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Course Objectives:

  • CO1 Define the legal environment that is applicable to the business world.
  • CO2 Review basic business law concepts
  • CO3 Describe the litigation system in the United States CO4 Apply legal concepts to business to business scenarios
  • CO5 Analyze the differences between major forms of intellectual property protection, and current ethical issues that arise under intellectual property law
  • CO6 Identify antitrust issues in business decisions
  • CO7 Analyze what a contract is, how a contract is formed, the types of law that govern contracts, the elements of common-law contract formation, and defenses to contracts
  • CO8 Identify various forms of business structure
  • CO9 Evaluate employment laws affecting business
  • CO10 Define ethical environment that is applicable to the business world.
  • CO11 Identify means to avoid alter ego liability
  • CO12 Evaluate how the Sarbanes Oxley Act applies to business.
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ASSIGNMENT: Preliminary Worksheet for Week 7 Assignment – Due Week 5 Sunday

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Instructions: Read first the instructions for the Week 7 Assignment, which is your Course Project for this course. This Week 5 Assignment is an outline preparatory for your project.

DOWNLOAD & SAVE: Attached to this Assignment is a WORD Document that is your homework paper for this Assignment. Download and save this document and complete it by answering the questions on the document. Do not create another document (except to save to your computer and re-open if necessary for input on the document). This is the paper you are to use.

Follow the instructions and questions on the homework document. Fully complete all questions. When you have completed this, save it and SUBMIT it to this Assignment box as a WORD document. Please name it by using your name and Assignment name. Example: JonesWk5Outline.docx. Naming instructions are also provided on the document.

Grading will be by points per question on the document.




Complete and submit to Week 5 Assignment dropbox.

This Assignment will assist you in preparing your Week 7 Assignment Research Paper.

Student Name __________________________ Date ________________________________




· Go to the Week 7 Assignment for the Course Project and read the Instructions thoroughly. Then complete each item below by answering each question in the space provided.

· Save this as a WORD Document using your Name and Assignment. Example: JonesWk5ResearchOutline.docx.

· Answer on this document. It is in “Word” and spacing will adjust for your answers.

· Submit your completed paper to the Week 5 Assignment dropbox by Sunday night of Week 5 (11:59 pm ET).

· The maximum point value for each item is stated in parentheses. Actual points will be awarded by your instructor with feedback.


1. (5 pts) Identify your case study company.

For the Week 7 Assignment, you are to choose your case study from one of three companies: Ford, Boeing, or Purdue Pharmaceutical. Simply state here the name of the company you have selected for your Week 7 Research Paper.


2. (10 pts) Statement of ethical dilemma.

The company you have chosen to write about (no. 1 above) made a business decision –i.e., chose a course of action – which adversely affected others as well as the company. In making this decision, the company was faced with an ethical dilemma. As you have learned, an ethical dilemma is a conflict between alternatives where neither alternative is desirable. Choosing either one will compromise something. Each choice will have its downside: it could compromise ethics, cause ethical and/or legal problems, cause harm, raise difficult questions, or otherwise lead to an undesirable situation. Ideally, the decision maker would do both acts or neither, but he cannot. He has to choose, and can only choose, one. The dilemma is being confronted with these undesirable choices and having to choose one. (For examples of ethical dilemmas, see Bucaro, (2017). Required Reading, Week 5 Lesson).

· In a single, well-crafted sentence, state the ethical dilemma that is presented in your chosen company’s situation.


3. (10 pts) Ethical frameworks:

· Identify and briefly define the ethical framework illustrated by your chosen company’s decision. (See Weeks 5 and 6 Lessons and Required Readings.)


· Identify and briefly define the ethical framework that you will argue you chosen company should have utilized to reach a different result in the situation.


4. (5 pts) Recommendation. Identify at least one business practice as a lesson business management can learn from this case study.


5. (70 pts) References. APA help source

Starting on the next page under the heading, References, list in an APA7 formatted citations list, at least seven (7) credible sources you will use in support of your Week 7 Course Project.

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