Business Ethics: Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach / Edition 4

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This text examines the role of ethics in the business world and the ethical dilemmas encountered by managers. Ethical decisions do not take place in a vacuum, and many people, faced with their own interests and standards, are involved in business encounters every day. "Stakeholder and Issues Management" is this text's unique approach to teaching business ethics. It pays special attention to the relationships among the many and varied stakeholders that have roles in business situations, including both the market and non-market entities that affect a business. Ethical issues must be addressed by individuals, groups, corporations, and even nations in very different ways, and the consequences differ with each person or group involved. This text gives students practical tools to handle moral dilemmas in the workplace and the world. Topics include risk management, preferential hiring, corporate legitimacy, and moral accountability.
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I feel that one of the strong points of this book is the discussion focusing on current topics such as the terrorist attacks (9/11), Iraq war, etc. The book is easy to read and follow. It is not burdened with excessively difficult technical terms and jargons. Several current examples of business situations and short ethics vignettes make it interesting to stimulate classroom discussion amongst the students.

Weiss combines philosophy and real world examples and stories to provide students with a concise, yet complete overview of business ethics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324223804
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/21/2005
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Joseph W. Weiss is Professor of Management at Bentley College, where he teaches and researches in the areas of business ethics, leadership, technology management, and organizational change management. He is a Fulbright Program Specialist and national peer reviewer for business applicants, past chair of the Academy of Management Consulting Division, and current co-chair of the HICSS (Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences) IT/Project Management track. He has studied and worked in the Middle East (the American University of Beirut) and has written five books, including BUSINESS ETHICS, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR & CHANGE, and FIVE-PHAS PROJECT MANAGEMENT. He has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, as well as the Innovative Teaching Award at Bentley College. He is a fellow with ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies), which awarded him a grant to introduce spirituality into the management curriculum at Bentley. He is a leadership consultant with two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 firms, government agencies, and startup companies.
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Table of Contents


1. Business Ethics, the Changing Environment, and Stakeholder Management. Case 1-A. Enron. Case 1-B. Microsoft. 2. Stakeholder and Issues Management Approaches. Case 2-A. Tylenol. Case 2-B. Adelphia. Case 2-C. WorldCom. Case 2-D. Arthur Andersen. 3. Ethical Principles, Quick Tests, and Decision-Making Guidelines. Case 3-A. Sam Waksal and Imclone. Case 3-B. Aaron Feuerstein and Malden Mills. Case 3-C. Ford Pinto Crisis. 4. The Corporation and External Stakeholders: Managing Moral Responsibility in the Marketplace. Case 5-A. Global Most Admired Companies (Fortune.com). Case 5-B. High-Tech PR Firm. 5. The Corporation and Internal Stakeholders: Value-Based Moral Dimensions of Leadership, Strategy, Structure, Culture, and Self-Regulation. Case 4-A. Nike. Case 4-B. Napster. Case 4-C. Dow Corning. Case 4-D. Gun Control. 6. Employee Stakeholders and the Corporation. Case 6-A. Sharon Watkins - Enron Whistle-Blower. 7. The Global Environment, Stakeholder Management, and Multinational Corporations. Case 7-A. Wal-Mart. 8. Business Ethics in the Twenty-First Century.
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