Business Ethics

ISBN-10: 1573929034
ISBN-13: 9781573929035
Edition: 3rd 2001
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 651
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936

Fully updated and revised, this contemporary classic discusses the powerful moral issues facing corporate America: conflicts of interest, payoffs, trade secrets, insider trading, product safety and product liability, hiring, drug testing, sexual harassment, diversity, reverse discrimination, employee productivity monitoring, Internet/computer privacy, worker safety, whistle-blowing, ethical decision-making, ethical accounting and advertising practices, environmental responsibility, down-sizing, and the conduct of multinational corporations. These are just some of the many topics raised in this versatile text. Enhanced by many new case studies, questions for discussion, and valuable bibliographies, "Business Ethics" focuses on the issues that will confront decision-makers well into the new century.

Preface
Introduction
Ethics and Organizations
Business and Social Responsibility
Case Study: Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Ford Pinto
The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits
Milton Friedman Responds
Morality in the Marketplace
Stakeholder Theory
Case Study: EC Technology
A Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation
Why I Am Not A Normative Stakeholder Theorist
Corporate Policy Statements
Morals, Management, and Codes
Case Study: Aero Products
Managing Ethics
Employer Rights
Agents' Duties
Duties of Agent to Principal
Conflict of Interest
Inorganic Chemicals Company's Conflict of Interest Policy
Conflict of Interest
Gifts and Entertainment
Case Study: Corporate Gift Giving
Morality and Gift Giving
Corporate Policy Statements
Trade Secrets and Patents
Case Study: Trade Secrets at Morris Computer
Case Study: Trade Secrets at Atlas Chemical Corp
Trade Secrets, Patents, and Morality
Employee Productivity Monitoring
Case Study: Monitoring Electronic Mail
Electronic Monitoring of Employees: Issues and Guidelines
Downsizing
Case Study: Layoffs at Alexo Plastics
Sign of the Times: Implementing Reductions in Force
Honesty in Communication
Case Study: A Communication Decision at Von Products, Inc
Honesty in Organizational Communication
Employee Rights
Employee Rights
Hiring
Case Study: Hiring Procedures at World Imports, Inc
Hiring Ethics
Reverse Discrimination
Case Study: A Promotion Decision at Ballentyne International
Case Study: Wage Differences at Robert Hall
Reverse Discrimination
In Defense of Reverse Discrimination
Diversity
Case Study: Texaco: The Jelly Bean Diversity Fiasco
Diversity at Work
Sexual Harassment
A Summary of Sexual Harassment
Discharge
Case Study: A Termination at Pacemakers, Inc
Employment at Will
Just Cause
Due Process
Privacy
Case Study: Fantenetti Valve Corporation
Case Study: LANSCAPE
Case Study: Drug Testing at Explo, Inc
The Right to Privacy
Corporate Policy Statements
Worker Safety
Case Study: AIDS on the Grand Motors Assembly Line
The Moral Right to Know in the Workplace
Whistleblowing
Case Study: Whistleblowing at Northern Airlines
Whistleblowing: Loyalty and Dissent in the Corporation
Whistleblowing
Ethics and Finance
Case Study: Insider Trading Scenarios
Finance Ethics
Case Study: Dilemma of an Accountant
Ethics in the Public Accounting Profession
Business and the Consumer
Product Safety
Case Study: Biss v. Tenneco Inc
Case Study: Austin v. Ford Motor Co.
Case Study: Griggs v. BIC Corp.
Case Study: The DES Daughters
Strict Products Liability and Compensatory Justice
Let's Restore Balance to Product Liability Law
Product Safety: Who Should Absorb the Cost?
Advertising
Case Study: FTC v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Case Study: Natural Cereals
The Advertising Code of American Business
Ethics and Advertising
In Defense of Advertising
Case Study: Linking Databases at Clickthrough
The Internet and Consumer Privacy
Selling
Case Study: Roger Hixon: Let the Buyer Beware
A Moral Evaluation of Sales Practices
Business and the Environment
Environmental Responsibility
Case Study: Macklin Mining Company
People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution
Ethics and Ecology
Ecological Ethics
Morality, Money, and Motor Cars
A Road Map for Natural Capitalism
Multinational Corporations
Case Study: H. B. Fuller in Honduras: Street Children and Substance Abuse
Case Study: What Price Safety?
Ethical Complexities Involving Multinational Corporations
Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprise: A Philosophical Overview
Ethics in International Business

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