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Ethics and the Conduct of Business,9780130831453

Ethics and the Conduct of Business

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Edition:
3rd
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9780130831453

ISBN10:
013083145X
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
ALLYN & BACON INC
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Summary

This comprehensive and balanced book gives a thorough treatment of the most prominent issues of business ethics and the major positions and arguments on these issues. An abundance of case studies help illustrate topics such as: whistle-blowing, discrimination and affirmative action, occupational health and safety, ethics in finance, and ethics in international business. For professionals in the field who want an up-to-date discussion of the most prominent issues of business ethics.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Ethics in the World of Business
1(28)
Johnson & Johnson: The Tylenol Crisis
Introduction
3(1)
Four Business Decisions
4(8)
Business Decision Making
5(7)
The Ethics of Hardball
12(12)
Ethics, Economics, and Law
13(5)
Ethics and Management
18(4)
Morality, Ethics, and Ethical Theory
22(2)
A Sticky Situation
24(1)
Argus Incorporated: A Leasing Triangle
25(4)
Utilitarianism
29(21)
Lockheed in Japan
29(16)
Introduction
30(1)
Two Types of Ethical Theories
31(3)
Classical Utilitarianism
34(2)
The Forms of Utilitarianism
36(4)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
40(5)
Declining Sales at Supravac
45(1)
Exporting Pollution
46(4)
Kantian Ethics, Rights, and Virtue
50(23)
Big Brother at Procter & Gamble
50(17)
Introduction
52(1)
Kant's Ethical Theory
52(6)
The Concept of a Right
58(4)
Virtue Ethics
62(5)
Clean Hands in a Dirty Business
67(2)
An Auditor's Dilemma
69(4)
Justice and the Market System
73(31)
Green Giant Runs for the Border
73(22)
Introduction
75(1)
Aristotle's Analysis of Justice
76(3)
Utility and Justice
79(3)
The Egalitarian Theory of John Rawls
82(4)
Utility and the Market System
86(6)
The Libertarian Justification of the Market
92(3)
What's Fair?
95(2)
Executive Compensation
97(7)
Whistle-Blowing
104(24)
Two Whistle-Blowers
104(19)
Introduction
106(1)
What Is Whistle-Blowing?
107(2)
The Justification of Whistle-Blowing
109(5)
The Conditions for Justified Whistle-Blowing
114(3)
Is There a Right to Blow the Whistle?
117(4)
Developing a Company Whistle-Blowing Policy
121(2)
A Whistle-Blower Accepts a ``Deal''
123(1)
Better Late than Never?
124(4)
Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest
128(31)
The Aggressive Ad Agency
128(26)
Introduction
130(1)
The Definition of a Trade Secret
130(2)
The Arguments for Trade Secret Protection
132(7)
Competitor Intelligence Gathering
139(2)
Conflict of Interest
141(8)
The Ethics of Insider Trading
149(5)
Three Trade Secret Disputes
154(1)
The Conflict of an Insurance Broker
155(4)
Privacy
159(25)
Psychological Testing at Dayton Hudson
159(18)
Introduction
161(1)
Challenges to Privacy
162(3)
The Concept of Privacy
165(3)
The Value of Privacy
168(4)
The Privacy of Employee Records
172(5)
Three Challenges to Employee Privacy
177(2)
Ford Meter Box
179(1)
Lotus MarketPlace:Households
179(5)
Discrimination and Affirmative Action
184(32)
Discrimination at Texaco
184(26)
Introduction
186(1)
What Is Discrimination?
187(6)
Ethical Arguments against Discrimination
193(2)
Avoiding Discrimination
195(5)
Affirmative Action
200(10)
Conclusion
210(1)
The Alaskan Salmon Cannery
210(1)
The Walkout at Wilton's
211(5)
Women and Family Issues
216(30)
Jacksonville Shipyards
216(9)
Introduction
218(1)
Sexual Harassment
219(6)
Sexual Harassment or Business as Usual?
225(11)
Comparable Worth
226(10)
The Mommy Track
236(6)
Family and Work
237(5)
Is Family-Friendly Always Fair?
242(4)
Unjust Dismissal
246(24)
The Firing of Robert Greeley
246(19)
Introduction
247(1)
Property Rights and Employment at Will
248(6)
The Freedom of Contract Argument
254(3)
Efficiency and Employment at Will
257(5)
Protecting against Unjust Dismissal
262(3)
Waiving the Right to Sue
265(1)
A ``State-of-the-Art'' Termination
266(4)
Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety
270(37)
Dow Corning's Breast Implants
270(30)
Introduction
272(1)
Ethical Issues in Marketing
273(6)
Advertising
279(11)
Product Liability
290(10)
Volvo's ``Bear Foot'' Misstep
300(1)
The Target Marketing of Cigarettes
301(6)
Occupational Health and Safety
307(29)
The Regulation of Benzene
307(10)
Introduction
308(1)
The Scope of the Problem
309(2)
The Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace
311(6)
Whirlpool Corporation
317(7)
The Right to Know about and Refuse Hazardous Work
318(6)
Johnson Controls, Inc.
324(7)
The Problem of Reprodeuctive Hazards
326(5)
Employees as Guinea Pigs
331(5)
Ethics and Corporations
336(39)
Campbell Soup Company
336(23)
Introduction
338(1)
Corporate Social Responsibility
338(10)
Corporate Governance
348(11)
Bath Iron Works
359(10)
Corporate Ethics Programs
360(9)
Sears Auto Centers
369(6)
Ethics in International Business
375(30)
The Tragedy at Bhopal
375(21)
Introduction
377(1)
Developing an Ethical Framework
378(10)
Practical Problems
388(8)
H. B. Fuller in Honduras
396(2)
Shell Oil in Nigeria
398(7)
Index 405


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