The unethical research method means to adopt or incorporate the biasness in the research. The elements such as incomplete information, risk of self-interest, self-review threats and the confidentiality plays an important role in the making of unethical research. The most common example of the unethical research done by the managers in the business field is that they make wrong budgets with loopholes. The higher management of the business requests the management of the departments to prepare their budgets for the next business year and the departmental managers presents the biased budgets with extra resources. (William)
In the organizations, the selling department is one of the key departments which drives the flow of cash in the organizations. It is of the highest importance to monitor the activities of the sales department and make sure that the activities of the department are matching the research of the managers. Therefore, the research question for this specific problem in the organization can be to identify the deficiencies in the sales department which are supporting the sales department managers to achieve their targets. One of the possible threat is that the sales department manager is overstating the number of sales at the year-end, which is readjusted accordingly by means of sales returns after the start of a new business year. Similarly, the report from the sales department must be matched with the warehouse research report to increase the reliability of the research. Another major threat of unethical research is that the sales department manager will suggest the increase level of discounts or creditor days to increase the sales. This suggestion in the research will increase the sales of the business. However, it will decrease the cash inflow on the business. (Treviño, Weaver & Reynolds)
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