American Business Values / Edition 3

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In this 6th edition of American Business Values, the author examines the ethics and values of American business. Gerald F. Cavanagh helps the reader to: know one's personal goals, values and character, and how one can affect their development; improve one's ability to make ethical judgments and to act ethically in and outside the firm; understand the strengths and limitations of the free market, capitalist system; recognize how American values influence people around the world and how American values are affected by other peoples; and grasp how one's character and integrity affect self, firm, family and society.
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Building on its discussion of the practical applications of ethics to business in America, this edition (last, 1990) places increased emphasis on global business. New chapters include treatment of the ethics of caring; moral development and virtue; and the inequality of compensation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

Gerald Cavanagh is the Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Management at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the author of 40 research articles and five books. Jerry Cavanagh held the Gasson Chair at Boston College, the Dirksen Chair of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University, and was Academic Vice President and Provost and Interim Dean at the College of Business Administration the University of Detroit Mercy. Cavanagh holds a B.S. in engineering (Case) and graduate degrees in philosophy and education (St. Louis U.), theology (Loyola, Chicago), a doctorate in management (Michigan State), and is a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He chaired the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management, and the All-Academy of Management Task Force on Ethics and he has served on the board of trustees of Fordham, Santa Clara, Xavier, Holy Cross, Loyola University of New Orleans and the University of Detroit. He enjoys backpacking and the National Parks.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Free Markets Need Ethical Norms 1

Ch. 2 Moral Maturity 40

Ch. 3 Ethics in Business 81

Ch. 4 History of Business Values 120

Ch. 5 Factories, Immigrants, and Wealth 154

Ch. 6 Critics of Capitalism 183

Ch. 7 Personal Values and the Firm 216

Ch. 8 Leaders, Trust, and Watchdogs 257

Ch. 9 Globalization's Impact on American Values 297

Ch. 10 Future Business Values and Sustainability 331

Index 360

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