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Business Ethics Brief Readings on Vital Topics

ISBN-10: 0415997364
ISBN-13: 9780415997362
Edition: 2010
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Description: These readings grew out of the author's monthly column on business ethics in the business section of the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper. Written in an open and engaging style, the book features topics that are timely, each followed by several  More...

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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

These readings grew out of the author's monthly column on business ethics in the business section of the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper. Written in an open and engaging style, the book features topics that are timely, each followed by several thought provoking discussion questions.

Dr. Archie B. Carroll is Robert W. Scherer Chair of Management and Corporate Public Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Management Emeritus in the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia. He is also part-time Director of the Nonprofit Management and Community Service Program in the Terry College. Dr. Carroll received his three academic degrees from The Florida State University in Tallahassee. He has published numerous books, chapters, articles, and encyclopedia entries. His research has appeared in the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW, and many others. He has served on the editorial review boards of BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, and the JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. Professionally, he is former division chair of the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the Academy of Management, a founding board member of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS), and past president of the Society for Business Ethics. He was elected Fellow of the Southern Management Association (1995) and Fellow of the Academy of Management (2005). Dr. Carroll has also been recognized with the Sumner Marcus Award (1992) for Distinguished Service by the SIM Division of the Academy of Management; Distinguished Research Award (1993) by Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, for his work in corporate social performance and business ethics; and Distinguished Service Award (2003) by the Terry College of Business. He was named Professor Emeritus (2005) and in 2008 he received the Outstanding Ph.D. Award from the College of Business, Florida State University.

 Allen C. Amason  is Department Head & Associate Professor in the Department of Management at The University of Georgia. 

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Thinking About Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship
Business Ethics Teaching and Learning
Business Ethics can be Learned in a Classroom
Cheating on the Rise in College Students' Work
Scandal Shows Lack of Ethics
Business Schools Need Stronger Emphasis on Ethics
Business Purpose
Profits are a Definite Business Need, but not Purpose
More to it than Simply Making Money
Corporate Ethics Help Reap Dividends
Responsibility, Profitability go Hand in Hand
Company Reputation is a Key Factor in Reaching Objectives
Greed and Cheating
Greed Plays its Hand in Real Life
Greed is the Top Suspect for Recent Slide in Ethics
Greed Drives the Subprime Loan Market
Wall Street Shows Greed isn't Good
Do we Live in a Cheating Culture?
Questionable Ethics Abound in Wall Street Crisis
Trends in Business Ethics in Recent Years
Survey Shows Hope for Ethics in Business
Repentance, Reform-Next Steps in 2003
Executives Should Consider these New Year's Resolutions
Survey Says Not Many Think Highly of Executives' Ethics
Ethics Trends in 2007 May Get Worse in 2008
Troubling Currents Lead to the Perfect Financial Storm
Two Scandals and the Decade isn't Over Yet
Compliance, Companies, and Corporate Governance
Compliance Issues
Lawyers, Not Law Rules This Nation
Are America's Lawyers on a Feeding Frenzy?
Is Compliance with Federal Laws Killing Ethics in Business?
Companies
Who's to Blame for Enron's Fall from Grace?
Trial of Ex-Enron Execs Reveals an Ethical Tsunami
Prosecutions of Top Execs has an Upside
Merck's Record Reflects Two Different Faces
HealthSouth Gives the South an Ethics Scandal of its Own
Is Wal-Mart a Microcosm of America's Future?
Pepsi Takes Moral High Road in Trade Secret Case
Accounting Firms Are Expected to be Ethical
Constant News has a Downside
Corporate Governance
Slack Corporate Governance Costs us All
Compensation for Execs Often Seen as a Scam
Shareholder Activism Blossoms in the Spring
Ethical Leadership-the Heart of Moral Direction
Ethics in Leadership
Ethical Leaders Vital in New Millennium
From Moral Management to Moral Leadership
True Leadership Bears Four Main Responsibilities
Integrity is Foundation of Leadership
Ethical Leadership has Four Realms
Character Counts when it Comes to Business Success
Spilzer's Character Undermines Ethics
Finding 'Sweet Spot' of Leadership in Working World
Servant Leadership
Greenleaf Brought Origins of Servant Leadership
What Are the Core Characteristics of Servant Leadership?
Ethics Issues and Guidelines for Decision Making
Ethics Issues in Decision Making
Questioning if it Pays to Be Ethical
Have You Yet to Discover your Moral Compas Spinning?
Challenge Isn't Knowing, But Doing Right Thing
Knowing and Motivating Ethics in Business
Do Executives Display Same Ethics on Golf Course as they Do at Work?
Speeding Metaphor a Tool for Teaching Good Business Ethics
Ethics Guidelines and Policies
Iron Law May Guide Practices
The 'Big Three' Moral Guides for Businesses
Concepts of Fairness Often Influence Business Ethics
In Business, Golden Rule the Bestseller
Business Must Polish Golden Rule
No Doubt Honesty Remains Best Policy in Business
Bill George Offers Guide for Ethics
The Truth Always Comes Out
Drucker's Management Principles Still Crucial
Ten Social Sins that can Affect Business Contacts
Spirituality and Business Ethics
Spirituality in the Workplace
Making Connection Between God and the Workplace
Secular Side of Spirituality and the Bottom Line
The Forgiveness Factor's Role in Workplace
Forgiveness is a Process that can Enhance Operations
Commandments Form Root of Business Ethics
One Rule Can Best Guide Practices
Ethics, Organizations, and Management
Field of Management Ethics Opened by Watergate Scandal
Pressure May Force Ethical Hand
The Signs of Ethical Breakdown in Organizations
The Four Vital E-Words of Organizations Today
Trust is the Key when Rating Great Workplaces
Ethics Programs go Beyond Compliance Strategy
Crisis Management is an Urgent Topic Again
Honesty's Star is Rising in Job Recruiting
Secretaries Face Ethical Issues at Work as Well
How May Secretaries Respond to Ethical Pressures they Face?
Stakeholders, Environment, and Sustainability
Stakeholder Approach
The Stakeholder Approach to Business Ethics
Environment and Sustainability
Green Business can Enhance Profits, Ethics
Environmental Initiatives Becoming Mainstream
Sustainability is more than a Buzzword
Employee Stakeholders
Workplace Fraud is a Huge Daily Problem
Workplace Violence Number Two Cause of Death at Work
Pay Attention to Warning Signs of Workplace Violence
Balance Needed in Weighing Surveillance, Privacy
Day Laborers Have Worked their Way into National Issue
Considering the Ethics of Illegal Immigration
Holidays a Prime Time for Stealing
Ethics Seen Differently by Women
Whistleblower Details Exposure of Fraud
Cell Phones Becoming an Ethics Issue
Consumer Stakeholders
Customers Should Expect Reasonable Business Ethics
Satisfied Customers Should Top Company Priorities
Attention to Service may Help Avoid 'Waiting-in-Line' Rage
Drug Ads Should be Restricted
Lessons from ChoicePoint's Breach in Security
Credit Card Companies Thrive on Consumers' Carelessness
Consumers Own Worst Enemy with Credit Cards
Credit Card Companies Using Questionable Marketing
Rebates have Crossed the Line into Scam Territory
Global Topics in Business Ethics
Answering Question of What's Behind Anxiety Over Globalization
Global Capitalism's Impact Inspires Opposing Views
Sweatshop Issue Won't Fade Away
Self-regulation Best Way for Companies to Better Sweatshops
Business Ethics take Italian Turn
Studying in Italy Provides Lessons in Ethics
Classic Case of Corporate Responsibility Still Unresolved at Bhopal
American Business Must Consider the 'China Factor'
Globalization has Changed Social Contracts
Acknowledgments to the Athens Banner Herald
Index

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