Ethics and Business An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521682452
ISBN-13: 9780521682459
Edition: 2007
Authors: Kevin Gibson
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.364

In this lively and accessible book, Kevin Gibson explores the relationship between ethics and the world of business, and how we can serve the interests of both. He builds a philosophical groundwork that can be applied to a wide range of issues in ethics and business, and shows readers how to assess dilemmas critically and work to resolve them on a principled basis. Using case studies drawn from around the world, he examines topics including stakeholder responsibilities, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and women and business. Because business can no longer be isolated from its effects on communities and the environment, these concerns are brought to the forefront. The book also captures the dynamic nature of business ethics in the era of globalization where jobs can be outsourced, products are made of components from scores of countries and sweatshops often provide the cheap goods the public demands.

Kevin Gibson is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics Studies at Marquette University.

Preface
An overview of business ethics
Insights from ethical theory
The capitalist system and its ethical implications
Feminism
Responsibility
Rights
Autonomy
Beneficence
The environment
Epilogue

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