When companies have identified need and have followed the organizational mission statement; then it is fitting to believe one can make ethical decisions while doing good business. Woodrow Wilson was quoted as saying; ‘I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed, than succeed in a cause that would ultimately fail.’ (Think Exist. 2013).Take a scenario such as a Hurricane. Should, a very large company who sells lumber, and most household products after a Hurricane have massive sells; knowing full-well that this would hurt the middle-man store? If the large store knew the Hurricane was headed toward that state and area as perhaps the news might identify and the large store made a rush order to stock up before-hand; then what is wrong with not only helping the store as far as being able to pay ones employees and perhaps give them over-time; while helping out the community at the same time?
Doing ethical business is to analyze and prepare for any all things that may, or may not happen. A store, no matter how big or small, must always do analytical research on the internet and collect data as often as they can; and make a game plan. It is plain and simple ethical business; the business of ethics is putting the needs of the organizational needs first.
Think Exist. 2013. WoodrowT.Wilson quotes, http://thinkexist.com/quotation/i_would_rather_fail_in_a_cause_that_will/158309.html(accessed October 24, 2013).