Ethical Theory and Business: Pearson New International Edition

Ethical Theory and Business: Pearson New International Edition

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An anthology of readings, legal perspectives, and cases in business ethics.

Ethical Theory and Business provides students with a strong understanding of ethics in business. Case studies, a discussion of ethical theory, and a diverse range of perspectives on specific topics give students the tools needed to address ethical situations in business and challenge them to think for themselves.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

Reflect on ethical and sustainable business practices
Understand the role of ethics in all function areas of business including management, marketing, international business, human resources, finance, and accounting
Discuss the most pressing issues confronting business leaders today
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 27mm | 1,318g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 1292026774
  • 9781292026770
  • 1,965,549

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Table of contents

Found in this Section:

1. Overview of Changes

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

1. Overview of Changes

The 9th edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the best new work in the field and important new trends in business ethics.
New case studies on recent business ethics scandals such as the financial crisis, Wall Street ethics, gay and lesbian rights at work, and the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster are included. (ex. p. 196)
International business ethics issues have been woven throughout the chapters. (ex. p. 536)
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2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

Chapter 1: Ethical Theory and Business Practice

This introductory chapter has been thoroughly updated.
Three new case studies facilitate discussion of ethical theories.

Chapter 2: The Purpose of the Corporation

New coverage of ethical cultures and moral responsibility is included.
New case on BP and the Deepwater Horizon disaster is featured.

Chapter 3: Ethical Treatment of Employees

New coverage of whistle-blowing is included in this chapter.

Chapter 4: Diversity and Discrimination in the Workplace

The coverage of affirmative action and diversity has been updated.
A new case on gay and lesbian rights at work is featured.

Chapter 5: Marketing and the Disclosure of Information

This chapter features expanded coverage of pharmaceutical marketing.

Chapter 6: Ethical Issues in Finance and Accounting

New coverage of Wall Street ethics, insider trading, and predatory lending and the financial crisis is included.

Chapter 7: Ethical Issues Regarding Emerging Technologies

New coverage of social media and internet privacy is included.

Chapter 8: Environmental Sustainability

Three new articles on environmental sustainability are featured.
New cases on best practices in sustainability are included.

Chapter 9: Ethical Issues in International Business

Updated articles and cases are included.

Chapter 10: Social and Economic Justice

New coverage of the financial crisis and executive competition is included.
New case studies on base of the pyramid strategies are featured.
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