Ethics and the Conduct of Business

Ethics and the Conduct of Business

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For undergraduate/MBA-level courses in Business Ethics in the departments of Philosophy or Business. This text provides a balanced, thorough, and up-to-date treatment of the most prominent issues of business ethics and the major positions and arguments on these issues. An abundance of cases facilitates both a case study approach and a combined lecture-discussion format.show more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 666.79g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th Revised United States ed
  • 0130991597
  • 9780130991591

Table of contents

1. Ethics in the World of Business. Case 1.1: Johnson & Johnson: The Tylenol Crisis. Introduction. Case 1.2: Four Business Decisions. Business Decision Making. Case 1.3: The Ethics of Hardball. Ethics, Economics, and Law. Ethics and Management. Morality, Ethics, and Ethical Theory. Case 1.4: A Sticky Situation. Case 1.5: Argus Incorporated: A Leasing Triangle. 2. Utilitarianism. Case 2.1: Lockheed in Japan. Introduction. Two Types of Ethical Theories. Classical Utilitarianism. The Forms of Utilitarianism. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Case 2.2: Exporting Pollution. Case 2.3: Beech-Nut's Bogus Apple Juice. 3. Kantian Ethics, Rights, and Virtue. Case 3.1: Big Brother at Procter & Gamble. Introduction. Kant's Ethical Theory. The Concept of a Right. Virtue Ethics. Case 3.2 Clean Hands in a Dirty Business. Case 3.3: An Auditor's Dilemma. 4. Justice and the Market System. Case 4.1: Green Giant Runs for the Border. Introduction. Aristotle's Analysis of Justice. Utility and Justice. The Egalitarian Theory of John Rawls. Utility and the Market System. The Libertarian Justification of the Market. Case 4.2: Executive Compensation. Case 4.3: Merck and AIDS in South Africa. 5. Whistle-Blowing. Case 5.1: Two Whistle-Blowers. Introduction. What Is Whistle-Blowing? The Justification of Whistle-Blowing. The Conditions for Justified Whistle-Blowing. Is There a Right to Blow the Whistle? Developing a Company Whistle-Blowing Policy. Case 5.2: A Whistle-Blower Accepts a "Deal." Case 5.3: Better Late Than Never? 6. Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest. Case 6.1: The Aggressive Ad Agency. Introduction. The Definition of a Trade Secret. The Arguments for Trade Secret Protection. Competitor Intelligence Gathering. Conflict of Interest. Managing Conflict of Interest. Case 6.2: The Conflict of an Insurance Broker. Case 6.3: Procter & Gamble Goes Dumpster Diving. 7. Privacy. Case 7.1: Psychological Testing at Dayton Hudson. Introduction. Challenges to Privacy. The Concept of Privacy. The Value of Privacy. The Privacy of Employee Records. Privacy and the Internet. Case 7.2: Three Challenges to Employee Privacy. Case 7.3: Ford Meter Box. Case 7.4: Lotus MarketPlace: Households. 8. Discrimination and Affirmative Action. Case 8.1: Discrimination at Texaco. Introduction. What Is Discrimination? Ethical Arguments Against Discrimination. Avoiding Discrimination. Affirmative Action. Case 8.2: The Alaskan Salmon Cannery. Case 8.3: The Walkout at Wilton's. 9. Women and Family Issues. Case 9.1: Jacksonville Shipyards. Introduction. Sexual Harassment. Case 9.2: Sexual Harassment or Business as Usual? Comparable Worth. Case 9.3: The Mommy Track. Family and Work. Case 9.4: Is Family-Friendly Always Fair? 10. Unjust Dismissal. Case 10.1: The Firing of Robert Greeley. Introduction. Property Rights and Employment at Will. The Freedom of Contract Argument. Efficiency and Employment at Will. Protecting Against Unjust Dismissal. Case 10.2: Waiving the Right to Sue. Case 10.3: A "State-of-the-Art" Termination. 11. Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety. Case 11.1: Dow Corning's Breast Implants. Introduction. Ethical Issues in Marketing. Advertising. Product Liability. Case 11.2: Volvo's "Bear Foot" Misstep. Case 11.3: The Target Marketing of Cigarettes. 12. Occupational Health and Safety. Case 12.1: The Regulation of Benzene. Introduction. The Scope of the Problem. The Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace. Case 12.2: Whirlpool Corporation. The Right to Know about and Refuse Hazardous Work. Case 12.3: Johnson Controls, Inc. The Problem of Reproductive Hazards. 13. Ethics in Finance. Case 13.1: Pacific Lumber Company. Introduction. Financial Services. Financial Markets. Insider Trading. Hostile Takeovers. Case 13.2: E. F. Hutton. Case 13.3: Salomon Brothers. 14. Ethics and Corporations. Case 14.1: The Nun and the CEO. Introduction. Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Governance. Case 14.2: Bath Iron Works. Corporate Ethics Programs. Case 14.3: Sears Auto Centers. Case 14.4: Campbell Soup Company. 15. Ethics in International Business. Case 15.1: Nike in Southeast Asia. Introduction. What to Do in Rome. Wages and Working Conditions. Foreign Bribery. Cultural Differences. Case 15.2: H.B. Fuller in Honduras. Case 15.3: Shell Oil in Nigeria. Index.show more

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