Introduction to Business Ethics

ISBN-10: 0073535818
ISBN-13: 9780073535814
Edition: 4th 2011
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Book details

List price: $89.33
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Since its inception An Introduction to Business Ethics, by Joseph Desjardins has been a cutting-edge resource for the business ethics course. DesJardin's unique approach encompasses all that an introductory business ethics course is, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers critical analysis and integrates the perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy.

Preface
Why Study Ethics?
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Bernard Madoff's Ponzi Scheme
Discussion Questions
Why Study Business Ethics?
Values and Ethics: Doing Good and Doing Well
The Nature and Goals of Business Ethics
Business Ethics and the Law
Ethics and Ethos
Morality, Virtues, and Social Ethics
Ethical Perspectives: Managers and Other Stakeholders
A Model for Ethical Decision Making
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Ethical Theory and Business
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: AIG Bonuses and Executive Salary Caps
Discussion Questions
Introduction
Ethical Relativism and Reasoning in Ethics
Modern Ethical Theory: Utilitarian Ethics
Challenges to Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism and Business Policy
Deontological Ethics
Virtue Ethics
Summary and Review
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Corporate Social Responsibility
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Walmart: Socially Responsible and Green?
Discussion Questions
Introduction
The Economic Model of Corporate Social Responsibility
Critical Assessment of the Economic Model: The Utilitarian Defense
Critical Assessment of the Economic Model: The Private Property Defense
The Philanthropic Model of Corporate Social Responsibility
Modified Version of the Economic Model: The Moral Minimum
The Stakeholder Model of Corporate Social Responsibility
Strategic Model of Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainability
Summary and Review
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Corporate Culture, Governance, and Ethical Leadership
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Is Steve Jobs Health a Private Matter?
Discussion Questions
Introduction
What is Corporate Culture?
Culture and Ethics
Ethical Leadership and Corporate Culture
Effective Leadership and Ethical Leadership
Building a Values-Based Corporate Culture
Mandating and Enforcing Ethical Culture: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
The Meaning and Value of Work
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs
Discussion Questions
Introduction
The Meanings of Work
The Value of Work
Conventional Views of Work
The Human Fulfillment Model
The Liberal Model of Work
Business's Responsibility for Meaningful Work
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Moral Rights in the Workplace
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Electronic Privacy at Work
Discussion Questions
Introduction: Employee Rights
The Right to Work
Employment at Will
Due Process in the Workplace
Participation Rights
Employee Health and Safety
Privacy in the Workplace
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Employee Responsibilities
Learning Objectives
Discussin Case: Conflicts of Interests in Subprime Mortgages and at Enron
Discussion Questions
Introduction
The Narrow View of Employee Responsibilities: Employees as Agents
Professinal Ethics and the Gatekeeper Function
Managerial Responsibility and Conflicts of Interests
Trust and Loyalty in the Workplace
Responsibilities to Third Parties: Honesty, Whistle-blowing, and Insider Trading
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Marketing Ethics: Product Safety and Pricing
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Life Cycle Responsibility for Products
Discussion Questions
Introduction: Marketing and Ethics
Ethical Issues in Marketing: An Overview
Ethical Responsibility for Products: From Caveat Emptor to Negligence
Strict Product Liability
Ethics and Pricing
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Marketing Ethics: Advertising and Target Marketing
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Predatory Lending: Subprime Mortgages and Credit Cards
Discussion Questions
Introduction: Ethics of Sales, Advertising, and Product Placement
Regulating Deceptive and Unfair Sales and Advertising
Marketing Ethics and Consumer Autonomy
Targeting the Vulnerable: Marketing and Sales
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Business's Environmental Responsibilities
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Sustainable Business
Discussion Questions
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment
Business's Responsibility as Environmental Regulation
Business Ethics and Sustainable Economics
Business Ethics in the Age of Sustainable Development
The �Business Case� for Sustainability
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Diversity and Discrimination
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Reverse Discrimination?
Discussion Questions
Introduction: Diversity and Equality
Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action
Preferential Treatment in Employment
Arguments Against Preferential Hiring
Arguments in Support of Preferential Hiring
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
International Business and Globalization
Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Google and Doing Business in China
Discussion Questions
Introduction
Ethical Relativism and Cross-Cultural Values
Cross-Cultural Values and International Rights
Globalization and International Business
Globalization and the Poor
�Race to the Bottom�
Democracy, Cultural Integrity, and Human Rights
Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
Chapter Review Questions
Photo Credits
Index

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