Back in the day of Rockefeller and Carnegie, big business owners did what they wanted and often built their empires on the backs of the little man. Now days, there are rules and regulations that monitor how employers treat employees and protect the employee. If you are taking an ethics or business class, it could be that you have to write a thesis, if you are seeking a higher degree, on business ethics.
Thought –Provoking Business Ethics Topics
- Hours and wages and how times have changed over the past 50 years.
- Sexual harassment and employees and employers.
- Handing discrimination in the workplace.
- Disparity among employees and the legal issues that can result from it.
- Countries that still use children and countries that do not have child labor laws.
- What the definition of a poisonous work place is and what can be done about it.
- Hacking and the new age of technology.
- When bad ethics happen to good companies.
- When the problem is the owner of the company and what can be done about it.
- Can your company define what ethics means to you?
- Look at some iconic and well-known lawsuits in business that has resulted due to issues with lying, stealing, cheating, and other crimes.
- Small companies and how they can circumvent some of the laws and regulations in existence.
- Insider trading and the stories behind the big events.
- When business owners have politicians in their pockets, and some of the cases that were famous.
- When a company benefits from loose rules and flexible ethics.
- How much of a role should the government play in controlling problems with honesty, morals, and such things at a company?
You will need to have your topic approved, so try one of these thought-provoking ideas. Then you will begin to research and work under the guidance of your faculty advisor. It may take you up to a year to complete this project. However, it will be one of the most important academic documents in your entire schooling. Make sure to have a strong thesis, gather strong documents and support, and write the paper soundly. Once you finish the piece you will argue it before the committee and you will probably get it published. It may lead to your employment.
So the time to write your dissertation has finally come. All of your hard work in the past four or five years has led you to this final project. But instead of taking this final step at full speed you find yourself panicking over finding a good dissertation topic. Don’t worry; this happens to a lot more people than you may realize.
- In recent news, a major United States fast food company’s spokesperson was convicted of a felony and as such cost the company millions in revenue. What are the biggest challenges faced by the marketing department in trying to regain the public’s trust?
- Do marketing departments do more good or more harm when it comes to company spending strategies? Do you think management departments have given marketers too much power when it comes to creating and steering company image?
- In the U.S., do marketing departments account for a company’s culture and existing resources to advertise a brand or product to consumers? For instance, are employees used in advertisements or is it preferable to hire outside models?
- Examine the ways in which marketing departments and management conflict on company issues regarding spending and resource utlization. Find an example from a real life company in any industry and conduct an analysis of its five year revenue and brand awareness.
- Do you think marketing departments should have great power when it comes to creating brand awareness to new markets? For instance, many management divisions aren’t aware of the current trends or preferences of new markets and can’t make a connection.
- What are the main qualities management divisions look for in marketing teams when they are in need of a brand reversal or enhancement? Take the case of fast food chain that has recently been found of using tainted meats?
- In the 1990s, a popular fast food chain was found negligible for causing sickness and deaths because of sub-standard quality meats. How was marketing able to revive the company so that it’s profits doubled over the next two decades?
As you seek to be awarded your PhD, you will need to research and then write your dissertation. It could take you a year to do this properly. You will have the guidance of a faculty advisor. You will also be given examples, templates, and a variety of advice relative to your school.
The document will have many parts. It will start with a title page that adheres to your school’s specifications. Then it will be followed with your acknowledgement page. This is where you thank the people who have helped you along the way. You can decide whom to thank and look at sample formats to complete that. Then you will begin to look at the five most important sections of your piece.
this is a brief summary of what the paper will tell the reader. It is not an extensive and detailed re-telling of the piece. It is usually no longer than a page and often times shorter. Most schools have very specific rule son how long they wish for the abstract to be.
this section of the piece will give facts and background material on your selected subject. You want to update your reader on the subject, so the paper can be understood.
in this piece of your project you will discuss what methods and tools you used to prove your thesis. You may mention things such as case studies, graphs, surveys, and experiments implemented. These things give validity to your piece.
this is made up of several paragraphs where you will restate your thesis, close out and conclude, and give a universal statement of the subject matter. It is not too lengthy and is not a re-telling of the entire piece. Many people try to do this, and this is a mistake. It needs to finish strong and confidentially.
- Reference Page
there are different types of reference pages. How you set up your page depends on the format that you use such as MLA or APA. You can have a professional writer or tutor help you with this section if you are confused about how to do it. You can also find a sample piece to use as a model as you work on this. It has to be exact, so make sure you know what to do or hire someone who knows what to do.