Ethical Theory and Business

Ethical Theory and Business

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Appropriate for one-semester, sophomore/senior-level courses in business ethics, corporate responsibility, and business and society, this book presents an anthology of readings, legal perspectives, and cases in ethics in business. It focuses on providing and explaining the tools needed to deal with ethical dilemmas in business. The text presents contrasts between compliance-based approaches and value-based approaches, allowing students to compare and contrast these two models. This edition also includes material on the ethics of employer/employee relations, and expands coverage on the topic of genetic testing and screening.
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  • Paperback | 699 pages
  • 178 x 228 x 36mm | 997.9g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0130831441
  • 9780130831446

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains an Introduction and Suggested Supplementary Readings).1. Ethical Theory and Business Practice. Fundamental Concepts and Problems.Normative Ethical Theory.Analysis of Cases.2. The Purpose of the Corporation.Stockholder Management versus Stakeholder Management.Which View Is Right?Legal Perspectives.Cases.3. The Regulation of Business: Accountability and Responsibility.Compliance Theory and Self-Regulation.Determining Responsibility.Legal Perspectives.Cases.4. Acceptable Risk.Consumer Risk.Occupational Risk.Environmental Risk.Investment Risk.Legal Perspectives.Cases.5. Rights and Obligations of Employers and Employees.Ethical Issues Surrounding the Hiring and Firing of Employees.Patricia H. Werhane and Tara J. Radin, Employment at Will and Due Process. Richard A. Epstein, In Defense of the Contract at Will. Privacy.Whistleblowing.Legal Perspectives.Cases.Hiring, Firing, and Discriminating.Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination.Pay Equity and Comparable Worth.Sexual Harassment.Legal Perspectives.Cases.7. Marketing and Disclosure.Marketing, Truth and Trust.Advertising.Sales.Bluffing.Legal Perspectives.Cases.8. Ethical Issues in International Business.When in Rome, Should You Do As the Romans Do?Bribery.Capitalism in the Third World.Legal Perspectives.Cases.9. Social and Economic Justice.Theories of Social Justice.International Economic Justice.Legal Perspectives.Cases.
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