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Section Objectives
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Explain the relationship between entrepreneurs and social
responsibility.
Discuss how entrepreneurs can contribute to their communities.
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The Main Idea
Businesses must do more than provide jobs and make a profit.
They also are expected to run their business responsibly.
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Content Vocabulary
philanthropy
social responsibility
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA)
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Entrepreneurs and Social Responsibility
Being a responsible
entrepreneur involves more
than philanthropy.
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philanthropy
the act of making charitable
donations to improve the welfare
of society
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Entrepreneurs and Social Responsibility
For a business to survive, it
must exhibit social
responsibility.
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Social Responsibility
the principle that companies
should contribute to the welfare of
society and not be solely devoted
to maximizing profits
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Your Responsibility to Customers
Guidelines for your responsibility to customers include:
• Do not mislead customers.
• Give complete information regarding proper use.
• Label unsafe products as such.
• Offer the best quality products at the lowest prices.
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Your Responsibility to the Environment
The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
enforces environmental
laws and regulations.
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Environmental Protection Agency
an independent federal agency
established to coordinate programs
and enforce regulations aimed at
reducing pollution and protecting the
environment
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Your Responsibility to the Environment
To protect the environment:
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Employ environmental affairs personnel.
Eliminate wasteful practices and emissions of pollutants from
manufacturing processes.
Improve products to increase efficiency.
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Contributing to the Community
Many small businesses have found ways to be generous to the
community, including:
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donating their products and services
involving employees in philanthropy
joining with other companies to promote social responsibility
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Being a Socially Responsible Employer
As a small business owner, you have a responsibility to treat your
employees fairly.
You can offer flextime, health care, telecommuting, on-site child care,
and assistance to employees with impairments.
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Being a Socially Responsible Employer
Personal responsibility is the basis of social responsibility.
Responsible employees maintain high ethical standards when
dealing with coworkers, management, and customers.
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1.
Explain the relationship between entrepreneurs and social
responsibility.
Beyond the philanthropic side of social responsibility,
entrepreneurs have a duty to create safe products, treat customers
and employees fairly, and run honest businesses.
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After You Read
2.
Discuss how entrepreneurs can contribute to their
communities.
Entrepreneurs can contribute by donating products and services,
getting employees involved in philanthropy, and joining with other
companies to promote social responsibility.
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Section Objectives
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Define ethics and ethical behavior.
Explain how to develop a code of ethics.
List special ethical problems that entrepreneurs face.
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The Main Idea
Ethics are guidelines for human behavior and form the basis for a
person’s character.
They are the moral code by which people live and conduct business.
Ethics help people decide how to act in situations where moral issues
are involved by setting standards for moral behavior.
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Content Vocabulary
ethics
ethical behavior
business ethics
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code of ethics
conflict of interest
bribes
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What Does It Mean to Be Ethical?
It is important for an
entrepreneur to have clear
ethics policies governing
ethical behavior, because
not everyone has the same
standards.
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ethics behavior
ethical
conduct that
guidelines
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human behavior;
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code
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Understanding Your Values
The benefits of understanding your value system are:
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You make better decisions because you base them on your values.
You are able to persuade others to agree with you when you are
confident about your values.
You usually do not regret decisions you make based on your
values.
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What Are Business Ethics?
A business owner without
good business ethics can
not expect his or her
employees to act ethically.
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business ethics
the study of behavior and morals
in business situations
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Are Everyone’s Ethics the Same?
People do not share the same ethical values.
Because not everyone has high ethical standards, entrepreneurs
need to create clear policies that communicate what is and what is
not acceptable conduct in the workplace.
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Developing a Code of Ethics
Many entrepreneurs
develop an explicit code of
ethics that spells out
appropriate business
conduct.
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code of ethics
ethical behavior guidelines that
govern the day-to-day activities of
a profession or organization
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Written Versus Unwritten Codes
Codes of ethics can be written or unwritten.
Follow these steps to create guidelines:
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Brainstorm ethical dilemmas.
Discuss potential solutions.
Write a set of general guidelines.
Improve your code.
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Special Problems for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs may face some of the following typical ethical
problems:
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Conflicts of interest
Desperate measures
Cultural differences
Bribes
Patent or copyright infringement
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Conflict of Interest
If an entrepreneur faces a
conflict of interest, he or
she should not put aside
ethics to meet a short-term
goal.
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conflict of interest
a clash between a person’s
private interests and his or her
responsibilities in a position of
trust.
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Bribes
In some parts of the world,
bribes are an accepted part
of doing business.
Bribes are illegal in the
United States.
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bribe
a payment made to secure
special services for a business or
special consideration for its
products
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After You Read
1.
Define ethics and ethical behavior.
Ethics are guidelines for human behavior. They are the moral code
by which people live and conduct business. Ethical behavior is
conduct that adheres to a moral code.
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After You Read
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Explain how to develop a code of ethics.
(1) Brainstorm ethical dilemmas. (2) Discuss potential solutions.
(3) Write a set of general guidelines that offer a range of acceptable
ways to deal with different situations. (4) Improve the code. When a
new situation or solution occurs, add it to the guidelines.
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After You Read
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List special ethical problems that entrepreneurs face.
Entrepreneurs face conflicts of interest, conflicts between an
individual’s private interests and his or her responsibilities in a
position of trust; desperate measures, doing what has to be done to
survive; cultural differences when dealing with an international
market; bribes; and patent or copyright infringement.
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