Report on Corporate Governance & Ethics

Added on - 28 May 2020

  • 15

    pages

  • 4113

    words

  • 1

    views

  • 0

    downloads

Showing pages 1 to 4 of 15 pages
Running head: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & ETHICSEthical theories of moral agentsName of the student:Name of the university:Author note
1CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & ETHICSTable of ContentsIntroduction:...............................................................................................................................3Discussion:.................................................................................................................................4Ethical theories:......................................................................................................................4Application of the theories:....................................................................................................7Conclusion:..............................................................................................................................10Reference:................................................................................................................................12
2CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & ETHICSExecutive summary:The report is based on certain principles of ethics and a detailed discussion on the normativeethical approaches has been made. The duty and role of the moral agents in a corporateinstitution has been prescribed. The tendency of white collar crime has grown and theexecutive members of a company are involved in such scams. According to the normativeapproach, the moral duty of the agents should analyse the rightfulness of an action and theywill implement their guidelines based on such decisions. However, the real factors are quitedifferent and this report has discussed about two different cases where the moral agents havefailed to perform their work and stated the consequence they had to face. Apart from the case,the ethical dimensions and moral character of an agent has also been discussed in this report.
3CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & ETHICSIntroduction:Ethics are certain moral duties that help to systemise a work or culture anddifferentiate in between the right and wrong (Shafer-Landau, 2014). Ethics are defined asgood habit by the Greek anthropologists. It concentrates on the human morality and classifiedinto three parts such as meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. According toRushworth Kidder, ethics helps to find out the morality within a human being. In the wordsof Larry Churchill, ethics direct the human action and maintain the human capacity. Moralagents are the person who separate the positive from the negative and decide their actionbased on that. The main objective of the moral agents is to observe the situation so that nounjustified harm can take place (Forcehimes, 2015). The executive members of a companyare playing the role of moral agents and their duty is to take a vision on the company affairsIn case of any wrong activity, they should have to give necessary advice to the managementin order to avoid the unjustified harm.The proper approach of the moral agents regarding ethics is to be determined andaccording to the philosophers, moral agents follow the normative ethics (May, 2017).Normative theories help the moral agents to point out the right and wrong action. However,normative theory can be divided into certain parts such as utilitarianism, categoricalimperative, virtue ethics and intuitionism. Ethical decision of the moral agents is multi-dimensional. The dimensions can be categorised as: (i) sense of social responsibility, (ii)organisational culture, and (iii) organisational policies taken by the moral agents. It has beenobserved that there are certain companies, where the moral agents had not maintained theethical approaches and that wrong activity led the company towards its winding up process.This report will discuss about such two companies and will point out the duty and role of themoral agents and ethical dimensions to denote their action.
desklib-logo
You’re reading a preview
card-image

To View Complete Document

Become a Desklib Library Member.
Subscribe to our plans

Unlock This Document