Business Ethics Decision-Making for Personal Integrity and Social Responsibility

ISBN-10: 0073136867
ISBN-13: 9780073136868
Edition: 2008
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Description: Hartman/DesJardins Buseinss Ethics is designed to prepare the student to apply an ethical decision-making model, not only in this ethics course but throughout her or his business discipline. This model teaches students ethical skills, vocabulary,  More...

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List price: $107.33
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Publication date: 3/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Hartman/DesJardins Buseinss Ethics is designed to prepare the student to apply an ethical decision-making model, not only in this ethics course but throughout her or his business discipline. This model teaches students ethical skills, vocabulary, and tools to apply in everyday business decisions and throughout their business courses. The authors speak in a sophisticated yet accessible manner while teaching the fundamentals of business ethics. Hartman's professional background in law and her teaching experience in business curriculum, combined with DesJardins' background in philosophy results in a broad language, ideal for this approach and market. The authors' goal is to engage the student by focusing on cases and business scenarios that students already find interesting. Students are then asked to look at the issues from an ethical perspective.

Laura P. Hartman was formerly an Assistant Professor of Business Law at DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business where she received the university's excellence in teaching Award. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. She then held the Grainger Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wisconsin --- Madison. She is currently a Vice President at DePaul University.ity.ity.

About the Authors
Preface
Ethics and Business
Introduction: Making the Case for Business Ethics
Business Ethics as Ethical Decision Making
Business Ethics as Personal Integrity and Social Responsibility
Ethics and the Law
Ethics as Practical Reason
Readings
Value Shift
An Ethical Hero or a Failed Businessman? The Malden Mills Case Revisited
Do You Need an Ethics Officer?
Ethical Decision Making: Personal and Professional Contexts
Introduction
A Decision-Making Process for Ethics
When Ethical Decision Making Goes Wrong: Why Do "Good" People Engage in "Bad" Acts?
Ethical Decision Making in Managerial Roles
Readings
Abandoning the "Just School" Myth
The Parable of the Sadhu
When Good People Do Bad Things at Work
Philosophical Ethics and Business
Introduction: Ethical Theories and Traditions
Utilitarianism: Making Decisions Based on Ethical Consequences
Problems of Utilitarian Ethics
Deontology: Making Decisions Based on Ethical Principles
Sources of Rules
Moral Rights and Duties
Distinguishing between Moral Rights and Legal Rights
Social Justice: Rawlsian Justice as Fairness
Virtue Ethics: Making Decisions Based on Integrity and Character
A Decision-Making Model for Business Ethics Revisited
Readings
The Justification of Human Rights
Do CEOs Get Paid Too Much?
Caux Principles for Business
The Corporate Culture-Impact and Implications
What Is Corporate Culture?
Culture and Ethics
Compliance and Value-Based Cultures
Ethical Leadership and Corporate Culture
Effective Leadership and Ethical Leadership
Building a Values-Based Corporate Culture
Mission Statements, Codes of Conduct, and Statements of Values
Ethics Hotlines, Ombudsmen, and Integrating Ethical Culture
Assessing and Monitoring the Corporate Culture: Audits
Mandating and Enforcing Culture: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Readings
Good Business Sometimes Means the Customer Doesn't Come First
Assessment and Plan for Organizational Culture Change at NASA
Inside Arthur Andersen
Corporate Social Responsibility
Introduction
Is There a Social Responsibility of Business? If So, What Is Its Orgin
Is There a Social Responsibility of Business? If So, Responsibility to Whom?
Is There a Social Responsibility of Business? If So, What Is the Extent of the Responsibility?
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Exploring Enlightened Self-Interest: Motivation for CSR
Does the "Enlightened Self-Interest" Model Work? Does "Good Ethics" Mean "Good Business"?
Readings
Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business: A Reason Debate Featuring Milton Friedman, Whole Foods' John Mackey, and Cypress Semiconductor's T. J. Rodgers
Why Should Corporate Responsibility Be Altruistic?
Does It Pay to Be Good?
Ethical Decision Making: Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights
Introduction
Ethical Issues in the Workplace: The Current Environment
Defining the Parameters of the Employment Relationship
Due Process and Just Cause
Downsizing
Health and Safety
Global Applications: The Global Workforce and Global Challenges
The Case of Child Labor
Rights and Responsibilities in Conflict: Discrimination, Diversity, and Affirmative Action
Discrimination
Diversity
Affirmative Action
Readings
Worker Rights and Low Wage Industrialization: How to Avoid Sweatshops
Women in the Workplace: Freedom of Choice or Freedom from Choice?
Employment-at-Will, Employee Rights, and Future Directions for Employment
Ethical Decision Making: Technology and Privacy in the Workplace
Introduction
The Right to Privacy
Defining Privacy
Ethical Sources of a Right to Privacy
Legal Sources of a Right to Privacy
Linking the Value of Privacy to the Ethical Implications of Technology
Information and Privacy
Managing Employees through Monitoring
Business Reasons to Limit Monitoring
Balancing Interests
Monitoring Employees through Drug Testing
Other Forms of Monitoring
Regulation of Off-Work Acts
Privacy Rights since September 11. 2001
Readings
The New Economy: Ethical Issues
Gene Machine: Keep Your Hands off Our Genes
Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy: Arguing the Ethics of Workplace Drug Testing
Alternative Explanations for Drug Testing-Blaming the Individual
Ethics and Marketing
Introduction
Ethical Issues in Marketing: A Framework
Responsibility for Products: Safety and Liability
Contractual Standards for Product Safety
Tort Standards for Product Safety
Strict Product Liability
Ethical Debates on Product Liability
Responsibility for Products: Advertising and Sales
Ethical Issues in Advertising
Marketing Ethics and Consumer Autonomy
Marketing to Vulnerable Populations
Supply Chain Responsibility
Readings
An Interview with Alex Molnar
Sony Online Entertainment: EverQuest or EverCrack? Oxford-Style Debate Presented at Tenth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics
Everquest: A Rejoinder to Hartman and Pava
Wrestling with Ethics: Is Marketing Ethics an Oxymoron?
Business, the Environment, and Sustainability
Introduction
Business Ethics and Environmental Values
Business's Environmental Responsibility: The Market Approach
Business's Environmental Responsibility: The Regulatory Approach
Business's Environmental Responsibilities: The Sustainability Approach
Business Opportunities in a Sustainable Economy
Principles for a Sustainable Business
Readings
Morality, Money, and Motor Cars
The Next Industrial Revolution
Taking Sustainability Seriously: An Argument for Managerial Responsibility
Ethical Decision Making: Corporate Governance, Accounting, and Finance
Professional Duties and Conflicts of Interest
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
The Internal Control Environment
Going beyond the Law: Being an Ethical Board Member
Legal Duties of Board Members
Beyond the Law, There Is Ethics
Conflicts of Interest in Accounting and the Financial Markets
Executive Compensation
Insider Trading
Readings
Excerpts from "Enron: The Parable"
WorldCom with Worldcom Update
Will the SEC Ever Get Serious about Making Corporate Insiders Pay for Fraud?
Three Women's Moral Courage: Why We Care
Glossary
Index

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