Ethical Decision Making

 Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

View this Ethical Dilemma to learn more about the relationship between Joe, the salesman for UWEAR, and Bill, the customer. Bill and Joe have a history of business dealings which you will analyze using ethical principles. It seems that their dealings are in the grey area of business conduct and it’s important to discuss the dilemma to understand the implications of this behavior.

Once you have read the ethical dilemma, discuss the following questions with your classmates:

  • Are Bill’s gifts a form of bribery?
  • Which ethical theory supports your view? Why?
  • What other ethical issues might be associated with the relationship between Bill and Joe?