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BA 3102 Online
Analysis Paper #2
Due November 12
For this analysis paper you first need to identify a suitable topic/case to analyze. To develop a topic/case, you should think about unethical decisions and/or actions that you’ve experienced or witnessed at work. Choose one of these for this analysis. If you haven’t worked or can’t identify a suitable one, ask friends or relatives if they’ve experienced an unethical decision at work, and consider using one of those. Many of you may be able to use your Reflection Paper #1 as a topic/case for this paper. If none of these sources work out, consider an unethical decision/action that has been in the news, and about which a lot has been written. You are free to use outside resources for AP#2 to research your case topic, if applicable. If you’re really stuck let me know and I may be able to suggest a topic.
[note: do not analyze the Penn State pedophile or the BP oil spill scandals – too many papers have been done on these already.]
The decision/action that you analyze should be (in your judgment) unethical, meaning that at least one, and possibly all three, of the ethical decision bases we’ve discussed would say that it was wrong. If you are unable to identify a topic, email me and I may be able to suggest one.
The critical difference between this analysis paper and analysis paper #1 is that in this paper you should analyze the ethical problem from the perspective of the moral awareness and decision biases of the perpetrator(s) of the unethical decision/action.
Therefore, choose a decision/action where the person or people involved committed an unethical decision/action due decision biases and/or impairments that you can identify and are at least somewhat complex. For example, accounting fraud is unethical. However, if all you know about the case is that the perpetrator committed the fraud, but not why, and why it wasn’t prevented, then this action may not be ideal for this paper. However, if you are aware of various personal, situational, or organizational factors (as you discussed in the Parable of the Sadhu video case) that facilitated the fraud, and you can apply a lot of the material on moral awareness and decision bias from class, then the accounting fraud would be a good topic for the paper, because you will have a lot class material to work with.
You will be graded on how much and how well you apply the material on moral awareness and decision bias. That is why it’s important to choose a good case – i.e., one that allows you to apply a lot of the course material.
You are free to present your decision/action to me ahead of time for feedback. If it isn’t appropriate for this paper, it would be better to find out before the paper is written and graded.
Paper Write-up (please divide your paper into these sections)