- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
Ethical Business Acquisitions
Given the many stakeholders that are affected by a business acquisition (employees, shareholders, and more), it is critical for the merging entities to commit to a strategy that includes an ethical execution of the transaction. Careful attention must be given to protecting confidential information and merging of different corporate cultures, among other matters.
Upon successful completion of Ethical Business Acquisitions, the user should be able to:
describe the importance of business ethics, different points of view regarding the duty of corporations and other business firms to act in a socially responsive fashion, and things that organizations can do to encourage their employees to act ethically,
demonstrate an understanding of the three primary approaches to resolving an ethical issue, some basic principles of behavioral ethics and how psychological factors and societal and organizational pressures can make it difficult for even good people to act ethically, and things businesspeople can do to maximize their chances of living up to their own values,
use critical thinking skills to reach a defensible answer to an ethical question,
recognize the various forms of corporate mergers as well as legal and ethical issues that may arise in the execution of a corporate merger, and
recall the mechanics of corporate mergers.