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Business Ethics, A Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition: Concepts and Cases

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9780131930070

ISBN10:
0131930079
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book provides readers with a clear, straightforward writing style, an abundance of examples, detailed real-life cases, and current data and statistics. It aims to 1) introduce ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business, 2) develop the reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions, 3) identify moral issues specific to business, and 4) examine the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise. Chapter topics cover ethics and business, ethical principles in business, the business system, ethics in the marketplace, ethics and the environment, the ethics of consumer production and marketing, the ethics of job discrimination, and the individual in the organization. For anyone in business.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
PART ONE Basic Principles
1(122)
Ethics and Business
3(54)
Introduction
4(3)
Business Ethics and Its Issues
7(17)
On the Edge: Business Ethics in Saudi Culture
20(4)
Moral Development and Moral Reasoning
24(11)
On the Edge: WorldCom's Whistleblower
28(7)
Arguments For and Against Business Ethics
35(6)
Moral Responsibility and Blame
41(10)
On the Edge: Was National Semiconductor Morally Responsible?
45(4)
On the Edge: Gun Manufacturers and Responsibility
49(2)
Cases for Discussion
51(6)
Slavery in the Chocolate Industry
51(2)
ABC News: Enron's Fall
53(4)
Ethical Principles in Business
57(66)
Introduction
58(2)
Utilitarianism: Weighing Social Costs and Benefits
60(11)
Rights and Duties
71(13)
On the Edge: Working for Eli Lilly & Company
73(11)
Justice and Fairness
84(16)
On the Edge: Conflict Diamonds
86(8)
On the Edge: ExxonMobil, Amerada Hess, and Marathon Oil in Equatorial Guinea
94(6)
The Ethics of Care
100(5)
Integrating Utility, Rights, Justice, and Caring
105(3)
An Alternative to Moral Principles: Virtue Ethics
108(6)
Morality in International Contexts
114(4)
Cases for Discussion
118(5)
Publius
118(1)
ABC News: Unocal in Burma
119(4)
PART TWO The Market and Business
123(82)
The Business System: Government, Markets, and International Trade
125(40)
Introduction
126(4)
Free Markets and Rights: John Locke
130(5)
Free Markets and Utility: Adam Smith
135(7)
Free Trade and Utility: David Ricardo
142(3)
Marx and Justice: Criticizing Markets and Free Trade
145(8)
On the Edge: Napster's, Grokster's, and Stream Cast's Revolution
148(4)
On the Edge: Brian's Franchise
152(1)
Conclusion: The Mixed Economy, the New Property, and the End of Marxism
153(5)
Cases for Discussion
158(7)
ABC News: GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and AIDS in Africa
158(4)
Accolade versus Sega
162(3)
Ethics in the Marketplace
165(40)
Introduction
166(1)
Perfect Competition
167(9)
Monopoly Competition
176(5)
On the Edge: Drug Company Monopolies and Profit
178(3)
Oligopolistic Competition
181(7)
Oligopolies and Public Policy
188(6)
On the Edge: Fixing the Computer Memory Market
191(2)
On the Edge: Oracle and Peoplesoft
193(1)
Cases for Discussion
194(11)
ABC News: Playing Monopoly: Microsoft
194(6)
Archer Daniels Midland and the Friendly Competitors
200(5)
PART THREE Business and Its External Exchanges: Ecology and Consumers
205(96)
Ethics and the Environment
207(52)
Introduction
208(2)
The Dimensions of Pollution and Resource Depletion
210(16)
On the Edge: The Aroma of Tacoma
212(12)
On the Edge: The Auto Companies in China
224(2)
The Ethics of Pollution Control
226(16)
The Ethics of Conserving Depletable Resources
242(8)
On the Edge: Exporting Poison
245(5)
Cases for Discussion
250(9)
The Ok Tedi Copper Mine
250(4)
ABC News: Gas or Grouse?
254(5)
The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing
259(33)
Introduction
260(2)
Markets and Consumer Protection
262(3)
The Contract View of Business Firm's Duties to Consumers
265(7)
The Due Care Theory
272(6)
On the Edge: The Tobacco Companies and Product Safety
274(4)
The Social Costs View of the Manufacturer's Duties
278(2)
On the Edge: Advertising Death?
279(1)
Advertising Ethics
280(8)
On the Edge: New Balance and the ``Made in USA'' Label
287(1)
Consumer Privacy
288(4)
Cases for Discussion
292(9)
Becton Dickinson and Needle Sticks
292(4)
ABC News: The Ford/Firestone Debacle
296(5)
PART FOUR Business and Its Internal Constituencies
301(106)
The Ethics of Job Discrimination
303(38)
Introduction
304(2)
Job Discrimination: Its Nature
306(4)
On the Edge: Johnson Controls' Fetal Protection Policy
310(1)
Discrimination: Its Extent
310(10)
Discrimination: Utility, Rights, and Justice
320(9)
On the Edge: Wall Street: It's a Man's World
324(5)
On the Edge: Peter Oiler and Winn-Dixie Stores
329(1)
Affirmative Action
329(12)
Cases for Discussion
341(8)
ABC News: Should Kroger Pay Now for What Ralphs' Employee Did Then?
341(3)
Wal-Mart's Women
344(5)
The Individual in the Organization
349(58)
Introduction
350(1)
The Rational Organization
351(2)
The Employee's Obligations to the Firm
353(8)
The Firm's Duties to the Employee
361(10)
On the Edge: Delivering Pizza
366(5)
The Political Organization
371(2)
Employee Rights
373(17)
On the Edge: Employment at Will at Howmet Corporation?
384(3)
On the Edge: Swingline Moves
387(3)
Organizational Politics
390(5)
The Caring Organization
395(4)
Cases for Discussion
399(8)
ABC News: Gap's Labor Problems
399(5)
Who Should Pay?
404(3)
Notes 407(26)
Index 433


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