Ethical Issues in Business A Philosophical Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This widely used business ethics book begins by introducing students/readers to moral reasoning. A collection of readings and cases from both philosophical literature and business articles apply ethical theory to real-life business situations. Well-known scandals involving companies like Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Merrill Lynch, and Parmalat have increased public awareness of business ethics, underscored its importance, and ushered in a new era of increased corporate regulation and governance. Now, more than ever, a student planning on entering the business world, and anyone working for a corporation, investing in stock, or even interacting with businesses will benefit from a basic understanding of business ethics.

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
Does Business Ethics Make Economic Sense?
General Issues In Ethics
Truth Telling
Case Study: Italian Tax Mores
Ethical Duties Towards Others: Truthfulness
Is Business Bluffing Ethical?
Business Ethics and Politics
Promoting Honesty in Negotiation: An Exercise in Practical Ethics
Virtues and the Virtuous Manager: Case Study: Run Inc
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Corporate Roles Personal Virtues: An Aristotelean Approach to Business Ethics
Moral Mazes: Bureaucracy and Managerial Work
Property profit and Justice
Traditional Theories of Property and Profit:
Case Study: Plasma International
Case Study: Dorrence Corporation Trade-offs
The Justification of Private Property
Alienated Labor
Benefits of the Profit Motive
Property and Profit: Modern Discussions
Case Study: Merck & Co. Inc.
The Business Enterprise Trust
The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase
Can Socially Responsible Firms Survive in a Competitive Environment
The Moral Muteness of Managers
Case Study: The Oil Rig
Distributive Justice
The Entitlement Theory
Complex Equality
Corporations persons and Morality
The Moral Responsibility of Corporations
Case Study: H.B. Fuller in Hondura
Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation
Business Ethics and Stakeholder Analysis
The New U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines: A Wake-Up Call for Corporate America
Parable of the Sadhu
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Case Study: The Aircraft Brake Scandal
Whistleblowing and Professional Responsibility
Employment at Will and Due Process
In Defense of Contract at Will
Employability Security
Case Study: Ellen Moore: Living and Working in Bahrain
Case Study: Is This the Right Time to Come Out?
Management Women and the New Facts of Life Schwartz
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies
Sexual Harassment
International Business
Ethical Relativism
Case Study: What Price Safety? from Uncompromising Integrity: Motorola's Global Challenge
Relativism Cultural and Moral
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
Business Values Away from Home
Case Study: Just When is a Tip Only Another Means to Insure Promptness?
Case Study: Levi Strauss & Co.
International Business Ethics and Incipient Capitalism: A Double Standard?
Values in Tension: Ethics away from Home Thomas Donaldson Harvard Business Review (September-October 1996)
Contemporary Business Themes
Case Study: Joe Camel: The Cartoon Character Who Sells Cigarettes
Persuasive Advertising, Autonomy, and the Creation of Desire
Ethical Myopia: The Case of Framing by Framing
Marketing to Inner-City Blacks: PowerMaster and Moral Responsibility
Case Study: Sears Auto Centers
The Leader's New Work: Building Learning Organizations
The Many Faces of the Corporate Code
Managing for Organizational Integrity
The Environment
Case Study: Shell and Nigerian Oil
Scarcity or Abundance?
Holes in the Cornucopia
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