Week 10 Quiz – Chapter 10 Quiz

  • Question 1

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    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
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    makes it illegal for executives to retaliate against employees who report possible violations of federal law.
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  • Question 2

    2 out of 2 points

    Which act provides sweeping new legal protection for employees who report possible securities fraud, making it unlawful for companies to “discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass, or in any other manner discriminate against” them?
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    Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
    c. Economic Espionage Act
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  • Question 3

    2 out of 2 points

    U.S. companies have a history of paying off foreign officials for business favors. Such acts were declared illegal by
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    the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977.
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  • Question 4

    2 out of 2 points

    When an employee’s interests are likely to interfere with the employee’s ability to exercise proper judgment on behalf of the organization, what exists?
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    a conflict of interest
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  • Question 5

    2 out of 2 points

    In discussing the case of the truck stop cashier who is asked to write up phony chits or receipts, the text argues that
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    she may be justified in “going along,” at least temporarily.
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  • Question 6

    2 out of 2 points

    Insider trading is
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    the buying or selling of stocks (or other financial securities) by business “insiders” on the basis of information that has not yet been made public and is likely to affect the price of the stock.
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  • Question 7

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    Experimental studies suggest that when informed that the advice they’re receiving may be biased because of a conflict of interest,
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    people tend to discount the advice as much as they should.
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  • Question 8

    2 out of 2 points

    Shaw and Barry mention three arguments for legally protecting trade secrets. Which of these is one of them?
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    Employees who disclose trade secrets violate the confidentiality owed to their employers
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  • Question 9

    2 out of 2 points

    Whistle-blowers are only human beings, not saints, and they sometimes have their own
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    self-serving agenda.
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  • Question 10

    2 out of 2 points

    In the 1997 case of U.S. v. Hagan, the Supreme Court found that Hagan
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    had misappropriated confidential information.
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  • Question 11

    2 out of 2 points

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
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    is alleged by its critics to put American companies at a disadvantage.
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  • Question 12

    2 out of 2 points

    The Donald Wohlgemuth case shows that
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    trade secrets often become an integral part of an employee’s total job skills and capabilities.
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  • Question 13

    2 out of 2 points

    Some writers deny that employees have any obligation of loyalty to the company, because
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    companies are not the kind of things that are properly objects of loyalty.
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  • Question 14

    2 out of 2 points

    A “trade secret”
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    can become part of an employee’s technical knowledge, experience, and skill.
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  • Question 15

    2 out of 2 points

    According to the Supreme Court,
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    there is nothing improper about an outsider’s using information, as long as the information is not obtained from an insider who breaches a legal duty to the corporation’s shareholders.
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