Business Ethics: How It Relates to Organization Design and Structure

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Business Ethics: How it Relates to Organization Design and Structure Natalie Collins Liberty University Business Ethics: How it Relates to Organization Design and Structure Outline I. Abstract II. Introduction a. What is business ethics? b. Purpose of the paper c. Thesis of my paper III. Ethical Business IV. Organizational Perspectives a. Rational, Natural and Open Systems V. Formal Examples of Organizational Design and Structure VI. Importance of Ethics in an Organizational Design Structure b. Brickley, Smith Jr., Zimmerman Study VII. Spiritual Influence of Ethical Behavior c. Giacalone and Jurkiewicz Study VIII. Cultural Influence on Ethical Behavior d. Japanese Society e. American Society f. European Society IX. Conclusion A. Purpose of my paper review B. Restatement of thesis X. References Abstract This literature review will discuss the topic of business ethics and how organization design and structure pertain to it. It begins with defining what business ethics is, leading into a thorough definition of ethical business. These two sections will examine principles both ethical and moral that can occur in business. How business is conducted by the individuals of organizations will be discussed as well. The next sections pertain to organizational design, structure and the importance of ethics. These sections will delve into the relationships the topics have with one another. Understanding how and why ethics is important to organizational design will help understand why particular decisions and activities are made. Organizational design and structure designates relationships, prescribes grouping and identifies any systems that are needed to be successful. This in the end lays out the foundation. Discussed next is the literature research that was

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