Assignment-Case Study Analysis on Ethical Decision Making
Submission date: Week 9, Sunday, 3rd March. 2019, till 12.00 Noon
Aim of the assignment:
This assignment would help students to develop an ethical decision-making skill considering the learnings from the course. They would learn to analyse ethical dilemma scenario and suggest resolution for the same. They will build an insight towards importance of business ethics in business operations. They would be in a position to associate theories and concepts learnt in the course to analyse the ethical case situation.
The students have to do the case study analysis assignment in a group of 3-4 students. Assignment would be allotted by the course instructor to the team.
The following points must be covered during analysis of the case:
The ethical issue must be identified by the team (Identification of main ethical issues and problems)
The reasons and facts must be researched by the team and analysed (Analysis and evaluation of issues/problems)
Resolution of the ethical problem must be brought up in the assignment by the team while answering the questions of the case.( Recommendations on effective solutions/strategies)
Relevant literature should be reviewed, concepts and theories should be identified (Links to course readings and additional Research)
The assignment must be presented with an organised analysis and coherence with the case study.(Writing skills and flow of ideas)
The questions at the end of the case should be answered after the above anlysis.
Note: Students can refer to the evaluation rubrics for details.
1: Cover page
Title of the Case study
Your names, section and IDs
Course name and teacher name
2: Introduction and Facts about the Case
3.The ethical issue/issues present in the case
4: Background and literature reviewed.
5: Conclusion and recommendations
6: References (Using Harvard style referencing)
7: Appendices (if needed)
Format using Times New Roman, Size 12, Spacing 1.5
Citations should follow Harvard referencing style
Word count: 3000 words maximum
To know more about the grading criteria for this assignment and what is expected of you to get a good grade, check its detailed rubric on blackboard.
A hard copy of the report should be submitted to the lecturer, and a soft copy should be sent to the lecturer’s email and submitted on Blackboard prior to the deadline.
NOTE: Marks would be deducted in case of plagiarised work found.The team must give an undertaking that the assignment is an original work done by the team. Students must follow academic ethics in submission of assignment.
We chose this case 2. Mattel Responds to Ethical Challenges.
Assignment-Case Study Analysis on Ethical Decision Making Submission date: Week 9, Sunday, 3rd March. 2019, till 12.00 Noon
Aim of the assignment: This assignment would help students to develop an ethical decision-making skill considering the learnings from the course. They would learn to analyse ethical dilemma scenario and suggest resolution for the same. They will build an insight towards importance of business ethics in business operations. They would be in a position to associate theories and concepts learnt in the course to analyse the ethical case situation.
Guidelines 1-Introduction (Brief background information or case summary) 2-Body (Analysis) would include the following (Body of the Case study assignment) (a)Students (members of the team working on the case study) should identify the main ethical issues arising in the case study. (b)Identification of ethical actions: Students should (a) identity, (2) discuss and debate two to three alternatives to solve case ethical issues. For example, students may suggest alternatives to solve the case study ethical issue/s based on ethical concepts /theories that they learned in class (such as virtue ethics, universal ethics, utilitarianism, ethical relativism, etc) . Alternatively, students may conduct internet search for other similar ethical situations/concepts. The latter part will be assessed as an extra effort for which they can get bonus marks (literature review as was previously mentioned in earlier guidelines). 3-Conclusion(decision-making): as indicated above, students should choose one alternative action to solve the main ethical issues raised in the case study. In addition, they should justify their choices based on one of the ethical concepts they studied. 4-Recommendation:students should suggest a simple strategy/implementation plan to solve the ethical issues,
Import Notes: 1-Students should attempt to answer questions included in the case study in the body part (analysis). Instructors assign marks to the process of analysis and conclusion and not the content of students of answers, in other words, instructors are assessing students analytical skills and reasoning of their ethical judgments rather than assessing contents of their answers to case questions. 2-The assignment must be presented with an organised structure and coherence with the case study.(Writing skills and flow of ideas includes introduction (summary of the case), body (ethical issues and discussions), and conclusion(decision making on one alternative and strategy of implementation)
Format and Writing Rules The print copy submitted should have the following formatting :
• Font type:Times New Roman, Size 12, Spacing 1.5 • Citations should follow Harvard referencing style • Word count: Minimum 2000- 3000 maximum words. • University logo- College Name-Dept, Section No.: Name of Instructor • Students names( max. 4 students), and IDs • Submission date
The Analysis of the Case Study should follow the following format A-Introduction (summary of the case study in one paragraph) B-Case Analysis (body):
The ethical issue/issues present in the case Identification of alternatives/ options to solve the ethical dilemma
C-Conclusion: Choice of one alternative (Decision Making) and justification D-Recommendations (Suggested steps/plan of implementation your choice) References (Using Harvard style referencing) Appendices (optional, such as graphs,photos, etc) Important Notes
1. A hard copy of the report should be handed in to the lecturer, and a soft copy should be sent to the lecturer’s email and submitted on Blackboard prior to the deadline.
2. Marks Deduction would be done for the following criteria out of the total score:
3. Word Count (Refer Rubric) 4. Late Submission: (Refer Rubric) 5. Plagiarism: (Refer Rubric): the team must give an undertaking that the
assignment is an original work done by the team. Students must follow academic ethics in submission of assignment.