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Business Ethics with CD-ROM

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6th
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9780130991638

ISBN10:
0130991635
Media:
Paperback w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This interesting, comprehensive book about business ethics argues that ethics is the ls"gluers" that makes successful business possible. It allows the reader to see the whole range of issues in business ethics rather than just selected topics. Its focus on internationalization and globalization is important, as it relates facts about this dynamic, growing aspect of corporate business.This book not only covers ethics, it also includes such topics as: management, production, marketing, finance, workersrs" rights, and environmental issues; it enables readers to see how all of the issues presented are interrelated.An excellent resource and reference work for international corporate employees, marketing administrators, and human resource managers and employees.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction
Ethics and Business
3(30)
Horatio Alger and Stock Options
3(2)
The Myth of Amoral Business
5(3)
The American Business Value System
8(3)
The Relation of Business and Morality
11(6)
Business Ethics and Ethics
17(8)
The Case of the Collapsed Mine
25(3)
Study Questions
28(5)
Moral Reasoning in Business
Conventional Morality and Ethical Relativism
33(22)
Purchasing Abroad: A Case Study
33(1)
The Levels of Moral Development
34(3)
Subjective and Objective Morality
37(2)
Descriptive Relativism
39(2)
Normative Ethical Relativism
41(4)
Moral Absolutism
45(1)
Moral Pluralism
46(1)
Pluralism and American Business
47(1)
Pluralism and International Business
48(1)
Approaches to Ethical Theory
49(4)
Study Questions
53(2)
Utility and Utilitarianism
55(21)
An Airplane Manufacturing Case
55(1)
Utilitarianism
55(5)
Act and Rule Utilitarianism
60(3)
Objections to Utilitarianism
63(2)
Utilitarianism and Justice
65(2)
Applying Utilitarianism
67(3)
Utilitarianism and Bribery
70(4)
Study Questions
74(2)
Moral Duty, Rights, and Justice
76(29)
The Johnson Controls Case
76(1)
Deontological Approaches to Ethics
77(1)
Judeo-Christian Morality
78(2)
Reason, Duty, and the Moral Law
80(6)
Application of the Moral Law
86(3)
Imperfect Duties, Special Obligations, and Moral Ideals
89(5)
Rights and Justice
94(9)
Study Questions
103(2)
Virtue, Moral Responsibility, and Moral Reasoning
105(24)
The Case of Dora and Joe
105(1)
Virtue
106(4)
The Love Canal Case
110(1)
Moral Responsibility
111(2)
Excusing Conditions
113(4)
Liability and Accountability
117(2)
Agent and Role Moral Responsibility
119(2)
Applying Moral Reasoning
121(5)
Study Questions
126(3)
Moral Issues in Business
Justice and Economic Systems
129(24)
The Case of the Two Slaveholders
129(1)
Moral Evaluation of Economic Systems
130(4)
Moral Evaluation of Contemporary Systems
134(2)
Economic Models and Games
136(1)
A Capitalist Model
137(5)
Capitalism and Government
142(4)
A Socialist Model
146(2)
Comparison of Models and Systems
148(1)
Economic Systems and Justice
149(2)
Study Questions
151(2)
American Capitalism: Moral or Immoral?
153(27)
The Case of Bill Gates
153(2)
The American Economic System
155(2)
Relation of the American Government to the American Economic System
157(4)
The Marxist Critique
161(5)
Non-Marxist Moral Critiques of American Capitalism
166(3)
The Moral Defense of the American Free-Enterprise System
169(4)
Non-Socialist Alternatives to Contemporary American Capitalism
173(5)
Study Questions
178(2)
Corporations and Morality
180(31)
The Case of Malden Mills
180(3)
The Moral Status of Corporations and Formal Organizations
183(5)
Concept of the Corporation: Shareholder versus Stakeholder
188(3)
Moral Responsibility Within the Corporation
191(6)
Morality and the Social Audit
197(9)
Corporate Codes
206(1)
Corporate Culture and Moral Firms
207(2)
Study Questions
209(2)
Corporate Governance, Accounting, Disclosure and Insider Trading
211(34)
The Enron Case
211(3)
Corporate Governance
214(5)
Accounting
219(6)
Corporate Disclosure
225(8)
Insider Trading
233(10)
Study Questions
243(2)
Finance, Restructuring, and Investing
245(30)
Google and IPOs
245(2)
Finance and Banking
247(6)
Corporate Takeovers and Restructuring
253(12)
Ethical Investing
265(8)
Study Questions
273(2)
Safety, Risk, and Environmental Protection
275(23)
The McDonald's Polystyrene Case
275(2)
Corporations, Products, and Services
277(1)
Do No Harm
278(1)
Safety and Acceptable Risk
279(3)
Product Safety and Corporate Liability
282(2)
Strict Liability
284(2)
Production Safety
286(2)
Environmental Harm
288(2)
Pollution and Its Control
290(6)
Study Questions
296(2)
Whistle Blowing
298(25)
The Ford Pinto Case
298(1)
Blowing the Whistle
299(1)
Kinds of Whistle Blowing
300(4)
Whistle Blowing as Morally Prohibited
304(3)
Whistle Blowing as Morally Permitted
307(5)
Whistle Blowing as Morally Required
312(3)
Internal Whistle Blowing
315(4)
Precluding the Need for Whistle Blowing
319(2)
Study Questions
321(2)
Marketing, Truth, and Advertising
323(30)
The May D&F Case
323(1)
The Nestle Infant Milk Formula Case
324(1)
Marketing
325(11)
Advertising
336(2)
Truth and Advertising
338(4)
Manipulation and Coercion
342(3)
Paternalism and Advertising
345(2)
Prevention of Advertising
347(1)
Allocation of Moral Responsibility in Advertising
348(3)
Study Questions
351(2)
Workers' Rights: Employment, Wages, and Unions
353(34)
The Air Traffic Controllers Case
353(2)
Employment-at-Will
355(2)
The Right to Employment
357(6)
The Right to a Just Wage
363(6)
Comparable Worth
369(2)
Executive Compensation
371(4)
The Right to Organize: Unions
375(3)
The Right to Strike
378(6)
Study Questions
384(3)
Workers' Rights and Duties Within a Firm
387(30)
Case Studies: Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy
387(4)
The Rights of Employees Within a Firm
391(1)
Rights in Hiring, Promotion, and Firing
392(4)
Employee Civil Rights and Equal Treatment
396(3)
Privacy, Polygraphs, and Drugs
399(7)
Quality of Work Life
406(4)
Employee Duties
410(1)
Worker Loyalty and Obedience
411(4)
Study Questions
415(2)
Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Reverse Discrimination
417(30)
Three Affirmative Action Cases
417(3)
Discrimination
420(6)
Changing Social Structures
426(2)
Equal Employment Opportunity
428(2)
Affirmative Action
430(4)
Reverse Discrimination
434(2)
Balanced or Preferential Hiring
436(5)
Two Cases: Weber and Stotts
441(1)
The Weber Case
442(2)
The Stotts Case
444(1)
Study Questions
445(2)
The Information Age: Property and New Technologies
447(31)
Two Intellectual Property Cases
447(4)
Intellectual Property
451(11)
Industrial Espionage
462(1)
Property: Information and Software
463(13)
Study Questions
476(2)
Information, Computers, the Internet and Business
478(31)
The Electronic Privacy at ABC Control Case
478(2)
Business and Computers
480(1)
Computer Crime
480(7)
Computers and Corporate Responsibility
487(3)
Computers and Privacy
490(10)
The Changing Nature of Work
500(4)
Study Questions
504(5)
Moral Issues in International Business
The International Business System, Multinationals, and Globalization
509(37)
The WTO, Cancun and Agriculture: A Case Study
509(2)
Morality and the International Economic System
511(3)
Multinational Corporations and Ethics
514(7)
Ethical Guidelines for Multinational Operations
521(2)
Multinationals and Human Rights
523(2)
The Transfer of Dangerous Industries to Underdeveloped Countries
525(7)
International Codes
532(5)
The Globalization of Business
537(4)
American Outsourcing and International Business
541(2)
Study Questions
543(3)
Corrupt Contexts and International Business
546(34)
Nike: A Case Study
546(2)
The Case of General Motors and Apartheid
548(2)
U.S. Multinationals in South Africa
550(3)
The Lessons of Business in South Africa
553(1)
Bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
554(2)
International Business in Unsettled Contexts
556(6)
International Industrial Espionage, Discrimination, and Questionable Products
562(4)
Operating in Destabilized Environments
566(3)
Child Labor and Sweatshops
569(4)
International Business in Different Cultures: Japan
573(1)
Cross-Cultural Judgments, Negotiation, and International Justice
574(4)
Study Questions
578(2)
Global Issues and International Obligations
580(33)
The Case of the United States and the Kyoto Protocol
580(2)
The Case of Merck and Costa Rica
582(1)
Global Issues
583(1)
Famine, Malnutrition, and Moral Obligation
584(8)
Property and Allocation of the World's Resources
592(8)
Global Common Goods
600(1)
Oil and the Depletion of Natural Resources
601(7)
Study Questions
608(5)
Conclusion
The New Moral Imperative for Business
613(16)
IBM and the End of an Era: A Case Study
613(2)
The Changing Business Mandate
615(5)
The Role of Government
620(2)
Corporate Democracy and the New Entrepreneur
622(2)
Building a Good Society
624(2)
Study Questions
626(3)
Index 629


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