Module 4 – Case

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility


In the Module 4 Case, you will perform a critical analysis of two organizations and their application of business ethics.

Note: You may complete the Module 4 Case and SLP in any order you prefer.

Required Reading

Download the Anglo-American and Primark case studies using the following links:

Scan the following article by Svennson & Woods:

Svensson, G., & Wood, G. (2008). A model of business ethics. Journal Of Business Ethics, 77(3), 303-322. Accessed on November 19, 2012 from EBSCO.


In a well-written 5-7 page critical essay, respond to the following, using Anglo-American and Primark as examples:

Using the Svennson and Wood business ethics model, assess the ethics of the business practices of Anglo-American and Primark, discussing the costs and the benefits to organizations that act ethically.

Keys to the Assignment

•Describe what is meant by ethical business behavior;
•Describe how these two companies – Anglo-American and Primark – apply ethics in practice;
•Discuss the costs and benefits to an organization when that organization behaves ethically; and
•Choose one component of Svennson & Woods’ model (found in the journal article “A Model of Business Ethics”), and discuss how your chosen component is relevant for Anglo-American and/or Primark. For example, you might choose “external stakeholder relationships” (page 314), and discuss how Anglo-American benefits from its positive stakeholder relationships (see page 4 of the Anglo-American case study).
•Perform some additional research in the TUI Library, and use at least three or four additional sources to support your analysis. Be sure that you have properly cited all sources using APA style.

Assignment Expectations

Your paper will be evaluated on the following seven criteria:
•Precision – Does the paper address the question(s) or task(s)?
•Breadth – Is the full breadth of the subject (i.e., the Keys to the Assignment) addressed?
•Depth – Does the paper address the topic in sufficient depth and include the background reading and other background resources as references?
•Critical thinking – Is the subject thought about critically (i.e., accurately, logically, relevantly, and precisely)?
•Clarity – Is the writing clear and are the concepts articulated properly? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary means of responding to the questions or are points conveyed through excessive use of quotations?
•Organization – Is the paper well written? Are the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary appropriate for graduate-level work? Are headings included in all papers longer than two pages?
•Referencing (citations and references) – Does the paper include citations and quotation marks where appropriate? Are the references from the background reading and assignment present and properly cited? Are all the references listed in the bibliography present and referred to via citation?

Tips and Suggestions
1.Please perform a critical analysis of the Anglo-American and Primark companies – and their business ethics practices. Your paper will be graded on the rigor of your analysis.
2.Remember to follow the Well-Written Paper guidelines.
3.Submit your completed Case by the due date for Module 4.