Ethical Culture

For the Unit 1 Complete assignment, write a narrative (minimum of 1200 words not including questions) which addresses the questions and statements below.  When finished, it should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections.  A minimum of three scholarly sources are required, and all sources should be cited and referenced in APA format.


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Ferrell, O. C., Fraedrich, J., & Ferrell, L. (2019). Business ethics: Ethical decision making and cases (12th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Describe what is meant by an ethical culture and the effect an ethical culture has on the organization.  Identify and describe the four primary benefits of business ethics, how the benefits are related to ethical behavior, and how the benefits are related to each other.

Describe the relationship between ethics and social responsibility, paying particular attention to the four levels of social responsibility.

Why do some business people and scholars question whether ethics should have a role in business? What is your position?

Refer to Case 1: The Volkswagen Scandal: An Admission to Emission Fraud. Explain how the culture of Volkswagen created this ethical scandal. While Volkswagen claimed to support ethics and sustainability, how can they recover from this ethical disaster?