Discuss the concept of utilitarianism. After reviewing the the background materials, consider an ethical issue that occurred in a business setting that might be examined using utilitarian ethical principles and assess the situation from a utilitarian perspective. Comment on the usefulness and some of the problems with this approach in relation to evaluating situations from an ethical position.
Response should be at least 250 or more words.
Your paper should be double-spaced and in 12-point type size.
Make sure you cite your sources.
Use APA style, and proofread your paper.
Terris, D. (2013). Ethics at work: Creating virtue at an American corporation. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library (ProQuest Ebook Central). Read pages 49-75.
De Cremer, D., & de Bettignies, H. (2013). Pragmatic business ethics. Business Strategy Review, 24(2), 64-67. Retrieved from Trident Online Library.
Snell, R. (2013). Teaching rules-based and values-based ethics. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 15(1), 29-32. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.
Cavico, F. J., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2017). Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal and its legal and ethical implications for management. S.A.M.Advanced Management Journal, 82(2), 4-19.
The following tutorial provides detailed information that can be applied to the topics of this course. There are a number of videos and lessons on ethics.