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An Introduction to Business Ethics with Free Business Ethics PowerWeb,9780072836479

An Introduction to Business Ethics with Free Business Ethics PowerWeb

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9780072836479

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0072836474
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Pub. Date:
8/29/2002
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This cutting-edge text incorporates the latest issues and topics (including extensive coverage of Enron and Arthur Andersen) with a straight-forward and accurate survey of the multidisciplinary field of business ethics. DesJardins focuses on ethical reasoning and critical analysis throughout, while integrating the perspective of philosophy with those of management, law, economics, and public policy.

Table of Contents

1. Why Study Ethics?

Discussion Case: Malden Mills

Discussion Questions

Introduction: Why Study Ethics?

AIDS Drugs in Africa

Ethics and Business Revisited

Ethics and Ethos

Morality, Virtue, and Social Ethics

Ethical Perspectives: Managers and Other Stakeholders

Review Questions

2. Ethical Theory and Business

Discussion Case: Executive Compensation

Discussion Questions

Introduction

Ethical Relativism

Psychological Egoism

Modern Ethical Theory: Utilitarian Ethics

Challenges to Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism and Business Policy

Deontological Ethics

Virtue Ethics

Summary and Conclusions

Review Questions

3. Corporate Social Responsibility

Discussion Case: Pacific Lumber

Discussion Questions

Introduction

The Classical Model of Corporate Social Responsibility

Critical Assessment of the Classical Model: The Utilitarian Defense

Critical Assessment of the Classical Model: The Private Property Defense

Modified Version of the Classical Model: The Moral Minimum

Social Contract Theory

The Stakeholder Theory

Summary and Conclusions

Review Questions

4. The Meaning and Value of Work

Discussion Case: The Changing Nature of Work

Discussion Questions

Introduction

The Meanings of Work

The Value of Work

The Conventional View of Work

The Human Fulfillment Model

The Liberal Model of Work

Business' Responsibility for Meaningful Work

Review Questions

5. Moral Rights and the Workplace

Discussion Case: Employee Rights and Wrongs

Discussion Questions

Introduction: Employee Rights

The Right to Work

Employment at Will

Due Process in the Workplace

Participation Rights

Employee Health and Safety

Privacy in the Workplace

Review Questions

6. Employee Responsibilities

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

Discussion Questions

Introduction

The Narrow View of Employee Responsibilities: Employees as Agents

Managerial Responsibility: Professional Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

Trust and Loyalty in the Workplace

Responsibilities to Third Parties

Honesty

Whistleblowing

Insider Trading

Review Questions

7. Marketing Ethics: Product Safety and Pricing

Discussion Case: Product Safety in the Automobile Industry

Discussion Questions

Introduction: Marketing and Ethics

Ethical Issues in Marketing: An Overview

Ethical Responsibility for Products: From Caveat Emptor to Negligence

Strict Products Liability

Ethics and Pricing

Review Questions

8. Marketing Ethics: Advertising and Product Placement

Discussion Case: Sales and Advertising in the Auto Industry

Discussion Questions

Introduction: Ethics of Sales, Advertising and Product Placement

Regulating Deceptive and Unfair Sales Advertising

Marketing Ethics and Consumer Autonomy

Targeting the Vulnerable: Marketing and Sales

Review Questions

9. Business' Environmental Responsibilities

Discussion Case: Interface Corporation and Sustainable Business

Discussion Questions

Introduction: Environmental Responsibilities

Environmental Pragmatism: Towards a Consensus on Environmental Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment

Business Responsibility and Environmental Regulation

Business Ethics and Sustainable Economics

Business Responsibility in the Age of Sustainable Development

Conclusions

Review Questions

10. Diversity and Discrimination

Discussion Case: Female Forman and the Brotherhood

Discussion Questions

Introduction: Diversity and Equality

Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action

Preferential Treatment in Employment

Arguments Against Preferential Treatment

Arguments in Support of Preferential Treatment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Review Questions

11. International Business and Globalization

Discussion Case: Globalization Protests

Discussion Questions

Introduction

Ethical Relativism and Cross-Cultural Values

Cross-Cultural Values and International Rights

Globalization and International Business

Globalization and the Poor

Race to the Bottom

Democracy, Cultural Integrity, and Human Rights

Review Questions



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