BUSINESS RESEARCH ETHICS 2 Business Research Ethics As in other aspects of business, all parties in research should exhibit ethical behavior. Ethics are norms or standards of behavior that guide moral choices about our behavior and our relationships with others. The goal of ethics in research is to ensure that no one is harmed or suffers adverse consequences from research activities. (Cooper, Donald R., and Pamela S. Schindler, 2008, p. Ch. 02, p.34) Informed consent of the participant : as told in the book informed consent means, “Securing informed consent from participants is a matter of fully disclosing the procedures of the proposed survey or other research design before requesting permission to proceed with the study” (Cooper, Donald R., and Pamela S. Schindler, 2008, p. Ch. 02, p.37). Consent is important because by giving consent the participant knows what he is indulging into. By taking consent the interviewer is freed from any legal liability at a later date in case the participant claim that he never consented for the research process or the interview. Also any participant will never give consent without understanding the research or interview first, hence it also helps in increasing the understanding the of the participant so that he can participate in the research process better and more intellectual way. 1.
Boundaries and Economic Development 2The development of the inner German Border began in a number of stages between 1945 and the middle of the 1980s. The establishment in 1945 as the dividing line between the Western and Soviet occupa±ons zones of Germany. 1949 the inner German border because the fron±er between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Germany (FRG West Germany) and the German Democra±c Republic (GDR East Germany). The borders remained easy to cross un±l it was closed by the GDR in 1952, in response to a large scale emigra±on of East Germans to the West.Germany installed barbed wire fences, and mine²elds and draconian restric±ons were placed on East German ci±zens living near the border. Thousands of East Germans were expelled from their homes, while thousands ³ed to the West.In the 1960s, the border for±²ca±on greatly strengthens through the installa±on of new fences, detectors, watch towers and booby traps, designed to stop escape from East Germany. The improved border defense succeeded in the reduc±on of unauthorized emigra±on to a trickle.