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Business Ethics : Concepts and Cases,9780133508512

Business Ethics : Concepts and Cases

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Edition:
4th
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9780133508512

ISBN10:
013350851X
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Discusses the nature and significance of ethical standards and identifies four kinds of moral principles for resolving ethical dilemmas in business. Covers the ethics of markets & prices, environmental, consumer and employee issues. Paper. DLC: Business ethics.

Table of Contents

PREFACE ix
PART ONE: Basic Principles 1(164)
1 Ethics and Business
2(65)
INTRODUCTION 2(5)
1.1 THE NATURE OF BUSINESS ETHICS
7(17)
1.2 MORAL DEVELOPMENT AND MORAL REASONING
24(11)
1.3 ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST BUSINESS ETHICS
35(8)
1.4 MORAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BLAME
43(15)
Cases for Discussion
58(9)
H. B. Fuller and the Street Children of Central America
58(5)
Domino's Delivers
63(4)
2 Ethical Principles in Business
67(98)
INTRODUCTION 67(3)
2.1 UTILITARIANISM: WEIGHING SOCIAL COSTS AND BENEFITS
70(15)
2.2 RIGHTS
85(17)
A BASIS FOR MORAL RIGHTS: KANT
93(7)
THE LIBERTARIAN OBJECTION: NOZICK
100(2)
2.3 JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS
102(18)
2.4 THE ETHICS OF CARE
120(7)
2.5 INTEGRATING UTILITY, RIGHTS, JUSTICE, AND CARING
127(3)
2.6 AN ALTERNATIVE TO MORAL PRINCIPLES: VIRTUE ETHICS
130(9)
2.7 MORALITY IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS
139(14)
Cases for Discussion
153(12)
Philip Morris's Troubles
153(6)
Pepsi's Burma Connection
159(6)
PART TWO: The Market and Business 165(84)
3 The Business System
166(41)
INTRODUCTION 166(5)
3.1 FREE MARKET AND RIGHTS: JOHN LOCKE
171(7)
3.2 THE UTILITY OF FREE MARKETS: ADAM SMITH
178(7)
3.3 MARXIST CRITICISMS
185(7)
3.4 CONCLUSION: THE MIXED ECONOMY
192(8)
Cases for Discussion
200(7)
The Health Business
200(4)
Brian's Franchise
204(3)
4 Ethics in the Marketplace
207(42)
INTRODUCTION 207(1)
4.1 PERFECT COMPETITION
208(12)
4.2 MONOPOLY COMPETITION
220(4)
4.3 OLIGOPOLISTIC COMPETITION
224(8)
4.4 OLIGOPOLIES AND PUBLIC POLICY
232(6)
Cases for Discussion
238(11)
General Electric Prices
238(7)
A Japanese Bribe
245(4)
PART THREE: Business and Its External Exchanges--Ecology and Consumers 249(118)
5 Ethics and the Environment
250(68)
INTRODUCTION 250(2)
5.1 THE DIMENSIONS OF POLLUTION AND RESOURCE DEPLETION
252(17)
5.2 THE ETHICS OF POLLUTION CONTROL
269(21)
5.3 THE ETHICS OF CONSERVING DEPLETABLE RESOURCES
290(17)
Cases for Discussion
307(11)
Owls, Spikes, Loggers, and Inner-Seal Wood
307(8)
The New Market Opportunity
315(3)
6 The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing
318(49)
INTRODUCTION 318(3)
6.1 MARKETS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
321(5)
6.2 THE CONTRACT VIEW OF BUSINESS'S DUTIES TO CONSUMERS
326(8)
6.3 THE DUE CARE THEORY
334(5)
6.4 THE SOCIAL COSTS VIEW OF THE MANUFACTURER'S DUTIES
339(2)
6.5 ADVERTISING ETHICS
341(14)
Cases for Discussion
355(12)
Dow Corning
355(5)
The New Beer
360(2)
Toy Wars
362(5)
PART FOUR: Business and Its Internal Constituencies--Employee Issues 367(130)
7 The Ethics of Job Discrimination
368(57)
INTRODUCTION 368(2)
7.1 JOB DISCRIMINATION: ITS NATURE
370(5)
7.2 DISCRIMINATION: ITS EXTENT
375(12)
7.3 DISCRIMINATION: UTILITY, RIGHTS, AND JUSTICE
387(10)
7.4 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
397(22)
Cases for Discussion
419(6)
Wage Differences at Robert Hall
419(4)
Brian Weber
423(2)
8 The Individual in the Organization
425(72)
INTRODUCTION 425(2)
8.1 THE RATIONAL ORGANIZATION
427(2)
8.2 THE EMPLOYEE'S OBLIGATIONS TO THE FIRM
429(10)
8.3 THE FIRM'S DUTIES TO THE EMPLOYEE
439(6)
8.4 THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
445(2)
8.5 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
447(20)
8.6 ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS
467(7)
8.7 THE CARING ORGANIZATION
474(12)
Cases for Discussion
486(11)
The Gap
486(7)
Working for Eli Lilly & Company
493(4)
Index 497


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