DFSI delivers and supports major public works and maintenance programs, government procurement, information and communications technology, corporate and shared services, consumer protection, sustainable State finances, administration of State taxation and revenue collection, administration of the State’s managed fund schemes, land and property administration services and metropolitan water policy and planning. Sometimes the game of business requires one to compromise oneself in order to make a larger contribution. Strictly speaking, if the harm a person does to himself is of no consequence to any other party, this action remains beyond the scope of ethics. For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Some marginal efforts could help reduce Trump’s conflicts of interest and attenuate the risk of a general unraveling of ethical business norms. We have allocated significant resources to the ethics program and will continue to strive for excellence in this regard.
All the world’s cultures may never want to or even be able to adopt a universal business ethic. Bob also discusses ethics in relationship to specific business scenarios: working with suppliers and vendors, organizational decision making, and doing business internationally.
The difference between business and nonprofit organizations would seem to be the generation of profit (a non-profit being, by its very name, and organization that does not generate profit). Phillips (1995), by contrast, argues that in some cases no individual employee in a firm is responsible for the harm a firm causes.
Visit the Daniels College of Business on the University of Denver’s campus and learn more about our programs, the college and the city of Denver. They should therefore stick to finance, marketing and operations management rather than waste time with ethics.