Ethics and the Conduct of Business

Ethics and the Conduct of Business

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This comprehensive single-author text provides balanced and thorough 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. *NEW - Revised chapter on corporate social responsibility - Includes corporate governance and corporate ethics programs *NEW - Updated/expanded coverage - Includes updates on economic espionage and insider trading; an expanded chapter on privacy that covers consumers as well as employees; and foreign bribery added to the chapter on International Business Ethics *NEW - The Model Termination Act - Discussed in the chapter on unjust dismissal *NEW - 6 new cases - e.g., cases on Sears Auto Centers, discrimination at Texaco, and Shell Oil in Nigeria *Ethical theory as a basis for understanding ethical problems in business - Explains theory in easy-to-understand language and applies the theory explicitly to all issues *The legal perspective - Contains a substantial amount of background legal material *An integrated approach to business ethics - Considers the ethical, the economic, and the legal points of view *Numerous real-life examples and legal cases *The full range of business ethics issues, including some not often found in other texts - E.
g., competitor intelligence gathering, family and work life, wrongful termination, and occupational health and safety *48 short cases - An average of 3 per chapter
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Product details

  • Paperback | 417 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 013083145X
  • 9780130831453

Table of contents

1. Ethics in the World of Business 2. Case: Johnson & Johnson: The Tylenol Crisis 3. Introduction 4. Case: Four Business Decisions 5. Business Decision Making 6. Case: The Ethics of Hardball 7. Ethics, Economics, and Law 8. Ethics and Management 9. Morality, Ethics, and Ethical Theory 10. Case: A Sticky Situation 12. Case: Argus Incorporated: A Leasing Triangle 12. Utilitarianism 13. Case: Lockheed in Japan 14. Introduction 15. Two Types of Ethical Theories 16. Classical Utilitarianism 17. The Forms of Utilitarianism 18. Cost-Benefit Analysis 19. Case: Declining Sales at Supravac 20. Case: Exporting Pollution 21. Kantian Ethics, Rights, and Virtue 22. Case: Big Brother at Procter & Gamble 23. Introduction 24. Kant's Ethical Theory 25. The Concept of a Right 26. Virtue Ethics 27. Case: Clean Hands in a Dirty Business 28. Case: An Auditor's Dilemma 29. Justice and the Market System 30. Case: Green Giant Runs for the Border 31. Introduction 32. Aristotle's Analysis of Justice 33. Utility and Justice 34. The Egalitarian Theory of John Rawls 35. Utility and the Market System 36. The Libertarian Justification of the Market System 37. Case: What's Fair? Case: Executive Compensation 38. Whistle-Blowing 39. Case: Two Whistle-Blowers 40. Introduction 41. What Is Whistle-Blowing? 42. The Justification of Whistle-Blowing 43. The Conditions for Justified Whistle-Blowing 44. Is There a Right to Blow the Whistle? 45. Developing a Company Whistle-Blowing Policy 46. Case: A Whistle-Blower Accepts a 'Deal.' 47. Case: Better Late than Never? 48. Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest 49. Case: The Aggressive Ad Agency 50. Introduction 51. The Definition of a Trade Secret 52. The Arguments for Trade Secret Protection 53. Competitor Intelligence Gathering 54. Conflict of Interest 55. The Ethics of Insider Trading 56. Case: Three Trade Secret Disputes 57. Case: The Conflict of an Insurance Broker 58. Privacy 59. Case: Psychological Testing at Dayton Hudson 60. Introduction 61. Challenges to Privacy 62. The Concept of Privacy 63. The Value of Privacy 64. The Privacy of Employee Records 65. Case: Three Challenges to Employee Privacy 66. Case: Ford Meter Box 67. Case: Lotus MarketPlace: Households 68. Discrimination and Affirmative Action 69. Case: Discrimination at Texaco 70 .Introduction 71. What Is Discrimination? 72. Ethical Arguments Against Discrimination 73. Affirmative Action 74. Case: The Alaskan Salmon Cannery 75. Case: The Walkout at Wilton's 76. Women and Family Issues 77. Case: Jacksonville Shipyards 78. Introduction 79. Sexual Harassment 80. Case: Sexual Harassment or Business as Usual? 81. Co mparable Worth 82. Case: The Mommy Track 83. Family and Work 84. Case: Is Family-Friendly Always Fair? 85. Unjust Dismissal 86. Case: The Firing of Robert Greeley 87. Introduction 88. Property Rights and Employment at Will 89. The Freedom of Contract Argument 90. Efficiency and Employment at Will 91. Protecting against Unjust Dismissal 92. Case: Waiving the Right to Sue 93. Case: A 'State-of-the-Art' Termination 94. Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety 95. Case: Dow Corning's Breast Implants 96. Introduction 97. Ethical Issues in Marketing 98. Advertising 99. Product Liability 100. Case: Volvo's 'Bear Foot' Misstep 101. Case: The Target Marketing of Cigarettes 102. Occupational Health and Safety 103. Case: The Regulation of Benzene 104. Introduction 105. The Scope of the Problem 106. The Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace 107. Case: Whirlpool Corporation 108. The Right to Know about and Refuse Hazardous Work 109. Case: Johnson Controls, Inc 110. The Problem of Reproductive Hazards 111. Case: Employees as Guinea Pigs 112. Ethics and Corporations 113. Case: Campbell Soup Company 114. Introduction 115. Corporate Social Responsibility 116. Case: Bath Iron Works 117. Corporate Ethics zPrograms 118. Case: Sears Auto Centers 119. Ethics in International Business 120. Case: The Tragedy at Bhopal 121. Introduction 123. Developing an Ethical Framework 124. Practical Problems 125. Case: H.B. Fuller in Honduras 126. Case: Shell Oil in Nigeria 127. Index
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