Ethcs are based on the moral values or priniciples of a group and they are often developed through our cultures. They stay relatively stable throughout our lives.
Pre-convetional morality: A selfish way of thinking that is only concerned with doing what will be rewarded and not doing what they will be punished for. Self centred.
Conventional morality: Thinking about how society will judge them based on their actions. These people are concerned by legaility.
Post-conventional morality: Thinking of how your decisions will be affective in the long term. These people will judge themselves.
Dell used pre-conventional morality when between 2003-2005 they used faulty components to fix broken computers.
Factors affecting ethical decisions:
- Extent of probelms.
- Top management actions.
- Potential consequences.
- Social Consensus.
- Probability of harm.
- Time until consequences.
- Number affected.
The longer time it takes a company to reveal…