesis of your paper. Use the gathered sources to prepare the thesis.Consider preparing an outline based on the steps provided in Step 2.Identifying the ethical issue.Present the counterclaims, your position on the counterclaims including evidence to refute the counterarguments.Then, write your paper by presenting your position. Argue your position by making three appropriate reasons with at least two supporting details for each reason;Lastly, conclude the paper by restating/summarizing the argument. Refer to the opening statements and main points made throughout the paper. Reflect on the importance of the arguments and conclude their development. Step 8: Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues and third person writing as this assignment requires college-level writing.Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a first measure;Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWC will provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement. Step 9: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder TurnitinStudents are required to submit Assignment #2 in this course to www.turnitin.com prior to submission in their assignment folder for grading. Click How Do Students Get Started? for instructions both for students who have never used Turnitin before and those who have. Both new and returning students need this link of instructions. There are the instructions:Log in to Turnitin with your e-mail address and the personal login password you created.Once you login you will see a list of your classes. Click your class title to see the list of assignments associated with it.In the assignment list look for the title of your assignment. To the right of the title click the Submit button.Leave the default setting single file upload where you see choose a paper submission method.Enter submission title, i.e., the title of your paper.To upload a file, click on the Browse button, find the paper on your computer or flash drive, then click Upload.You will be prompted to check if you are uploading the correct paper. Be sure it is the paper you want to send to Turnitin, then click submit.Use the following when submitting these two assignments:Turnitin Class ID: 16643908Enrollment Password: BMGT496NOTE: If the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database, you may submit the assignment for grading. If the Originality Report indicates that greater than 40% of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database, you must correct this by re-writing the paper and re-submitting the rewritten paper to Turnitin until the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database. I still have the option to make an independent assessment of academic dishonesty and plagiarism even though the Turnitin Originality Report indicates that 40% or less of the text in your assignment matches something already in the Turnitin database. IMPORTANT-PLEASE READLate Assignments without PermissionMajor Assignments/Projects have due dates, and turning in an assignment late without permission is not without consequences. Any assignment that is turned in late without permission from the instructor will have the following consequences: A 10% penalty for every late day will be imposed on the paper and no more than three late days will be accepted. For example, a late day is defined as any day after the due date and time, e.g. if the assignment is due Sunday at 11:59 PM ET then an assignment turned in at 12:00 AM ET Monday will be late and constitute the first late day; the second late day would be Tuesday at 12:00 AM ET etc. Assignments turned in after the three day period will receive a zero with no exceptions.Learning Activities have due dates within a week and are determined by the faculty instructor. However, all learning activities for the week are due at the close of the week by 11:59 p.m. EST. Students who miss several weeks of work and contact the faculty after the due date cannot expect to make up the work. Late Assignments for Extraordinary CircumstancesThere are times when extenuating circumstances arise and a few extra days to complete an assignment can make the difference between success and failure. Please contact me at brian.edmonds@faculty.umuc.edu BEFORE the assignment is due if there is an extraordinary circumstance. Notifying me does not guarantee an extension will be granted. Additionally, students are expected to provide documentation for the excuse. Present the reason needed for additional time and preliminary work (i.e., outlines, note cards, bibliographies, etc.) completed on the assignment. I will provide either an extension with a new due date of my choice or deny the request in writing. I will provide an email with a clear statement of extension or denial. No phone conversations or unclear responses will constitute an extension:If an extension is granted and the assignment is not posted in its entirety by the due date I have provided, the student will receive a zero for the assignment. If an extension is granted, the assignment is still subject to a late penalty.Please note that there is no opportunity to turn in any work after the last day of class. Examples of Extraordinary CircumstancesLast minute military deployment or field workEmergency hospitalization of student or immediate family memberCatastrophic weather-related incident resulting in lack of internet accessDeath of immediate family memberComputer problems, job responsibilities, professional travel, vacations, commitments for other classes, taking too many classes are not acceptable reasons for submitting work late. Therefore, do not ask for an extension for these reasons.Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post your questions in the conference titled Ask The Professor!Professor EdmondsAttachment(s):Resolving Ethical Business Challenges_David Hannigan (2) (1) (1).pdf(277.03 KB)Ethical Dilemma_Globalization of Ethical Decision Making (2).pdf(177.21 KB)Case-Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business (2).pdf(2.62 MB)November 26, 2017tonightWeek 5 Learning Activity Discussion ResponsesStudents are required to post a response to at least two (2) of your colleagues in each weekly online discussion. Responses to initial posts and any inquiries I may have for you are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time TONIGHT. The Week 5 discussion will close at 12:00AM Eastern Time on November 27, 2017. Be sure that the responses/comments to both me and your colleagues are substantive.Assignment 2: Position Paper Due December 3I encourage students to begin looking at the next assignment for this course. This assignment is worth 20% of the final course grade. Assignment 2: Position Paper is due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the area in your Assignments folder designated as Assignment 2: Position Paper. Details about this assignment can be found in the course syllabus and in the Assignments area of our LEO classroom.Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post your questions in the conference titled Ask The Professor!Professor EdmondsNovember 23, 2017tWeek 5 Learning Activity DiscussionAll initial posts for this week’s learning activity discussion are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on TOMORROW NIGHT, November 24, 2017. That’s right. I have given you all an extra day.Students are required to post a response to at least two (2) of your colleagues in each weekly online discussion. Responses to initial posts and any inquiries I may have for you are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Week 5 discussion will close at 12:00AM Eastern Time on November 27, 2017. Next Class-November 29, 2017For our class on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, review and prepare responses to the questions for the review and prepare responses to the questions for the attached Globalization of Ethical Decision Making–An Ethical Dilemma and case study Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business.Also, each week students are to present an article, video or highlight any of the assigned readings/videos for that week to the class for discussion. In the presentation highlight no more than three (3) important takeaways and their relevance to business ethics. Please refrain from discussions about political matters. This is a business course and the focus of this in-class assignment should be on business ethics matters.Finally, we will, as promised, review and discuss two videos: China Blue (click here) and Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh (click here) and their relationship to global ethics.We will discuss all of this in class. Students do not have to provide written submissions for their responses to these questions.Assignment #2: Position Paper Due December 3Responses to the second written assignment for this course are due before 11:59PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the area in your assignment folder designated as Assignment #2: Position Paper. Details about this assignment can be found in the course syllabus and in the Assignments area of our LEO classroom.Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post your questions in the conference titled Ask The Professor!Professor EdmondsAttachment(s):Case-Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business (2).pdf(2.62 MB)Ethical Dilemma_Globalization of Ethical Decision Making (2).pdf(177.21 KB)Show All AnnouncementsMy SurveysClick here to complete your course evaluations.BMGT496: BMGT 496 5060 Business Ethics (2178)Instructor:

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