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Business Ethics : Concepts and Cases

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Edition:
5th
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9780130938213

ISBN10:
0130938211
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For freshman/graduate-level courses in Business Ethics or Business and Society. Best-selling text provides a clear style, abundance of examples, detailed real-life cases, and current data and statistics. Introduces students to ethical concepts, helps them apply ethical concepts to business decisions and identify moral issues involved in the management of specific problem areas in business, and examines social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Part One: Basic Principles 1(168)
Ethics and Business
2(68)
Introduction
2(5)
The Nature of Business Ethics
7(20)
Moral Development and Moral Reasoning
27(11)
Arguments for and Against Business Ethics
38(8)
Moral Responsibility and Blame
46(24)
Cases for Discussion
61(1)
Napster's Revolution
61(3)
H. B. Fuller and the Street Children of Central America
64(6)
Ethical Principles in Business
70(99)
Introduction
70(3)
Utilitarianism: Weighing Social Costs and Benefits
73(15)
Rights and Duties
88(17)
Justice and Fairness
105(17)
The Ethics of Care
122(7)
Integrating Utility, Rights, Justice, and Caring
129(3)
An Alternative to Moral Principles: Virtue Ethics
132(9)
Morality in International Contexts
141(28)
Cases for Discussion
155(1)
Publius
155(1)
Philip Morris' Troubles
156(7)
Pepsi's Burma Connection
163(6)
Part Two: The Market and Business 169(96)
The Business System
170(50)
Introduction
170(5)
Free Market and Rights: John Locke
175(8)
The Utility of Free Markets: Adam Smith
183(9)
Marxist Criticisms
192(7)
Conclusion: The Mixed Economy
199(21)
Cases for Discussion
210(1)
The Health Business
210(4)
Accolade Versus Sega
214(2)
Brian's Franchise
216(4)
Ethics in the Marketplace
220(45)
Introduction
220(2)
Perfect Competition
222(11)
Monopoly Competition
233(3)
Oligopolistic Competition
236(10)
Oligopolies and Public Policy
246(19)
Cases for Discussion
252(1)
Playing Monopoly: Microsoft
252(8)
A Japanese Bribe
260(5)
Part Three: Business and Its External Exchanges-Ecology and Consumers 265(120)
Ethics and the Environment
266(66)
Introduction
266(3)
The Dimensions of Pollution and Resource Depletion
269(18)
The Ethics of Pollution Control
287(21)
The Ethics of Conserving Depletable Resources
308(24)
Cases for Discussion
325(1)
Genetic Engineering at Monsanto/Pharmacia
325(4)
The New Market Opportunity
329(3)
The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing
332(53)
Introduction
332(3)
Markets and Consumer Protection
335(4)
The Contract View of Business' Duties to Consumers
339(9)
The Due Care Theory
348(4)
The Social Costs View of the Manufacturer's Duties
352(3)
Advertising Ethics
355(8)
Consumer Privacy
363(22)
Cases for Discussion
373(1)
AIDS and Needles
373(6)
Toy Wars
379(6)
Part Four: Business and Its Internal Constituencies-Employee Issues 385(128)
The Ethics of Job Discrimination
386(57)
Introduction
386(2)
Job Discrimination: Its Nature
388(5)
Discrimination: Its Extent
393(13)
Discrimination: Utility, Rights, and Justice
406(9)
Affirmative Action
415(28)
Cases for Discussion
438(1)
Wage Differences at Robert Hall
438(3)
Brian Weber
441(2)
The Individual in the Organization
443(70)
Introduction
443(2)
The Rational Organization
445(2)
The Employee's Obligations to the Firm
447(10)
The Firm's Duties to the Employee
457(6)
The Political Organization
463(2)
Employee Rights
465(19)
Organizational Politics
484(7)
The Caring Organization
491(22)
Cases for Discussion
503(1)
The Gap
503(6)
Working for Eli Lilly & Company
509(4)
Index 513


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