The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

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Business ethics raises many important philosophical issues. A first set of issues concerns the methodology of business ethics. What is the role of ethical theory in business ethics? To what extent, if at all, can thinking in business ethics be enhanced by philosophy, so as to provide real moral guidance? Another set of issues involves questions regarding markets, capitalism, and economic justice. There are related concerns about the nature of business organizations and the responsibilities they have to their members, owners, and society. The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics is a comprehensive treatment of the field of business ethics as seen from a philosophical approach. The volume consists of 24 essays that survey the field of business ethics in a broad and accessible manner, covering all major topics about the relationship between ethical theory and business ethics. The chapters are written by accomplished philosophers who offer a systematic interpretation of their topics and discuss various moral controversies and dilemmas that plague business relationships and government-business relationships. Readers are thus presented with the major views that define the topic of the essay with critical discussions of those views, as well as topical bibliographies that identify key works in the field. In addition to philosophers who work in this area, the volume will be of interest to those in business and society seeking an up-to-date resource on this vital field.show more

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  • Hardback | 816 pages
  • 180.34 x 248.92 x 60.96mm | 1,496.85g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019530795X
  • 9780195307955
  • 1,192,664

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This hefty volume is indexed and thoroughly referenced and will be a valuable reference resource for any academic library that supports programs in philosophy, leadership, or business. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *show more

About George G. Brenkert

George G. Brenkert is Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown Universityshow more

Table of contents

PART I BASIC PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES; PART II COMPETITIVE MARKETS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY; THE IDEAL AND IDEAL OF CAPITALISM - GERALD GAUS;; PART III ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND CONSUMER RIGHTS; EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION: UNJUST OR JUST RIGHT? - JOHN R. BOATRIGHT;; PART IV UNIVERSAL NORMS AND THE RELATIVITY OF MORAL JUDGMENTS; RELATIVISM, MULTICULTURALISM, AND UNIVERSAL NORMS: THEIR ROLE IN BUSINESS ETHICS - TOM L. BEAUCHAMP;; PART V THE USE AND PROTECTION OF INFORMATION; DECEPTION AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS - THOMAS L. CARSON;; THE MORAL PROBLEM IN INSIDER TRADING - ALAN STRUDLER;; PART VI INCENTIVES AND INFLUENCE; CONFLICT OF INTEREST - WAYNE NORMAN AND CHRIS MACDONALD;; BUSINESS IN POLITICS: LOBBYING AND CORPORATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS - ANDREW STARK; PART VII EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBLITIES; DISCRIMINATION, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS - BERNARD BOXILL;; WORKING CONDITIONS: SAFETY AND SWEATSHOPS - DENIS G. ARNOLD; PART VIII SAFETY, RISK, AND HARM; ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - LISA H. NEWTON;; PART IX CREATING MORAL ORGANIZATIONS; ORGANIZATIONAL INTEGRITY AND MORAL CLIMATES - NORMAN E. BOWIEshow more

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This hefty volume is indexed and thoroughly referenced and will be a valuable reference resource for any academic library that supports programs in philosophy, leadership, or business. Highly recommended. CHOICEshow more

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