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An Introduction to Business Ethics



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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 4/3/2008.
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Since its inceptionAn 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 integrates the 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: Corporate Culture, Governance and Ethical Leadership Chapter Objectives Discussion Case: Johnson & Johnson Discussion Questions 4.1 What is Corporate Culture 4.2 Culture and Ethics 4.3 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Culture 4.4 Effective Leadership and Ethical Leadership 4.5 Building a Values-Based Corporate Culture 4.6 Mandating and Enforcing Culture: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines 4.7 Summary and Review Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case Review Questions Chapter Five: The Meaning and Value of Work Chapter Objectives Discussion Case: Great Jobs and Meaningful Jobs Discussion Questions 5.1 Introduction 5.2 The Meanings of Work 5.3 The Value of Work 5.4 Conventional Views of Work 5.5 The Human Fulfillment Model 5.6 The Liberal Model of Work 5.7 Business' Responsibility for Meaningful Work 5.8 Summary and Review Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case Review Questions Chapter Six: Moral Rights in the Workplace Chapter Objectives Discussion Case: Employee Rights and Wrongs Discussion Questions 6.1 Introduction: Employee Rights 6.2 The Right to Work 6.3 Employment at Will 6.4 Due Process in the Workplace 6.5 Participation Rights 6.6 Employee Health and Safety 6.7 Privacy in the Workplace Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case Review Questions Chapter Seven: Employee Responsibilities Chapter Objectives Discussion Case: Professional and Managerial Responsibility at Enron and Arthur Andersen Discussion Questions 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Narrow View of Employee Responsibilities: Employee as Agents 7.3 Professional Ethics and the Gatekeeper Function 7.4 Managerial Responsibility and Conflicts of Interests 7.5 Trust and Loyalty in the Workplace 7.6 Responsibilities to Third Parties: Honesty, Whistleblowing, and Insider Trading Honesty Whistleblowing Insider Trading Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case Review Questions Chapter Eight: Marketing Ethics: Product Safety and Pricing Chapter Objectives Discussion Case: Safety and Pricing in the Pharmaceutical Industry Discussion Questions 8.1 Introduction: Marketing and Ethics 8.2 Ethical Issues in Marketing: An Overview 8.3 Product Safety: FromCaveat

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