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Marks: 80 Course: EMBA Sem-II Note: Attempt all the Question Name: Mishra Anil Kumar Subject: Business Ethics ___________________________________________________________________________ Section A Each question carried 10 Marks :1) Explain the factors influencing ethical environment a service organization. 2) Explain the corporate social responsibility towards the educational institutions. 3) What are corporate crimes? What are their effects on society? 4) Explain the significance of ethics in business planning and decision making. ___________________________________________________________________________ Section B Case- 1 Becton Dickinson and Needle Sticks Marks-20 Ref. No: KH00611-10743

During the 1990s, the AIDS epidemic posed peculiarly acute dilemmas for health workers. After routinely removing an intravenous system, drawing blood, or delivering an injection to an AIDS patient, nurses could easily stick themselves with the needle they were using. “Rarely a day goes by in any large hospital where a needle stick incident is not reported. “ In fact, needlestick injuries accounted for about 80 percent of reported occupational exposure to the AIDS virus among health care workers.2 It was conservatively estimated in 1991 that about 64 health care workers were infected with the AIDS virus each year as a result of needlestick injuries. AIDS was not the only risk posed by needlestick injuries. Hepatitis C, and other lethal diseases were also being contracted through accidental needlesticks. In 1990, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that at least 12,000 health care workers were annually exposed to blood contaminated with the hepatitis B virus, and of these 250 died as a consequence.4 Because the hepatitis C virus had been identified only in 1988, estimates for infection rates of health care workers were still guesswork but were estimated by some observers to be around 9,600 per year. In addition to AIDS...