Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (NAI text alone)

Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (NAI text alone)

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Can a corporation have a conscience? What is wrong with reverse discrimination? Can ethical management and managed care coexist? Hoffman, Frederick, and Schwartz address these and many other current, intriguing, often complex issues in corporate morality. This introductory business ethics text contains a thorough general introduction on ethical theory, 54 readings, and 25 cases. Divided into five parts, each with an introduction that presents the major themes of its articles and cases, the text contains an impartial, point-counterpoint presentation of different perspectives on the most important issues being debated in business ethics. Each chapter ends with questions that can be used for student discussion, review, tests/quizzes, or for student assignments. The fourth edition has 27 new readings, 15 new cases, and 10 new mini-cases.
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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 183 x 229 x 18mm | 907g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0072297247
  • 9780072297249

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General Introduction: Ethical Frameworks for Application in Business

PART 1: ETHICS AND BUSINESS: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE(1) Theories of Economic JusticeJohn Rawls, Justice as FairnessRobert Nozick, Distributive Justice*J.J.C. Smart, Distributive Justice and Utilitarianism*James Q. Wilson, Capitalism and MoralityKai Neilsen, A Moral Case for Socialism(2) Ethics and Business Decision MakingMichael Josephson, Teaching Ethical Decision Making and Principled ReasoningCraig Dreilinger and Dan Rice, Ethical Decision Making in BusinessJames A. Waters and Frederick Bird, Attending to Ethics in ManagementSteve Kelman, Cost Benefit Analysis: An Ethical CritiqueHerman B. Leonard and Richard J. Zeckhauser, Cost-Benefit Analysis DefendedMINI-CASES FOR PART 1*Parable of the Sadhu, by Bowen H. McCoyDorrence Corporation Trade-Offs, by Hans A. Wolf.A Diaglogue Between a Socialist and a Capitalist, by Robert E. Frederick*Framework for Ethical Decision-Making, by Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.*Why Should My Conscience Bother Me?, by Kermit VandiverLess Cost, More Risk, by Michael Kinsley

PART 2: THE NATURE OF THE CORPORATION(3) Agency, Legitimacy, and Responsibility*Kenneth E. Goodpaster, and John B. Matthews, Jr. Can a Corporation Have a Conscience?Milton Friedman, The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its ProfitsChristopher D. Stone, Why Shouldn't Corporations be Socially Responsible?William M. Evan and R. Edward Freeman, A Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation: Kantian CapitalismGeorge G. Brenkert, Private Corporations and Public Welfare*Norman Bowie, New Directions in Corporate Social Responsibility(4) Governance and Self-RegulationRalph Nader, Mark Green, and Joel Seligman, Who Rules the Corporation?Irving S. Shapiro, Power and Accountability: The Changing Role of the Corporate Board of DirectorsHenry Mintzberg, Who Should Control the Corporation?*Mark S. Schwartz, Dove Izraeli, and Joseph Murphy, What Can We Learn from the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Ethics?MINI-CASES FOR PART 2*Not a Fool, Not a Saint, by Thomas TealTennessee Coal and Iron, by John B. Matthews, Jr.*Report of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, from General Electric Company*Words of Warning: Ruling Makes Directors Accountable for Compliance, by Dominic Bencivenga

PART 3: WORK IN THE CORPORATION(5) Employee Rights and Duties*Ronald Duska, Employee Rights*Tibor R. Machan, Human Rights, Workers' Rights, and the `Right'to Occupational Safety*Laura Pincus Hartman, The Rights and Wrongs of Workplace SnoopingJoseph R. Des Jardins and Ronald Duska, Drug Testing in EmploymentMichael Waldholz, Drug Testing in the Workplace: Whose Rights Take Precedence?*Richard T. DeGeorge, Whistle Blowing*Gene G. James, Whistle Blowing: Its Moral Justification(6) The Modern Workplace: Transition to Equality and DiversityLouis P. Pojman, The Moral Status of Affirmative ActionEdwin C. Hettinger, What is Wrong With Reverse Discrimination?Ellen Bravo and Ellen Cassedy, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace*Domenec Mele, Organization of Work in the Company and Family Rights of the Employees*Al Gini, Women in the WorkplaceMINI-CASES FOR PART 3*BankBoston's Layoffs Program: `Death with Dignity,' from EthikosLanscape by Ernest Kallman and John Grillo*United States v. General Electric, from United States District Court, Ohio*Texaco: The Jelly Bean Diversity Fiasco, by Marianne M. JenningsThe Case of the Mismanaged Ms., by Sally Seymour

PART 4: THE CORPORATION IN SOCIETY(7) The ConsumerJohn Kenneth Galbraith, The Dependence EffectF.A. von Hayek, The Non Sequitur of the `Dependence Effect'*George Brenkert, Marketing to Inner-City Blacks: PowerMaster and Moral ResponsibilityDavid M. Holley, A Moral Evaluation of Sales Practices*Manuel Velasquez, The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing(8) The Environment.Norman Bowie, Morality, Money, and Motor CarsW. Michael Hoffman, Business and Environmental EthicsLarry E. Ruff, The Economic Common Sense of PollutionKaren Blumenfeld, Dilemmas of Disclosure: Ethical Issues in Environmental Auditing(9) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSRichard T. DeGeorge, Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprise: A Philosophical OverviewManuel Velasquez, International Business, Morality, and The Common GoodThomas Donaldson, Values in Tension: Ethics Away from HomeScott Turow, What's Wrong with Bribery*S. Prakash Sethi, Codes of Conduct for Global Business: Prospects and Challenges of ImplementationMINI-CASES FOR PART 4The Ford Pinto, by W. Michael Hoffman*The Ethics of Marketing: Nestle's Infant Formula, by James E. Post*Toy Wars, by Manuel VelasquezForests of the North Coast: The Owls, the Trees, and the Conflicts, by Lisa Newton and Catherine DillinghamU.S. And Mexico Confront Toxic Legacy, by Colum LynchThe Project at Moza Island, by John A. Seeger and Balachandran Manyadath

PART 5: THE FUTURE CORPORATE ETHOS*(10) Emerging Ethical Issues*Robert E. Frederick and W. Michael Hoffman, The Individual Investor in Securities Markets: An Ethical Analysis*Carol J. Loomis, Lies, Damned Lies, and Managed Earnings*Leonard H. Friedman and Grant t. Savage, Can Ethical Management and Managed Care Coexist?*Richard T. DeGeorge, Business Ethics and the Information Age*Lynn Sharp Paine, Corporate Policy and Ethics of Competitor Intelligence Gathering(11) Reflections on the Moral Corporation*Dawn-Marie Driscoll and W. Michael Hoffman, Gaining the Ethical Edge: Procedures for Delivering Values-driven ManagementAndrew W. Singer, Can A Company Be Too Ethical?*Jon Entine, Rainforest Chic*Joanne B. Ciulla, The Importance of Leadership in Shaping Business ValuesMINI-CASES FOR PART 5From Volumes to Three Words: Texas Instruments, by Dawn-Marie Driscoll and W. Michael Hoffman*Levi Strauss & Co. and China, by Timothy Perkins, Colleen O'Connelll, Carin Orosco, Mark Rickey, and Matthew Scoble*The Fun of Being a Multinational, by The Economist*The Case of the Contested Firearms, by George BrenkertBibliography
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About W. Michael Hoffman

W. Michael Hoffman is the founding director of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, a research and consulting institute and educational forum for the exchange of ideas and information in business ethics. Dr. Hoffman received his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts in 1972 and is professor of philosophy at Bentley College. Dr. Hoffman has authored or edited thirteen books and has published over forty articles in professional and scholarly journals. Dr. Hoffman also serves as a consultant on business ethics for corporations and institutions of higher learning and as an expert witness for business ethics for law firms. He is a past National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and Consultant, a lecturer at universities and conferences, and he sits on the boards of editors of several journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics Quarterly.



Robert E. Frederick is associate professor and chair of the department of philosophy at Bentley College and research scholar at the Center for Business Ethics. In the past he served as assistant director of the Center. Dr. Frederick received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University. He has published articles in business ethics and in other fields of philosophy.



Mark S. Schwartz is Co-Director of the Joint M.B.A./LL.B. Program, Coordinator of Business Law,and lecturer of business law and business ethics at the Schulich School of business, York University, Toronto. He is a lawyer in the Province of Ontario and graduated from the Joint M.B.A./LL.B. Program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in 1991. He received his Ph.D. from the Schulich School of Business in 1999, focusing on the subject of business ethics. He is a Research Fellow for the Center for business Ethics, Bentley College, and has consulted to a number of companies on business ethics-related matters.
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