Course Business Ethics
Test Module 3 Quiz
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Attempt Score 17 out of 20 points
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  • Question 1

1 out of 1 points

The ____ leader demands instantaneous obedience and focuses on achievement, initiative, and self-control.
Selected Answer: 5.


  • Question 2

1 out of 1 points

According to the ethical decision-making framework, the absence of punishment provides a(n) ____ for unethical behavior.
Selected Answer: 5.


  • Question 3

1 out of 1 points

The book suggests that ethical leadership should be based
Selected Answer: 4.

on holistic thinking that embraces the complex issues facing firms every day.

  • Question 4

1 out of 1 points

People generally learn their values and principles through
Selected Answer: 1.

All of these are ways people learn values.

  • Question 5

1 out of 1 points

Those who have influence in a work group are referred to as significant others and include
Selected Answer: 1.

peers, managers, coworkers, and subordinates.

  • Question 6

1 out of 1 points

____ is the first sign that an unethical decision has occurred.
Selected Answer: 5.


  • Question 7

1 out of 1 points

A coaching leader builds a positive climate by
Selected Answer: 1.

developing skills to foster long-term success, delegating responsibility, and issuing challenging assignments.

  • Question 8

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following is not a habit of ethical leaders?
Selected Answer: 2.

They are primarily concerned with themselves.

  • Question 9

1 out of 1 points

People who believe in external ____, go with the flow because they feel the events in their lives are uncontrollable.
Selected Answer: 5.

locus of control

  • Question 10

4 out of 5 points

The ethical decision-making framework includes the concepts of ethical issue intensity, individual factors, organizational factors, and opportunity. Discuss how these concepts influence the ethical decision-making process
Selected Answer: Answer Version 1: Ethical issue intensity refers to how important an issue is to the person making the decision. Determining an issue’s value depends upon the morals of the person who is making the decision. People who behave in an unethical manner when they are dealing with financial crimes have very low ethical issue intensity when it comes to the wrongdoing that they have comitted. When making a decision, individual factors help the person making the decision assess the importance that each ethical dilemma has within their own moral compass. Typically, organization factors have a bigger influence over someone’s decision than that of a person’s individual factors. This is owed to the fact that the person making the decisions are going to be held accountable for their actions so therefore, have more at stake when making a decision on a company’s behalf. Opportunity is another great influence on the process. If a person has the opportunity to behave unethically and get away with it, chances are they will take advantage of it.

Answer Version 2: Businesses decision making and especially decision making where ethical issues are involved is a complex task. In business decision making, ethical issue intensity plays an important role as it determines the importance of the ethical issue that may arise. Those business related people who do not consider ethical issues or take little consideration of it have low intensity of ethical issues. There are unique personality factors that also influence the decision making process. These personality factors might be a part of the nature of a decision maker or they might have been learned over time and become a part of the personality of that person. These factors may include locus of control, extroversion and introversion, and others.

Decision makers are a part of an organization. Organizational factors like the organizational type, hierarchy and size also play an important role in organizational decision making. The opportunities available to the decision makers would definitely influence their decisions. Decision makers need to thoroughly brainstorm the types of opportunity and make a feasible decision.

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  • Question 11

3 out of 5 points

Trace the ethical decision-making process. You may find it helpful to apply the model to a real business situation or to a hypothetical ethical issue you develop yourself.
Selected Answer: Ethical decision making process consists of several stages. I would like to apply these stages to a hypothetical ethical issue, say we need to setup a coal power plant. The first step is that I would look deep into myself and my feelings that what I feel about it and how would it affect others. The second is I would ask myself about what are the dangers that a coal power plant may pose to the environment? What would others think of the establishment of the plant and what are the pros and cons of it. Then I would try to make a calculated decision about whether the plant should be built or not. At the end I would take an action of either approving the idea of the establishment of the plant or otherwise.
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  • Question 12

1 out of 1 points

Numerous studies have shown that ____ within the organization have more impact on a worker’s decisions on a daily basis than any other factor.
Selected Answer: 4.

significant others