Ethics and the Conduct of Business, Books a la Carte

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 5/2/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Business Ethics


Highlight the importance of ethical issues when developing business policies

Ethics and the Conduct of Business presents a thorough overview of business ethics through a combination of theoretical material and real-world case studies. Authors John Boatright and Jeffery Smith provide numerous engaging examples to stimulate class discussion and show the relevance of the text’s concepts to actual business practices. In order to better engage students and ensure that the material is up to date, the Eighth Edition offers new and revised content that reflects recent developments in the business world and in the field of business ethics.


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Author Biography

John R. Boatright is the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Professor of Business Ethics in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola Universi­ty Chicago. He has served as the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics, and is a past president of the Society. He was recognized by the Society in 2012 for a “Career of Outstanding Service to the Field of Business Ethics.” He is the author of the books Ethics and the Conduct of Business and Ethics in Finance, and has edited Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.


Jeffery D. Smith is the Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics and Professor of Management in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University, teaching ethics to management, accounting and finance students. He currently serves on the executive board of the Society for Business Ethics and the editorial board of the international journal of the Society, Business Ethics Quarterly. He is the editor of Normative Theory and Business Ethics (2008) and has published in a variety of business and philosophy journals. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

1. Ethics in the World of Business

2. Ethical Decision Making

3. Ethical Theories

4. Whistle-Blowing

5. Business Information and Conflict of Interest

6. Privacy

7. Discrimination and Affirmative Action

8. Employment Rights

9. Health and Safety

10. Marketing and Advertising

11. Ethics in Finance

12. Corporate Social Responsibility

13. Governance, Accountability, and Compliance

14. International Business Ethics

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