Chapter 4 Quiz
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Balancing shareholder interests with the needs of society
Which of the following represents the primary ethical dilemma for marketing managers of publicly held firms?
________ refers to the moral or ethical dilemmas that might arise in a business setting
must be a continuous and dynamic process
Applying sound ethical principles in marketing situations
The statement that "everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends either directly or indirectly on our natural environment" is the principle behind
ensure a safe working environment
The most basic corporate social responsibility to employees is to
_______ advertising is a representation, omission, act, or practice in an advertisement that is likely to mislead consumers acting reasonably under the circumstances.
Participating in misleading or deceptive sales tactics
As noted in your text, which of the following ranks as the top unethical behavior by employees as reported by chief marketing officers?
Making sure the short-term goals of each employee are aligned with the long-term goals of the firm
Josie feels pressure to increase sales, so she decides to purposely mark up the price on a new shipment of sweaters and then immediately put them on sale. Even though she is deceiving the customer, Josie justifies her decision by knowing that management will be pleased with the increase in revenue. However, Josie's decision may have serious consequences for the company in the long term. What does your text suggest as a way to avoid the consequences that can result from such behavior?
corporate social responsibility
Firms that take voluntary actions to address the ethical, social, and environmental impacts of its business operations are involved in
ethical but socially irresponsible
A firm whose employees act in an ethical manner, and which is concerned with only its closest stakeholders is considered to be
unethical but socially responsible
A firm makes generous donations to charities, but its employees are always being scrutinized for engaging in questionable sales practices. This firm would be considered
The firm should implement programs that are socially responsible and employees should act in an ethically responsible manner.
Which of the following represents the best approach for a firm to take regarding ethics and social responsibility?
A firm's employees must engage in ethical practices in order to be socially responsible.
Which of the following is an accurate statement about corporate social responsibility?
Consumers increasingly want to purchase products and services from companies that act in socially responsible ways.
Which of the following is an accurate statement about the relationship between consumers/investors and companies engaging in corporate social responsibility?
When firms are applying an ethical framework for making decisions in a questionable situation, the first step is to
Vashon, a manager at a marketing research firm, is trying to determine if his firm was acting ethically when it conducted its latest study. In doing so, he is evaluating whether or not the research respondents were told the real purpose of the study before proceeding. This involves which step of the ethical decision-making framework?
In using the ethical decision-making framework, a firm should consider the impact of its actions on its employees, suppliers, and customers—otherwise known as the firm's
choose a course of action
After a firm has carefully considered all relevant alternatives to address an ethically difficult situation, the next step would be to _____ to bring about the best solution.
an ethical decision-making metric
What tool would a marketing executive use to ensure that he or she has applied all relevant decision-making criteria to assess his or her confidence in having come to a decision that respects the rights and dignity of all stakeholders?
reexamine other alternatives
The objective of the last step of the ethical decision-making framework is to weigh various alternatives and choose the most appropriate action to take. What action should be taken if the marketer is not confident about that decision?
Would I be able to profit in some way from this action?
Which of the following is not a question that might be used on an ethical decision-making metric?
Would I like to be on the receiving end of this action?
Which of the following questions relates to the Golden Rule Test of an ethical decision-making metric?
Could I give a clear explanation for the action I'm contemplating that would satisfy a fair moral judge?
With regard to the ethical decision-making metric, which of the following questions best represents the transparency test?
In which phase of the strategic marketing planning process does the firm decide what level of commitment to its ethical policies and standards it is willing to declare publicly?
In the _____ phase of the strategic marketing planning process, the tone of decision-making questions are centered on the notion of "should we?"
What phase of the strategic marketing planning process would you find marketers including ethical statements in the firm's mission or vision statements?
In the _____ phase of marketing strategy, marketers must determine whether they truly have acted in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
partners and competitors
Which of the following groups falls into the "marketplace" category of key CSR stakeholders?
When Pepsi reduced the saturated fat content in its Frito-Lay Ruffles potato chips to join forces with the America on the Move (AOM) program, which stakeholder category was this combined effort targeting?
An industry leader adopts environmentally friendly production practices and other companies in the industry follow suit.
Which of the following is the best example of corporate social responsibility affecting the marketplace?
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