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An Introduction to Business Ethics,9780072989007

An Introduction to Business Ethics

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9780072989007

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0072989009
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Pub. Date:
8/2/2005
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Since its inception An Introduction to Business Ethics, by Joseph Desjardins has been a cutting-edge resource for the business ethics course. Desjardin's unique approach encompasses all that an introductory business ethics course is, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers critical analysis and integrated perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Why Study Ethics?

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Enron

Discussion Questions

1.1 Why Study Business Ethics?

1.2 Values and Ethics: Doing Good and Doing Well

1.3 The Nature and Goals of Business Ethics

1.4 Business Ethics and the Law

1.5 Ethics and Ethos

1.6 Morality, Virtues, and Social Ethics

1.7 Ethical Perspectives: Managers and Other Stakeholders

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Two: Ethical Theory and Business

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Executive Compensation

Discussion Questions

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Ethical Relativism and Reasoning in Ethics

2.3 Psychological Egoism

2.4 Modern Ethical Theory: Utilitarian Ethics

2.5 Challenges to Utilitarianism

2.6 Utilitarianism and Business Policy

2.7 Deontological Ethics

2.8 Virtue Ethics

2.9 Summary and Review

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Three: Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Wal-Mart

Discussion Questions

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The Classical Model of Corporate Social Responsibility

3.3 Critical Assessment of the Classical Model: The Utilitarian Defense

3.4 Critical Assessment of the Classical Model: The Private Property Defense

3.5 Modified Version of the Classical Model: The Moral Minimum

3.6 The Stakeholder Theory

3.7 Summary and Review

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Four: The Meaning and Value of Work

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Great Jobs and Meaningful Jobs

Discussion Questions

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Meanings of Work

4.3 The Value of Work

4.4 Conventional Views of Work

4.5 The Human Fulfillment Model

4.6 The Liberal Model of Work

4.7 Business' Responsibility for Meaningful Work

4.8 Summary and Review

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Five: Moral Rights in the Workplace

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Employee Rights and Wrongs

Discussion Questions

5.1 Introduction: Employee Rights

5.2 The Right to Work

5.3 Employment at Will

5.4 Due Process in the Workplace

5.5 Participation Rights

5.6 Employee Health and Safety

5.7 Privacy in the Workplace

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Six: Employee Responsibilities

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Professional and Managerial Responsibility at Enron and Arthur Andersen

Discussion Questions

6.1 Introduction

6.2 The Narrow View of Employee Responsibilities: Employee as Agents

6.3 Professional Ethics and the Gatekeeper Function

6.4 Managerial Responsibility and Conflicts of Interests

6.5 Trust and Loyalty in the Workplace

6.6 Responsibilities to Third Parties: Honesty, Whistleblowing, and Insider Trading

Honesty
Whistleblowing
Insider Trading

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Seven: Marketing Ethics: Product Safety and Pricing

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Safety and Pricing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Discussion Questions

7.1 Introduction: Marketing and Ethics

7.2 Ethical Issues in Marketing: An Overview

7.3 Product Safety: From Caveat Emptor to Negligence

7.4 Strict Products Liability

7.5 Ethics and Pricing

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Eight: Marketing Ethics: Advertising and Target Marketing

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Advertising and Marketing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Discussion Questions

8.1 Introduction: Ethics of Sales, Advertising, and Product Placement

8.2 Regulating Deceptive and Unfair Sales and Advertising

8.3 Marketing Ethics and Consumer Autonomy

8.4 Targeting the Vulnerable: Marketing and Sales

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Nine: Business' Environmental Responsibilities

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Interface Corporation and Sustainable Business

Discussion Questions

9.1 Introduction: Environmental Responsibilities

9.2 Environmental Pragmatism: Towards a Consensus on Environmental Responsibility

9.3 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment

9.4 Business' Responsibility and Environmental Regulation

9.5 Business Ethics and Sustainable Economics

9.6 Business Ethics in the Age of Sustainable Development

9.7 Conclusions

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Ten: Diversity and Discrimination

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Female Foreman and the Brotherhood

Discussion Questions

10.1 Introduction: Diversity and Equality

10.2 Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action

10.3 Preferential Treatment in Employment

10.4 Arguments against Preferential Hiring

10.5 Arguments in Support of Preferential Hiring

10.6 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Chapter Eleven: International Business and Globalization

Chapter Objectives

Discussion Case: Sweatshops

Discussion Questions

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Ethical Relativism and Cross-Cultural Values

11.3 Cross-Cultural Values and International Rights

11.4 Globalization and International Business

11.5 Globalization and the Poor

11.6 "Race to the Bottom"

11.7 Democracy, Cultural Integrity, and Human Rights

Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case

Review Questions

Glossary

Index



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