Ethics and the Conduct of Business

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
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Ethics and the Conduct of Business, 6/eis a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the most prominent issues in the field of business ethics and the major positions and arguments on these issues.  Numerous real-life examples and case studies are used throughout the book to increase understanding of issues, stimulate class discussion, and show the discussion's relevance to real-life business practice.   The focus of Ethics and the Conduct of Businessis primarily on ethical issues that corporate decision makers face in developing policies about employees, customers, and the general public. The positions on these issues and the arguments for them are taken from a wide variety of sources, including economics and the law.     

Author Biography

John R. Boatright, the Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J., Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University Chicago, is a past president and past executive director of the Society for Business Ethics

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Ethics in the World of Businessp. 1
Johnson & Johnson: The Tylenol Crisisp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Business Decision Makingp. 3
The Ethics of Hardballp. 11
Ethics, Economics, and Lawp. 12
Ethics and Managementp. 17
Business Ethics and Ethical Theoryp. 22
A Sticky Situationp. 25
KPMG and the Tax Shelter Industryp. 26
Welfare, Rights, and Justicep. 29
Beech-Nut's Bogus Apple Juicep. 29
Introductionp. 30
Utilitarianismp. 31
Rights and Justicep. 36
The Market Systemp. 43
Cost-Benefit Analysisp. 50
Exporting Pollutionp. 55
An Auditor's Dilemmap. 56
Equality, Liberty, and Virtuep. 61
Big Brother at Procter & Gamblep. 61
Introductionp. 63
Kantian Ethicsp. 63
Rawls's Egalitarian Theoryp. 69
Libertarianismp. 72
Virtue Ethicsp. 77
Clean Hands in a Dirty Businessp. 82
Lavish Pay at Harvardp. 83
Whistle-Blowingp. 87
Time's Persons of the Yearp. 87
Introductionp. 89
What is Whistle-Blowing?p. 90
The Justification of Whistle-Blowingp. 92
Is There a Right to Blow the Whistle?p. 99
Developing a Whistle-Blowing Policyp. 103
A Whistle-Blower Accepts a "Deal"p. 105
Better Late than Never?p. 106
Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interestp. 109
The Aggressive Ad Agencyp. 109
Introductionp. 110
Trade Secret Protectionp. 111
Competitor Intelligence Gatheringp. 120
Conflict of Interestp. 122
The Conflict of an Insurance Brokerp. 133
Procter & Gamble Goes Dumpster Divingp. 134
Privacyp. 137
Psychological Testing at Dayton Hudsonp. 137
Introductionp. 138
Challenges to Privacyp. 139
The Meaning and Value of Privacyp. 143
The Privacy of Employee Recordsp. 149
Privacy on the Internetp. 154
Information Handling at ChoicePointp. 160
Plugging Leaks at H.P.p. 162
Discrimination and Affirmative Actionp. 167
Race Discrimination at Texacop. 167
Introductionp. 169
What is Discrimination?p. 169
Sexual Harassmentp. 174
Arguments Against Discriminationp. 178
Avoiding Discrimination and Harassmentp. 180
Affirmative Actionp. 185
Jacksonville Shipyardsp. 197
Sex Discrimination at Wal-Martp. 198
Employment Rightsp. 204
The Firing of Robert Greeleyp. 204
Introductionp. 205
Unjust Dismissalp. 205
Expression and Participationp. 217
Just Compensationp. 224
Worker Participation at Saturnp. 233
Health Benefits at Wal-Martp. 236
Occupational Health and Safetyp. 242
When Is an Accident a Crime?p. 242
Introductionp. 243
The Scope of the Problemp. 244
Whirlpool Corporationp. 252
The Right to Know About and Refuse Hazardous Workp. 253
Johnson Controls, Inc.p. 259
The Problem of Reproductive Hazardsp. 260
Genetic Testing at Burlington Northernp. 266
Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safetyp. 270
Selling Hopep. 270
Introductionp. 272
Marketingp. 273
Advertisingp. 282
Product Safetyp. 294
Volvo's "Bear Foot" Misstepp. 305
The Ford-Firestone Brawlp. 305
Ethics in Financep. 312
Merrill Lynch and the Nigerian Barge Dealp. 312
Introductionp. 313
Financial Servicesp. 314
Financial Marketsp. 318
Insider Tradingp. 323
Hostile Takeoversp. 327
Strong Capital Management Mutual Fundsp. 336
Martha Stewart: Inside Trader?p. 338
Oracle's Hostile Bid for PeopleSoftp. 341
Corporate Social Responsibilityp. 347
Competing Visions at Malden Millsp. 347
Introductionp. 349
The Debate Over CSRp. 350
The Business Case for CSRp. 361
Implementing CSRp. 366
Starbucks and Fair Trade Coffeep. 370
Timberland and Community Servicep. 373
Corporate Governance and Accountabilityp. 378
Shareholder Rights at Cracker Barrelp. 378
Introductionp. 380
Corporate Governancep. 380
Bath Iron Worksp. 391
Corporate Ethicsp. 392
Corporate Accountabilityp. 400
Sears Auto Centersp. 408
Fraud at WorldComp. 410
International Business Ethicsp. 416
Nike in Southeast Asiap. 416
Introductionp. 417
What to Do in Romep. 418
Wages and Working Conditionsp. 426
Foreign Briberyp. 431
Cultural Differencesp. 436
H. B. Fuller in Hondurasp. 443
Merck and AIDS in South Africap. 445
Google in Chinap. 447
Indexp. 453
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