Business Ethics as Rational Choice

ISBN-10: 0136118674

ISBN-13: 9780136118671

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Hooker

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Business Ethics as Rational Choicefocuses on building decision-making skills so that readers can arrive at, and defend, personal or company decisions in an objective, and convincing, manner. Introduction; Conditions for Rational Choice; Distributive Justice and Autonomy; Initial Case Studies; MBA Student Dilemmas; Business Case Studies; Cross-cultural Ethics For those in business or government who desire a conceptual framework and vocabulary, as well as busy managers looking for a concise presentation of basic theory.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education & Professional Group
Publication date: 8/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
About the Author
Introduction
Why Business Ethics?
Dispelling the Myths
How to Use This Book
Notes
Conditions For Rational Choice
Jennifer's Choice
The Generalization Test
The Basic Argument
Corollaries of the Generalization Test
Why Acts Must Have Reasons
Identifying the Reasons for an Action
Jennifer's Choice
Judging Generalizability
Professional Ethics
Fiduciary Duty to Stockholders
Exercises
The Utilitarian Test
Maximizing Utility
Expected Utility
Jennifer's Choice
Does the End Justify the Means?
Too Much Altruism?
The Role of Self-Interest
Predicting the Consequences
Exercises
Virtue Ethics
Teleological Explanation
Virtues
Integrity
Jennifer's Choice
Exercises
Notes
Distributive Justice and Autonomy
Measuring Utility
Utility Functions
Calibrating Utility Functions
Exercises
Distributive Justice
The Veil of Ignorance
The Difference Principle
Refining the Difference Principle
The Liberty Principle
Exercises
Mathematical Note 1
Mathematical Note 2
Notes
Initial Case Studies
Spying on Unilever
Exercises
A Damaged Car
Exercises
An insurance Broker's Dilemma
Exercises
Product Safety
Exercises
Misleading Numbers
Exercises
Health and Smoking Bans
Exercises
Notes
MBA Student Dilemmas
Being Honest with the Customer
Exercises
Paying for the Salad Bar
Exercises
The Boss's Unauthorized Expenses
Exercises
Accepting Free Tickets
Exercises
Unauthorized Salary Information
Exercises
Sacrificing the Old for the New
Exercise
Interviews after Accepting a Job
Exercises
Notes
Business Case Studies
Nortel and Income Smoothing
Tires and Rollovers
The Bullard Houses
Marketing Prozac and Paxil
Countrywide Financial and Subprime Mortgages
Super Size Me
Conoco's "Green" Oil Strategy
Exercises
Notes
Cross-Cultural Ethics
Cross-Cultural Decisions
Relationships vs. Rules
Cronyism and the Purchasing Agent
Inappropriate Lawsuits
Bribery
Kickbacks in Taiwan
Bribery in India
Nepotism in China
Accounting Fraud in North America
Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa
Side Payments in the Middle East
Gifts to Korean Officials
Dilemma in C�te d'lvoire
Ethics and Human Nature
Notes
Index
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