Case Study Analysis on Ethical Decision Making

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

CConclusion: Choice of one alternative (Decision Making) and justification

DRecommendations (Suggested steps/plan of implementation your choice)

References (Using Harvard style referencing)

Appendices (optional, such as graphs,photos, etc)

Case study link:

Mattel Responds to Ethical Challenges.

https://danielsethics.mgt.unm.edu/pdf/mattel%20case.pdf

Assignment – Case Study Analysis on Ethical Decision Making

Aim of the assignment:

This assignment would help students to develop an ethical decisionmaking 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 alternativesto 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 skillsand  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 :

  • 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

CConclusion:  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.

 

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