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Review the Case Study:  The Ethical Dilemma at Northlake (Links to an external site.).

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For this Critical Thinking Assignment, please respond to the case study in a Word document.

  1. Describe      how virtue ethics and egoism ethical theories might be used in this      scenario.
  2. What      problems might be caused by using either of these theories?
  3. Explain      which theory you would suggest for Frank and why.
  4. Can      you think of another Ethical Theory that might apply?
  5. With      Jean Letourneau, how would virtue ethics be a helpful guide?
  6. Describe      the impact on stakeholders of Northlake (especially employees and the      community).


  • Your      written paper should be full 5 pages in length not counting the title and      reference pages, which you must include.
  • Use      terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings.
  • You      need to cite at least 5 sources for this assignment, outside of the      textbook.
  • Your      paper must be formatted according to APA format.
  • Reference: (n.d.) The ethical      dilemma at Northlake. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: University of      Waterloo. Retrieved from

Chapters 3, 4, & 5 in Ethics in Accounting: A Decision-Making Approach

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