From an individual point of view, the primary objective of a business firm is to earn profits. Phillips, R. & J.D. Margolis, 1999, Toward an Ethics of Organizations”, Business Ethics Quarterly, 9(4): 619-638. When there is no social connection between the individuals, the motivation of the other person to intervene is less defensible. Business etiquette – are certain rules governing the work style, manner of communication between firms, the appearance of businessmen, sequence and manner of negotiating and so on.
Business ethics goes beyond just a moral code of right and wrong; it attempts to reconcile what companies must do legally versus maintaining a competitive advantage over other businesses. For instance, an American business may ask an engineer to manifest the safety of a project which is not safe.
The Ericsson Code of Business Ethics contains rules for all individuals performing work for Ericsson, under the staff management of Ericsson, whether as an employee of Ericsson or of a subcontractor, or as a private contractor. They want to make certain that one can do well by doing good,” meaning that one can succeed in business by being ethical.
Specifically, to claim there is no role, there is no relationship or interaction between the business and an individual, and the individual will not be impacted by the actions of the business. Business people are not only at their best when making a profit, but in doing so they make an enormous positive contribution.
You will refer to your business plan for ideas and add in new techniques each month. While one engineer may deny manifesting in the project on moral basis, the business may find a less painstaking engineer who will be ready to manifest in the project for a payoff, thus saving the business the cost of restyling.… Read More