Business Ethics VS. Military Ethics Essay
June 18, 2005
Business Ethics versus Military Ethics
“The ultimate basis for ethics is clear: Human behavior has consequences for the welfare of others. We are capable of acting toward others in such a way as to increase or decrease the quality of their lives. We are capable of helping or harming. What is more, we are theoretically capable of understanding when we are doing the one and when the other. This is so because we have the capacity to put ourselves imaginatively in the place of others and recognize how we would be affected if someone were to act toward us as we are acting toward others” (Elder & Paul, 2003).
There are many types of ethics and many ways to incorporate practices to …show more content…
Case Study #1 – Contract Conflict of Interests
The following case study shows a potential “conflict of interest” on a contract, and shows how an organization handled identifying and resolving the conflict in a positive way.
Alan Rose is a Senior Logistics Analyst with Dynamic Research Corporation, a company that provides logistics analysis as one of its key services. He is currently under contract to support the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office performing simulation and analysis of all logistical assets to include Supply, Manpower, and Support Equipment.
His company has been under the same general contract for several years. In the last year, the prime contractor has determined there is a requirement to build a separate simulation tool, which will support their supply and supply chain management analysis. This will be separate from the work done under the general contract.
The JSF Program Office had established a new contract and Alan’s company won this contract. The contract required that both teams remain separated and not share data or information.
The first attempt at isolating the teams had the first group of analyst move their office from one floor of the building to the other. However, for contract/legal purposes this was not a complete solution. The result determined that the