Assignment ONE: This assignment provides you with an opportunity to summarize

Assignment ONE:
This assignment provides you with an opportunity to summarize ethics in financial responsibilities and to evaluate ethical considerations of executive compensation by writing a persuasive essay. In your essay, take a position on the following topics and support it with evidence. Evidence can be facts statistics and quotes from scholarly articles reliable news sources , or even anecdotal examples from personal experience. You may use any of the readings from the course or you may find new ones to support your position. Atleast two pieces of evidence should be used (one for each topic)
1. Do you think executive compensation in its various parts( i.e. salary, stock options, severance, packages) funded at the current level is unethical? If so, how would you revise the compensation so that it was just? On what basis would you change it? Does the government have a role to play? If so, in what manner?
2. Is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to strict, not strict enough, or just right? Explain. 

Essay should be atleast 500 words, 12 font, double spaced, APA format

Assignment TWO: Just answer and follow the directions .
1.How can firms ensure that their code of business ethics is read, understood, believed, remembered, and acted on rather than ignored?
 
Your response should be 75 words in length.

2. Discuss bribery. Would actions, such as politicians adding earmarks in legislation or pharmaceutical salespersons giving away drugs to physicians, constitute bribery? Identify three business activities that would constitute bribery and three actions that would not.
 
Your response should be 75 words in length.

3. If you owned a small business, would you develop a code of business conduct? If yes, what variables would you include? If not, how would you ensure that your employees were following ethical business standards?
Your response should be 75 words in length.

4. Why is it important not to view the concept of “whistleblowing” as “tattling” or “ratting” on another employee?
 
Your response should be 75 words in length.

5. What do you feel is the relationship between personal ethics and business ethics? Are they or should they be the same?
Your response should be 200 words in length.

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