As a final project, you will conduct research on the current business ethics topic – whistleblowing. Your final project paper is to be a minimum of 3 complete pages (at least 750 words). You will be required to relate how various topics we have covered throughout the term apply in the chosen topic. In addition, you must research how the current ethics topic impacted changes within the business and industry practices. For example, the Enron case affected financial auditing practices and resulted in additional restrictions included in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. You must also include a reference page on top of the minimum three-page research paper and cite all sources properly using APA guidelines.
The purpose of the paper is to help you understand how ethical violations have shaped policies and procedures in business and industry – not only in the US, but even throughout the world. In addition, you should gain a better understanding of the seriousness and consequences of ethics violations.