Applied Business Ethics A Skills-Based Approachby Bredeson, Dean
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More than a general ethics text, APPLIED BUSINESS ETHICS: A SKILLS-BASED APPROACH applies practical ethical situations to real-world business settings and decisions. The text's thought-provoking scenarios read like a Hollywood screenplay, with up-to-the-minute issues that encourage active debate among peers. Written by an award-winning business ethics instructor, APPLIED BUSINESS ETHICS has been field-tested by students and faculty across the U.S. The result is an exciting text that makes business ethics interesting and fun for everyone.
Table of Contents
|Overview: What is an Ethical Dilemma?|
|Overview: How do People Respond to Ethical Dilemmas?|
|Outcome-Based Decisions: Egoism and Utility|
|Scope of Utility: Selecting Relevant Groups|
|Kant and ˘Unique Human Dignity.÷|
|Kant's Duty Ethics|
|Purpose of The Corporation|
|Overview: History of Incorporation Law from Ford v. Dodge Era to Present|
|Milton Friedman and Shareholder Ethics|
|Stakeholder Focus: Employees|
|Stakeholder Focus: Plant Closing|
|Stakeholder Focus: Communities|
|Stakeholder Focus: Customers and Dangerous Products|
|Selling, Marketing, and Advertising|
|Overview: Fraud and the 1st Amendment|
|˘Best Case Scenario Ads.÷|
|Quickly Flashed Fine Print|
|Exaggerated Environmental Friendliness|
|Celebrity Endorsements: What if the Celebrity Does Not Use the Product?|
|Marketing Unhealthy Food to Children|
|Children and Violent Video Games|
|Using Sex to Sell: Digitally Enhanced Images|
|Ethical Selling: Labeling Sleight-of-Hand|
|Marketing in the Public Schools|
|Continuing to Market Products Found to be Dangerous|
|Office Ethics: Treatment of Employees|
|Overview: The Employment-at-Will Doctrine|
|Discrimination Against Obese Workers|
|˘Don't Be a Hero÷ Policies|
|Layoffs in Good Economic Times|
|Sexual Harassment Policies and Workplace Dating|
|The Family and Medical Leave Act and ˘Fake Illnesses.÷|
|Firing Workers Responsible for a ˘Big Problem.÷|
|Firing Employees who are Part of a Chain that Leads to a ˘Big Problem.÷|
|Employee Behavior Away from the Office|
|Non-Compete Agreements and Arbitration Clauses|
|Layoffs and Health Care|
|Overview: Privacy: Griswold v. Connecticut, Roe v. Wade, and Current Issues|
|Drug Testing and Polygraph Testing|
|Workplace Dating, Sexual Harassment, and ˘Love Contracts.÷|
|Background Checks and Social Networking Websites|
|Job Applicants and Credit Reports|
|Overview: The Ever-growing Gap Between Pay for Executives and ˘Line Workers.÷|
|Taxes and Salaries: Egalitarian and Libertarian Policies|
|Rawls' Veil of Ignorance and Fair Compensation Systems|
|Overview: History of Environmentalism from the Creation of the EPA to Present|
|Cap and Trade and Pollution Credits|
|Cars: Hybrids, Plug-ins, Hydrogen and Break-Even Costs|
|Wind and Solar Power|
|Corporate Donations to Support Environmental Initiatives|
|˘Perfectly Good Items÷: Wasteful Business Practices|
|Special Obligations to Customers|
|Overview: Retaining Market Share, Lawsuits, and Legislation|
|Customer Deception: Who's to Blame?|
|Credit Cards and Payday Loans|
|Using ˘Bad÷ Things to Boost Profits|
|Store Cards, Search Engines, and Customer Data|
|˘Least Profitable Customers.÷|
|Overview: The Global Economy|
|Overseas Working Conditions|
|Outsourcing Jobs and ˘In-sourcing÷ Jobs|
|Fair Trade Programs|
|The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Bribes|
|Enron And ˘The Last Big Mess.÷|
|Overview: Sarbanes-Oxley, Audits, and Accounting Reform|
|Investors who are Given Faulty Information|
|Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Disaster|
|CFOs Pressuring Auditors|
|The Great Recession and The ˘Latest Big Mess.÷|
|Overview: Root Causes of the Current Recession and a Comparison to the Depression|
|Mortgage-Backed Securities and Root Causes of the Great Recession|
|The Mortgage Meltdown: Big Investors|
|The Making Home Affordable Program|
|˘Strategic Defaults÷ and Foreclosures|
|Government Actions and Corporate Influence|
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