Write a well researched, thorough response to one of the questions posed below in an APA formatted.
Respond in 4-5 content pages, not including title page, abstract, or references, to each question
Ethics, Values, and Social Responsibility
Ethics has been broadly defined as concerning certain issues or situations as being fair/unfair, right/wrong, or just/unjust according to the values adopted by a given culture or society. These values act as the acceptable standards developed and nurtured by society. As societies have developed and become more knowledge-oriented and socially alert, the need for social responsibility has increased. According to Davis and Blomstrom (1975), social responsibility is â€œthe obligation of decision makers to take actions which protect and improve the welfare of society as a whole along with their own interestsâ€ (p. 39).
Throughout the course of your graduate studies, you have studied a variety of social problems and issues. Specifically, identify the top five (5) ethical issues confronting your field of study. After you have briefly addressed each ethical issue, then rank them according to the literature in your field of study and/or by the importance placed upon them by the current media. As you rank them, please document your sources and justification for the ranking. Finally, analyze each ethical issue according to its impact on the field, relevance to the current and future stakeholders in the field, and make any and all recommendations for improving such ethical issues, situations or dilemmas that impact your field of study. During this analysis, please consider the issue of social responsibility and how leaders in your field have addressed these ethical issues.
Globalization and Knowledge Management
Huber (2004) wrote on the topic of organizational learning and knowledge acquisition. He noted that a firm or organizationâ€™s survival is linked to three dependencies:
â€¢ Survival in a dynamic and competitive business environment requires innovation.
â€¢ Innovation requires new knowledge, or a new way of combing current knowledge.
â€¢ New knowledge, or a new way of combing current knowledge, requires learning (Huber, 2004, p. 118).
Considering all of the changes and learning that has been accomplished in your field of study during the past two decades, what have you studied or seen as innovative or linked to the creation of new knowledge?
During your course of study, you have been exposed to the areas of distance learning and virtual teams (whether working as a group or with your instructor(s) on a one-on-one basis), so you have seen innovation in terms of moving the classroom from a physical location into a virtual state. With this virtual state in mind, more and more organizations have been able to operate globally to a larger degree. Thus, the sharing of knowledge between organizations has become a valued commodity in the workplace and marketplace.
Specifically, as you write your response to this question, you may want to incorporate how your current level of knowledge can be used in an innovative way to help strengthen or increase the knowledge in your field. Also, you may want to consider how your experience in distance learning has changed or not changed your views on globalization, distance learning, and/or knowledge management.