Business ethics

Boeing Should Not Get Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

Boeing 737 Max Ethical Violations The $ 2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress includes funds for Boeing Corporation. The company had lobbied Congress for at least $60 billion for itself and a large supplier network to cushion against the effects of the pandemic. Boeing is concerned about canceled orders... Read more →


What is Cyber Culture in the Workplace?

The Ethics of Operating in Cyber Space Culture, in any form, is the way things get done. Underlying the culture is a set of values and goals that define the personality of an organization and the link between members of the organization. A company’s organizational culture broadly influences employees and... Read more →


Management’s Role in Developing an Ethical Culture

Tone at the Top Defines Ethical Culture What would you do if you discovered that a superior was engaged in inappropriate conduct? Beyond matters that deal with sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination that should be reported to the Human Resources Department, employees sometimes uncover fraudulent financial practices and... Read more →


How Does 'the Future' Technology Affect Our Work Environment Today?

The Role of AI, Automation, Cloud Computing, and Big Data Metrics The following blog is by Michael Deane, who administers Qeedle, a leading small business blog. We embrace new tech at break-neck speeds. Technology that could only be seen in movies such as Back to the Future is now a... Read more →


Big Corporations Place Profits Ahead of Safety

Recent Examples of Corporate Ethics Failures Big corporations are failing America because they continue to place profits ahead of responsible behavior. Many use a cost-benefit analysis to conclude that it would cost too much to fix product defects compared to any benefits derived. Until recently, few if any corporate CEOs... Read more →


Workplace Ethics and AI Systems

Accountability and Trust Must Be Built Into the System Ethical issues in artificial intelligence (AI) exist because rules of the road are needed to guide what is appropriate behavior in processing data against a set of algorithms to make decisions about individuals, communities and a society. Algorithms cannot think for... Read more →


A Startup Guide to Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Creating an Ethical Decision Making Framework Corporations are being challenged these days for their failure to act in a socially responsible way. Some reasons are that CEOs are paid, on average 278 times the average worker. We continue to learn about irresponsible actions: faulty automobiles (Toyota's unexpected acceleration and Takata... Read more →


Millennials Have a Different View of CSR

The Search For a Purpose-Driven Corporation Last week I blogged about the social responsibilities of corporations and what their purpose should be. Today, I look at those obligations from the point of view of millennials. But first, here’s a brief summary of last week’s blog. Social Responsibilities of Business The... Read more →


Audit Firms Should Not Be Allowed to Perform Nonaudit Services for Audit Clients

The Lost Art of an Independent Audit The time has come to revisit the issue whether all nonaudit services should be prohibited for audit clients. The accounting profession continues to struggle with independence issues when both services are provided. The threats and safeguards approach in the AICPA Code does not... Read more →