This systematic, integrated investigation of the field of business ethics is presented from an informed philosophical point of view. It argues that ethics is the glue as well as the oil that makes business possible, addressing the full gamut of issues: from such macro considerations as the moral justification of economic systems to such micro issues as proper computer use by employees.
Table of Content
Chapter 1: Ethics and Business
Chapter 2: Conventional Morality and Ethical
Chapter 3: Utility and Utilitarianism
Chapter 4: Moral Duty, Rights, and Justice
Chapter 5: Virtue Ethics and Moral Reasoning
Chapter 6: Moral Responsibility: Individual and Corporate
Chapter 7: Justice and Economic Systems 114
Chapter 8: American Capitalism: Moral or Immoral? 134
Chapter 9: The International Business System, Globalization, and
Chapter 10: Corporations, Morality, and Corporate Social Responsibility 185
Chapter 11: Corporate Governance, Disclosure, and Executive
Chapter 12: Finance, Accounting, and Investing 239
Chapter 13: Safety, Risk, and Environmental Protection 270
Chapter 14: Whistle-Blowing 298
Chapter 15: Marketing, Truth, and Advertising 319
Chapter 16: Workers' Rights: Employment, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action 348
Chapter 17: Workers' Rights and Duties Within a Firm
Chapter 18: Workers' Rights and International Business
Chapter 19: The Information Age: Property and New Technologies
Chapter 20: Information, Computers, the Internet, and Business
Chapter 21: The New Moral Imperative for Business
Chapter 22: Global Issues and International Obligations
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•Comprehensive, systematic coverage—Provides a wide range of issues in all areas of business, including marketing, finance, management, strategic planning, computer systems, and more. ?Provides students with the tools they'll need to approach moral issues intelligently.
?Provides instructors with a flexible text, as they can emphasize the topics they choose.
•Moral reasoning in business, moral issues within the corporation, and ethics and international issues. ?Enables students to apply the standard ethical approaches in analyzing issues, problems, and cases.
•Case studies—Open each chapter; these look at the ethical problems involved in an actual business situation. ?Gives students a real-life perspective.
•A global perspective. ?Enables students to learn much from ethical practices in industrialized nations.
•Solid pedagogy—Includes examples and study questions at the end of each chapter. ?Enhances students' learning experience.