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Business Ethics And Common Sense

Business Ethics And Common Sense

by Robert Mcgee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0899307280

ISBN-13: 9780899307282

Pub. Date: 10/23/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Many business ethics books take a basically collectivist approach to the subject. They speak in terms of collective rights and interests, the public interest, social justice, the greatest good for the greatest number, and so forth. If individualism is mentioned at all, it is mentioned disparagingly. This book takes a different approach. While some of the

Overview

Many business ethics books take a basically collectivist approach to the subject. They speak in terms of collective rights and interests, the public interest, social justice, the greatest good for the greatest number, and so forth. If individualism is mentioned at all, it is mentioned disparagingly. This book takes a different approach. While some of the contributors to this volume take the more popular, collectivist approach, many of them do not. Thus, this book offers a more balanced presentation of business ethics than that found in most books on the subject.

The book is divided into four parts. The contributors to Part I offer an enlightening look at the philosophical foundations of business ethics via discussions on the teaching of business ethics, on the relationship between capitalism and morality, on the philosophical concepts of selfishness, exploitation, and the profit motive, as well as a unique chapter where business ethics issues are looked at against the foil of the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Part II addresses business ethics issues that involve the relationship of the corporation to outsiders. Among the topics discussed are the concept of corporate duty and social responsibility, environmental issues, and business ethics applied to so-called anti-competitive practices. Part III discusses some issues regarding the responsibility of the corporation to insiders, and Part IV covers some of the ethical responsibilities of employees and the corporation. A major contribution to the field of business ethics, this edited work is recommended for scholars, practitioners, and the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899307282
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/23/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics

Teaching Business Ethics in an Environment of Mistrust by Tibor Machan

Selfishness, Exploitation, and the Profit Motive by Antony Flew

Capitalism and Morality: The Role of Practical Reason by Douglas B. Rasmussen

Business: Myth and Morality by James E. Chesher

Ayn Rand's Objectivist Ethics as the Foundation of Business Ethics by Jerry Kirkpatrick

What Is the Public Interest? by Roger Koppl

Relationships Between the Corporation and Outsiders

Are Anticompetitive Practices Unethical? by D. T. Armentano

To Whom Does the Corporation Owe a Duty? by George C. S. Benson

Corporate Social Responsibility by Douglas J. Den Uyl

Business Environmental Ethics by Robert E. Gordon, Jr.

Responsibilities of the Corporation to Insiders

Ethical Issues in Acquisitions and Mergers by Robert W. McGee

Ethics and Affirmative Action: A Managerial Approach by Rosalyn W. Berne and R. Edward Freeman

Ethical Behavior in Labor Relations by Bevars D. Mabry

Insider Trading by Robert W. McGee and Walter E. Block

Responsibilities of Employees and the Corporation

Conflicts of Interest by George C.S. Benson

Ethical Dilemmas of Management Accountants by William K. Grollman and Joan L. Van Hise

The Ethics of Computer Activities by Riva Wenig Bickel

Codes of Ethics by Leo Ryan

Index

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