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Discussion—Ethics in Business
Tim Smith is purchasing a business named Underground Shoes and Accessories near Lutz, Florida. The business has had several brushes with the law during the past few years, dealing with claims of false advertising and wrongful termination of employees. As a result, Smith is concerned about the ethical culture of the firm.
In this assignment, you will review the concept of ethics discussed in this module to critically evaluate the existing or potential ethical problems in Smith's business and help him propose solutions to eliminate the problems.
Respond to the following points:
- What specific techniques could Smith use to increase the emphasis on business ethics when he takes control of the firm? Explain.
- What, in your opinion, can be done to improve the human resource management (HRM) of the firm, to avoid future legal problems?