Understanding Business Ethics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This text is a vehicle for classroom discussion on recent, ethical business cases; and how students can handle future ones in their careers. Topics include the theoretical background of ethics, ethical decision making, relationships between businesses and stakeholders, ethical issues relating to the firms interaction with the natural environment, health care, and ethical issues related to information technology, strategic planning, and corporate culture. To help business professionals and business school students consider the positive consequences of ethical behavior, and the negative consequences of unethical behavior.

Table of Contents

The Foundation of Ethical Thought
Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Governance and Corporate Compliance
Ethics and the Environment
Health Care Ethics
Ethics and Information Technology
Strategic Planning and Corporate Culture
Ethics and Financial Reporting
Establishing a Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines
Evaluating Corporate Ethics
Adelphia: What's Wrong With This Picture?
Ahold: Is That The Dutch Translation of Enron?
Blue Bayou
Boeing: How Low Can They Fly?
Bre-X: All That Glitters Isn't Gold
Conrad Black and Hollinger International: All the News That's Fit to Sell
Enron: Were They The Crookedest Guys in the Room?
Google: Don't Do Evil Unless...
HealthSouth: The Rise and Fall of the Scrushy Empire
Herman Miller: Eddie Get Off That Chair
Interface: More Than Just a Carpet Company
Livedoor: Ethical Issues in Japan
Lucent Technologies: What Does FCPA Mean Again?
Martha Stewart and ImClone: What Color Goes with Prison Gray?
McWane: A Dangerous Business
Merck's Vioxx: How Would You Interpret the Data?
Music Industry: Ethical Issues In a Digital Age
Parmalat: Can You Sue Over Spilled Milk?
Perfect Payday: How Apple Computer And Others Have Learned to Love Stock Options
Tyco: I'm Sure That It's A Really Nice Shower Curtain
Volkswagen: Herbie Takes Investors for a Ride
Wal-Mart: But We Do Give Them A 10% Employee Discount
WorldCom: Can You Hear The Lawsuits Now?
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