Res/351 Week 2 Business Research Ethics

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Business Research Ethics Maria Mendoza Suarez RES 351 January 27, 2014 Dr. Michael Gemignani Business Research Ethics In business research, ethics is an important component to fulfilling ultimate success. According to Cooper and Schindler (2011), the objective of ethics of research “is to ensure that no one is harmed or suffers adverse consequences from research activities” (p. 32). Research pressure and ambition can be influential factors for individuals and businesses alike to commit unethical misconduct in business research. There are cases that do not follow such procedures, such as Professor Eric T. Poehlman. Individuals with an academic background and an important role in scientific research are not the exception. The following case will be discussed in…show more content…
The individuals who were involved in the Poehlman case was the University of Vermont, the junior member of Poehlman’s laboratory, and the applicant’s whose data he changed. The Universities, the individuals, and society are now mistrusting in scientific research because cases such as Poehlman. The applicants and society are not aware of the intentions that the individual has with their information, especially if it is for his or her own satisfaction. The universities would like to believe that the applicants’ information is being used correctly and for the intended purposes rather than allow pressure to seep in. They are having difficulty in receiving research grants because agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, are setting strict guidelines to follow. The investigations alone gives the universities a bad reputation and can lead to worse situations if the problems are not corrected immediately. It would call for immediate attention rather than letting the investigation run for a long period of

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