Ethical Theory and Business

Ethical Theory and Business : International Edition

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For one-semester, sophomore/senior-level courses in Business Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, and Business and Society. This book presents a comprehensive anthology of readings, legal perspectives, and cases in ethics in business. This edition focuses on providing and explaining the tools needed to deal with ethical dilemmas in business.
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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 178 x 236 x 32mm | 1,008g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0131228803
  • 9780131228801

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains an Introduction, Legal Perspectives, Cases 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?3. Corporate Character and Individual Responsibility. 4. Acceptable Risk. Consumer Risk. Investment Risk.Occupational Risk. Environmental Risk. Investment Risk.5. The Ethical Treatment of Employees. The Hiring and Firing of Employees. Privacy. Whistleblowing.6. Diversity and Discrimination in the Workplace. Diversity and Affirmative Action. Sexual Harassment.7. Marketing and Disclosure of Information. Advertising. Sales. Bluffing.8. Ethical Issues in Information Technology. Computers and Privacy. Technological Challenges to Intellectual Property.9. Ethical Issues in International Business. Universals, Relativism and the Problem of Bribery. Human Rights and the Multinational Corporation.10. Social and Economic Justice.
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"For twenty-five years, successive editions of Beauchamp and Bowie have defined the state of the art in business ethics. With its masterful mix of classic and cutting-edge articles, relevant legal materials, and provocative cases, this business ethics text is the standard by which all others are judged." - John R. Boatright, Professor of Business Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
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