BUS 481: Strategic Planning and Business Policy
Chapter 10: Leading an Ethical Organization: Corporate Governance, Corporate Ethics, and Social Responsibility
10.1 Research a hostile takeover in the past five years and examine the long-term impact on the firm’s stock market performance. Was the takeover beneficial or harmful to shareholders?
10.2 Examine the AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch website (http://aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch) and select a company of interest to see how many years you would need to work to earn a year’s pay enjoyed by the firm’s CEO.
10.3 How would your college fare if rated on the dimensions used by KLD? Do you believe that executives will become more ethical based on legislation such a Sarbanes-Oxley?
10.4 Explain how a specific decision bias mentioned in this chapter led to poor decision making by a firm.
10.5 Are there negative generational tendencies in your age group that you have worked to overcome?
10.6 Select an industry. Find positive and negative examples of corporate social performance based on the dimensions used by KLD.
10.7 The chapter discussed Blake Mycoskie and TOMS shoes. What other opportunities exist to create new organizations that serve both social and financial goals?
Answer each question fully. Be sure to answer all questions. Number each question.