Activity Description

Prepare a paper in which you evaluate the Tyco International case study provided in Kaplan (2009)and Stephen et al. (2012). Be sure to address the following in your paper:

Briefly summarize the historical scenario surrounding Tyco International.
How do you think the spending and the loans were able to go on for so long?
Evaluate the outcome of events.
Was the punishment justified? Why or why not?
Is it difficult for us to see ethical breaches that we ourselves commit?
Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) scholarly resources in addition to required resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

The Price of Unethical Behavior

We have learned that many argue if and to what degree that social responsibility should be considered in businesses. Unfortunately, there are many cases that clearly and definitively cross ethical (and legal) lines. In these cases, including the Tyco International case examined below, the price these CEOs, companies, and stakeholders pay can be quite high.

Review the resources listed in the Books and Resources area below to prepare for this week’s assignment(s).

Complete the following Spotlight on Skills if you need assistance with the tools used to complete your assignments.

Spotlight on Skills: Develop your Logical Thinking and Argumentative Skills
In this assignment, you will be called upon to present your ideas, make arguments, and defend a point of view. All of this calls for research based evidence, as well as logical thinking skills that provide the framework for presenting this evidence. To begin, develop your logical thinking skills through first considering the developmental stages of your own thinking: Developing as rational persons: Viewing our development in stages. Then, review the Jones, R, (2010) article to learn more about what constitutes a good argument.

Books and Resources for this Week:
Reference Instruction
Kaplan, D. A. (2009). Koz makes his case.

Read Article
Stephens, W., Vance, C., & Pettegrew, L. (2012). Embracing ethics and morality.