Essay topic: Reflecting on the concepts you have studied in the course, research a company and discuss the legal and ethical issues surrounding it. You will need to research the company through the University library. Your essay should include the following four sections:
1) Identify and discuss two to three specific laws that apply to the company. For example, the laws mentioned in the EEOC readings.
2) Apply three general legal topics that were discussed in the required readings, i.e. Appendix B. Make sure you include in-text citations to the course materials, as failing to cite your sources will result in no credit in this section. The weekly lessons are not the required readings. The required readings are listed in the lessons section under “Required Readings.”
3) Discuss how the philosophy of economist Milton Friedman may have influenced the executives of the company.
4) Identify an ethical framework other than the shareholder theory that applies to this situation and discuss how it may have influenced the executives of the company.
Solyndra and British Petroleum may not be used as your company for this assignment.
Your essay should be 1800 – 2450 words and in APA format. Use at least seven credible sources for your essay, including at least two new sources from the University library (in addition to the course materials.) Submit this essay as a Microsoft Word attachment in the Assignment section of the class, no later than Sunday of week seven.
You must support your statements with materials from the required readings in the course, as well as outside research. Cite your sources in APA format. An abstract is not needed. A great source for those unfamiliar with APA formatting is http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx. All material must be appropriately cited with an in-text citation (author, date) and a reference page listing.
Include your last name in the file name. For instance, if your name is Jane Smith your document should be saved as “Smith_JWeek7Essay.docx”
The focus on this essay should be on the legal concepts. Your discussion of the history of the company should consist of no more than one page of the essay.
Your essay may contain no more than 10% quotes from other sources. Paraphrase what you read instead of copying and pasting. You may not re-use work that you have submitted in previous classes. All work in this class must be original.
Essays that contain more than 50% unoriginal content will not earn any credit. Essays that contain between 10% – 49% unoriginal content will receive a substantial point deduction. Paraphrase instead of copying and pasting. Please note there is a difference between unoriginal content and plagiarism. Unoriginal content is correctly quoted and cited. Plagiarized sentences and paragraphs are not correctly quoted or cited. Plagiarism will result in an automatic zero for this assignment.