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Moral Issues In Business,9780495007173

Moral Issues In Business

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Edition:
10th
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9780495007173

ISBN10:
049500717X
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Pub. Date:
2/23/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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One of the most popular business ethics texts ever published, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS guides students in thinking deeply about important moral issues that frequently arise in business situations and helps them develop the reasoning and analytical skills to resolve them. Combining insightful and accessible textbook chapters by the authors, cases that highlight the real world poignancy of the matters addressed in this book, and reading selections from the most influential voices in contemporary ethical debates, this book-the standard for today's business ethics books-provides a comprehensive, flexible, and pedagogically proven course of study exploring the intersections of commerce and ethics. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry offer a one-stop combination of text, readings, and cases to guide students' understanding of the nature of morality, individual integrity and responsibility, economic justice, the nature of capitalism, and the role of corporations in our society, including their responsibilities to consumers and to the environment, and the real-world moral issues that arise in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Part One Moral Philosophy and Business
1(148)
The Nature of Morality
2(49)
Ethics
4(1)
Moral Versus Nonmoral Standards
5(4)
Religion and Morality
9(2)
Ethical Relativism
11(2)
Having Moral Principles
13(3)
Morality and Personal Values
16(1)
Individual Integrity and Responsibility
17(4)
Moral Reasoning
21(4)
Summary
25(25)
Case 1.1: Made in the U.S.A.---Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq
27(2)
Case 1.2: The A7D Affair
29(4)
Readings
``It's Good Business''
33(9)
Robert C. Solomon
``Moral Responsibility in the Age of Bureaucracy''
42(8)
David Luban
Alan Strudler
David Wasserman
Further Reading for Chapter 1
50(1)
Normative Theories of Ethics
51(51)
Consequentialist and Nonconsequentialist Theories
52(1)
Egoism
53(3)
Utilitarianism
56(5)
Kant's Ethics
61(5)
Other Nonconsequentialist Perspectives
66(5)
Utilitarianism Once More
71(1)
Moral Decision Making: Toward a Synthesis
72(3)
Summary
75(26)
Case 2.1: Hacking into Harvard
76(3)
Case 2.2: The Ford Pinto
79(3)
Case 2.3: Blood for Sale
82(3)
Readings
``One Philosopher's Approach to Business Ethics''
85(7)
R. M. Hare
``When Is `Everybody's Doing It's a Moral Justification?''
92(9)
Ronald M. Green
Further Reading for Chapter 2
101(1)
Justice and Economic Distribution
102(47)
The Nature of Justice
104(3)
The Utilitarian View
107(3)
The Libertarian Approach
110(5)
Rawls's Theory of Justice
115(7)
Summary
122(26)
Case 3.1: Eminent Domain
124(2)
Case 3.2: Battling over Bottled Water
126(2)
Case 3.3: Poverty in America
128(4)
Readings
``Income Distribution''
132(9)
John Isbister
``Is Inheritance Justified?''
141(7)
D. W. Haslett
Further Reading for Chapter 3
148(1)
Part Two American Business and Its Basis
149(126)
The Nature of Capitalism
150(57)
Capitalism
151(2)
Key Features of Capitalism
153(3)
Moral Justifications of Capitalism
156(2)
Criticisms of Capitalism
158(6)
Today's Economic Challenges
164(5)
Summary
169(37)
Case 4.1: The Downsizing of America
170(3)
Case 4.2: Hucksters in the Classroom
173(2)
Case 4.3: Licensing and Laissez Faire
175(2)
Case 4.4: An Internet Parasite
177(2)
Case 4.5: One Nation Under Wal-Mart
179(2)
Case 4.6: A New Work Ethic?
181(4)
Readings
``Buddhist Economics''
185(5)
E. F. Schumacher
``Markets and the Role of Ethics in Capitalism''
190(8)
Amartya Sen
``In Defense of International Sweatshops''
198(8)
Ian Maitland
Further Reading for Chapter 4
206(1)
Corporations
207(68)
The Limited-Liability Company
208(2)
Corporate Moral Agency
210(3)
Rival Views of Corporate Responsibility
213(5)
Debating Corporate Responsibility
218(4)
Institutionalizing Ethics Within Corporations
222(5)
Summary
227(45)
Case 5.1: Living and Dying with Asbestos
229(3)
Case 5.2: Selling Infant Formula Overseas
232(4)
Case 5.3: Levi Strauss at Home and Abroad
236(4)
Case 5.4: Free Speech or False Advertising?
240(2)
Case 5.5: Charity to Scouts?
242(4)
Readings
``The Greed Cycle: How Corporate America Went Out of Control''
246(10)
John Cassidy
``The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing''
256(7)
John Orlando
``Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprise: A Philosophical Overview''
263(4)
Richard T. De George
``Business Ethics: On Getting to the Heart of the Matter''
267(5)
Paul F. Camenisch
Further Reading for Chapter 5
272(3)
Part Three: The Organization and the People in it
275(230)
The Workplace (1): Basic Issues
276(50)
Civil Liberties in the Workplace
277(4)
Personnel Policies and Procedures
281(10)
Unions
291(6)
Summary
297(28)
Case 6.1: AIDS in the Workplace
298(2)
Case 6.2: Web Porn at Work
300(1)
Case 6.3: Speaking Out About Malt
301(2)
Case 6.4: Old Smoke
303(1)
Case 6.5: Union Discrimination
304(3)
Readings
``Employment at Will and Due Process''
307(5)
Patricia H. Werhane
Tara J. Radin
``Living Wage Laws: For and Against''
312(6)
Jan Kern
Craig Garthwaite
``The Libertarian Critique of Labor Unions''
318(7)
Peter Levine
Further Reading for Chapter 6
325(1)
The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges
326(61)
Organizational Influence in Private Lives
327(4)
Obtaining Information
331(5)
Working Conditions
336(7)
Redesigning Work
343(3)
Summary
346(40)
Case 7.1: Unprofessional Conduct?
347(1)
Case 7.2: Testing for Honesty
348(3)
Case 7.3: She Snoops to Conquer
351(1)
Case 7.4: Protecting the Unborn at Work
352(3)
Case 7.5: The Mommy Track
355(5)
Readings
``Drug Testing in Employment''
360(5)
Joseph R. Desjardins
Ronald Duska
``Work, Privacy, and Autonomy''
365(8)
Richard L. Lippke
``Workplace Wars: How Much Should I Be Required to Meet the Needs of Your Children?''
373(6)
Claudia Mills
``Participation in Employment''
379(7)
John J. McCall
Further Readings for Chapter 7
386(1)
Moral Choices Facing Employees
387(67)
Obligations to the Firm
388(3)
Abuse of Official Position
391(4)
Bribes and Kickbacks
395(3)
Gifts and Entertainment
398(1)
Obligations to Third Parties
399(2)
Whistle-Blowing
401(4)
Self-Interest and Moral Obligation
405(3)
Summary
408(45)
Case 8.1: Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties
409(1)
Case 8.2: Profiting on Columns Prior to Publication
410(2)
Case 8.3: Two Who Made Waves for the Navy
412(3)
Case 8.4: The Housing Allowance
415(1)
Case 8.5: Ethically Dubious Conduct
416(3)
Readings
``Four Concepts of Loyalty''
419(7)
David E. Soles
``What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading?''
426(8)
Jennifer Moore
``Foreign Corrupt Practices: How to Deal with Foreign Forms of Bribery''
434(11)
Jeff Fadiman
``Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing''
445(8)
Michael Davis
Further Reading for Chapter 8
453(1)
Job Discrimination
454(51)
The Meaning of Job Discrimination
455(2)
Evidence of Discrimination
457(4)
Affirmative Action: The Legal Context
461(4)
Affirmative Action: The Moral Issues
465(3)
Comparable Worth
468(1)
Sexual Harassment
469(4)
Summary
473(31)
Case 9.1: Minority Set-Asides
474(2)
Case 9.2: Hoop Dreams
476(2)
Case 9.3: Raising the Ante
478(1)
Case 9.4: Consenting to Sexual Harassment
479(2)
Case 9.5: Facial Discrimination
481(3)
Readings
``A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment''
484(5)
Richard Wasserstrom
``The Sanitized Workplace''
489(7)
Vicki Schultz
``Homosexuality, Prejudice, and Discrimination''
496(8)
Richard D. Mohr
Further Reading for Chapter 9
504(1)
Part Four Business and Society
505(115)
Consumers
506(67)
Product Safety
507(9)
Other Areas of Business Responsibility
516(6)
Deception and Unfairness in Advertising
522(8)
The Debate over Advertising
530(3)
Summary
533(39)
Case 10.1: Breast Implants
534(3)
Case 10.2: Hot Coffee at McDonald's
537(1)
Case 10.3: Sniffing Glue Could Snuff Profits
538(2)
Case 10.4: Drug Dilemmas
540(2)
Case 10.5: Closing the Deal
542(2)
Case 10.6: The Skateboard Scare
544(3)
Readings
``The Ethics of Sales''
547(8)
Thomas L. Carson
``The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising''
555(10)
Michael J. Phillips
``Why Do We Consume So Much?''
565(7)
Juliet B. Schor
Further Reading for Chapter 10
572(1)
The Environment
573(47)
Business and Ecology
575(3)
The Ethics of Environmental Protection
578(4)
Achieving Our Environmental Goals
582(4)
Delving Deeper into Environmental Ethics
586(6)
Summary
592(27)
Case 11.1: Hazardous Homes in Herculaneum
593(2)
Case 11.2: Poverty and Pollution
595(2)
Case 11.3: Rewrapping the Big Mac
597(2)
Case 11.4: The Fordasaurus
599(2)
Case 11.5: The Fight over the Redwoods
601(5)
Readings
``The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues''
606(6)
Peter Singer
``Business and Environmental Ethics''
612(7)
W. Michael Hoffman
Further Reading for Chapter 11
619(1)
Index 620


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