Case Studies in Business, Society, and Ethics

Case Studies in Business, Society, and Ethics

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Case studies for courses in Business Ethics in the Philosophy or Business curriculum.

A collection of 36 original and reprinted contemporary cases that focus on ethical and social issues surrounding business. Students will be made aware of situations that require moral reflection, judgment, and decision-making, thus revealing the complexities that surround moral choices and the formation of public policy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130994359
  • 9780130994356
  • 2,170,691

Table of contents

1. Employees and the Workplace.

Employee Recommendations and Grievances.

Peer Review of Grievances at Shamrock-Diamond Corporation.

Employee Privacy.

Drug Testing at College International Publishers. The Open Door at IBM: What Can Company Doctors Disclose?

Sexual Harassment.

Managing the Crisis at Mitsubishi Motors. Awkward Advances at Your Old House Magazine.


An Explosive Problem at Gigantic Motors. The Reluctant Security Guard.

2. Customers, Clients, and Consultants.Marketing.

KCRC's Incentives for Advertisers. Pornography's Many Markets and Distributors.

Selling to Unethical Customers.

Ellen Durham's Dilemmas Over a Customer Base.

Confidentiality of Financial Information.

Confidential Accounts at Swiss Bank Corporation.

Conflict of Interest.

Commissions at Brock Mason Brokerage. Consulting for Jones and Jones Pharmaceutical.

Accountants as Consultants.

Arthur Andersen's Dual Role at Enron.

3. Stakeholder Interests and Government Interests.Intellectual Property on the Internet.

Napster's Free Market in Intellectual Property.

Regulating the Entertainment Industry.

Violent Music: Sony, Slayer, and Self-Regulation.

The Ban on Insider Trading.

An Accountant's Small-Time Trading.

Corporate Campaign Contributions.

Lockheed Martin's Acquisition of Comsat.

Corporate-Government Tensions.

Italian Tax Mores.

Noneconomic Issues Presented by Shareholders.

Pate at Iroquois Brands.

Environmental Protection and Government Regulation.

Regulating Emissions: From Acid Rain to Global Warming. How Reserve Mining Became Cleveland-Cliffs.

4. Competitive Markets.Sharp Practices.

Seizure of the S.W. Parcel.

Conflict of Interest.

Edward Reece's Search for Contractors. Lilly's Consultation with Hostile Corporations.

Exploiting Trade Secrets and Practicing Due Diligence.

Venture Capital for Rubbernex Paints.

Advertisements for Tobacco and Alcohol.

Marketing Alcholic Beverages and Its Impact on Underage Drinkers. Banning Cigarette Advertising.

"Sweatshops" and "Advertising" to Defend Them.

Nike's Defense of its Vietnamese Factories.

5. Problems of Justice: The Unfair and the Unfortunate.The High-Interest Loan Market.

Acme Title Pawn: High Risk, High Reward.

Product Risk and Its Social Consequences.

Stirling Bridge's Unloading of Surplus Tools. H.B. Fuller in Honduras: Street Children and Substance Abuse.

Health Care Delivery as a Business.

AIDS, Patents, and Access to Pharmaceuticals.

Preferential Treatment, Discrimination, and Compensatory Justice.

AT&T's Policies on Affirmative Action. Rumpole's Revenge, or Women in Catering.

Community Assistance Programs at For-Profit Corporations.

The NYSEG Corporate Responsibility Program.
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Review quote

"It (Case Studies in Business, Society, and Ethics) is a good book with a sound approach and it has been well received by students." - Norman Hawker, Western Michigan State University

"This is an exceedingly useful book. The cases ate more fully developed than is typical and are very well designed to bring the underlying normative issues into focus. In my judgment, it is the best business ethics casebook currently available." - John Hasnas, George Mason University

"I don't think there is another book that does chart case studies as effectively as the Beauchamp book... they don't offer the range of cases and the brevity that Beauchamp provides." - Jonathon P. West, University of Miami

"The advantage of Beauchamp's case studies is that they cover broader topics than those included in public relations case-study books; the cases refer to the larger scope of management, not just the specialized field of public relations." - Otto Lerbinger, Boston University

"The length, detail, and complexity of the cases arc generally excellent, and the author has done well here to avoid either superficial treatment found in some texts but also the excessive and often-overcomplicated cases found in others." - Keith Robinson, Grand Valley State University

"I like the scope of topics covered in the Beauchamp text." - Harvey James, University of Hartford

"The book is good because it covers a wide range of students. I have used the book for a core course in our MBA program. but it contains enough appropriate information for an undergraduate course." - George P. Generas, Jr., University of Hartford

"I like the book... Its central attraction for me is tire large number of short-to-medium-length cases. I am also attracted to the high quality of cases... I respect the author's research skills and attention to accuracy... Ideas are presented clearly and at a level that is goad for the undergraduates I teach." - John S. Steiner, California State University, Los Angeles

"I have used this book successfully in both undergraduate and master's level courses on business ethics. The text covers basic topics in a solid fashion." - Keith W. Krasemann, College of DuPage
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