Business Ethics For Dummies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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The tools you need to deal with ethical dilemmas in businessIn today's world, it's increasingly important for all businesses and government agencies to implement ethical conduct in the workplace. Therefore, business ethics has become required coursework for most students in undergraduate and postgraduate business programs.Mapping to a business ethics course, Business Ethics For Dummies examines ethical theory and discusses the moral issues facing corporate America. It covers topics such as conflicts of interest, trade secrets and insider trading, product safety and product liability, hiring, drug testing, sexual harassment, diversity, and much more. The basics of ethics and making ethical decisions How-tos on incorporating business ethics in the workplace A discussion of moral issues facing corporate AmericaPacked with easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Business Ethics For Dummies is a helpful resource for students, professors, business owners, managers, and CEOs who seek a clear understanding of the importance of ethics.

Author Biography

Norman E. Bowie is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He received the first lifetime achievement award in scholarship from the Society for Business Ethics. Meg Schneider is an award-winning writer who has experience in television, radio and print journalism, and public relations.

Table of Contents

Discovering What Ethics Is and Where It Fits in Business
Putting Ethics to Work in Business
Exploring Religion-Based Ethics
Examining the Study of Ethics
Exploring Common Business Ethics Issues
Identifying (And Handling) Conflicts of Interest
Mixing Marketing and Ethics
Understanding Public and Government Relations
Spreading the Wealth: Executive Pay, Bonuses, and Incentives
Managing People: Discrimination, Privacy, and Safety
Looking at Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility
Identifying the Stakes and the Stakeholders
Contributing to Charity
Protecting the Environment
Treating Competitors Fairly
Applying Business Ethics in the 21st Century
Establishing a Company's Ethical Culture
Examining the Relationship between Ethics and Profits
Cooking the Books: Accounting after Enron
Gathering, Using, and Protecting Information
Going Global: Ethical Issues for the Multinational Company
The Part of Tens
Ten Ethical Issues That Most Businesses Face
Ten Common Obstacles to Ethical Business Behavior
Ten Ways Managers Can Keep Their Companies Ethical
Ten Universal Ethical Guideposts
Appendix: An Interfaith Declaration: A Code of Ethics on International Business for Christians, Muslims, and Jews
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