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Aspects Related to Business Ethics for Small and Medium Size Companies in Romania

Cristina Feniser, Alin Jitarel, Anca Mocan and Draghici Anca ()
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Cristina Feniser: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Alin Jitarel: Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Anca Mocan: Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

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Abstract: In general, ethics behaviour refers to individual's moral judgments and actions about right and wrong in a particular context (situations or problem solving, most of the time associated with the decision-making process). At the organizational level, business ethics has become a complex and emergence management discipline. It is now confronted with new challenges as: global and multicultural business environment, company’s positive image to the public, social awareness, environment protection, corporate social responsibility, respect to equal rights, occupational health and safety responsibility and workplace well-being problems, improving and continuous education etc. In this context, the aim of the research is to deliver an overview of some common ethics tools. First, there will be presented the main modalities on how ethics in the workplace can be managed through the use of: codes of ethics, codes of conduct, policies and procedures. Then the concept of resolve ethical dilemmas will be presented and there will be described the ethical checklist method in order to developed a diagnosis of the decision making processes in small and medium size companies in Romania West Region. The presented case study will support the usefulness and the feasibility of the method in having such diagnosis.

Keywords: ethics; behaviour; ethical dilemmas; checklist; survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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