Explain the legal and ethical issues surrounding the crisis.

GC bus340 week 3 & 8 benchmark assignment

week 3


In this course, you will complete a two-part assignment in which you will analyze a company that has experienced an ethical crisis. Refer to the attached document for full project details. The final analysis will be due in Topic 8.

For this assignment, select a company from the following list:

Adelphia Communications Corporation
Arthur Andersen LLP
Countrywide Financial
Galleon Group
Global Crossing Ltd.
ImClone Systems Inc.
Tyco International
If you would prefer to complete this assignment using another company that has experienced an ethical crisis but is not included in the list of suggested companies, you must first obtain approval from your instructor.

Research the business and the ethical crisis the company has faced. Write a background summary report of 1,000 to 1,500 words. Your report should accomplish the following:

Summarize relevant information regarding the business and its history.
Summarize the crisis. What stakeholders were involved? What actions did they take? What were the results of those actions?
Explain the legal and ethical issues surrounding the crisis.
Include a minimum of four academic citations.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Students should receive instructor feedback on this assignment by Topic 4.

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