Business Ethics: People, Profits and the Planet / Edition 1

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Business Ethics offers a structured set of readings

with a clear conceptual progression; classic and current topics; and issues that matter to students. But that’s not all: The instructor's resource CD-ROM contains lesson plans, and discussion, essay and multi-choice questions for every reading. A dedicated web site, designed by Dr. Gibson, also allows students access to further research and exploration into their own interests. The cases — linked directly to the readings — are deliberately short and provocative, challenging students to take and defend their own ethical analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072998726
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Gibson is Associate Professor of Management and Philosophy at Marquette University and the Director of the its Center for Ethics Studies. He is a five-time winner of the Excellence in Executive Education Award from the

Marquette Business School.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The market system and its critics 9
Elements of the market system 13
The invisible hand 25
What is capitalism? 27
An egalitarian theory of justice 33
Socialist democracy 39
The right to eat and the duty to work 43
How do managers think about market economies and morality? 52
Ch. 2 The theoretical backdrop of business ethics 61
Thinking ethically : a framework for moral decision making 64
Judging the morality of business practices : the influence of personal moral philosophies 67
Utilitarianism 76
The ethics of duty 83
Ethics as virtues 87
A role for virtue ethics in the analysis of business practice 91
The seven habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic 97
Making sense of human rights 100
The idea of a female ethic 109
Feminist morality and competitive reality : a role for an ethic of care? 117
How good a person do I have to be? 133
Ethics without the sermon 137
Ch. 3 Leadership, values, and the force of the institution 146
Managerial ethical leadership : examples do matter 148
Ethical leadership and the psychology of decision making 158
Linking groupthink to unethical behavior in organizations 172
Moral mazes : bureaucracy and managerial work 184
Adapting Kohlberg to enhance the assessment of managers' moral reasoning 193
Ch. 4 The moral place of corporations 203
The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits 206
A stakeholder theory of the modern corporation : Kantian capitalism 211
Ch. 5 Role morality and personal responsibility 225
Collective responsibility 228
The moral responsibility of corporate executives for disasters 236
Workers as agents and corporate responsibility 243
Contrasting role morality and professional morality 250
My view on the Pinto affair 260
Ch. 6 Conflicts between individual and corporate morality 262
Changing unethical organizational behavior 264
Some paradoxes of whistleblowing 276
Persons of the year : 2002 287
Just pucker and blow? : an analysis of corporate whistleblowers, the duty of care, the duty of loyalty, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 290
Ch. 7 Encouraging morality in business 304
Creating ethical corporate structures 306
What can we learn from the U.S. federal sentencing guidelines for organizational ethics? 313
Breach of trust : leadership in a market economy 325
Ch. 8 Employee issues 335
Work and family : should parents feel guilty? 338
Rights in the workplace : a Nozickian argument 349
Discrimination, harassment, and the glass ceiling : women executives as change agents 353
Workplace discrimination, good cause, and color blindness 367
Diversity dilemmas at work 378
Drug testing and the right to privacy : arguing the ethics of workplace drug testing 392
Ch. 9 Business and consumers 403
Risk analysis and the value of life 407
Paternalism in the marketplace : should a salesman be his buyer's keeper 412
Barbie banished from the small screen : the proposed European ban on children's television advertising 415
The doctrine of double effect, deadly drugs, and business ethics 424
Consumer protection - or overprotection? 431
Business on trial : the civil jury and corporate responsibility 434
Ch. 10 Business and the community 443
Corporate social responsibility in the 21st century : a view from the world's most successful firms 445
The ethics of corporate social responsibility and philanthropic ventures 453
Toledo : failing to deliver 463
Ch. 11 Business from other perspectives 469
What can eastern philosophy teach us about business ethics? 471
Business ethics in Islamic context 480
Guiding principles of Jewish business ethics 484
Ch. 12 Doing business abroad 492
The price of international business morality : twenty years under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 495
Values in tension : ethics away from home 503
Ethical dilemmas for multinational enterprise : a philosophical overview 513
The moral responsibility of multinational corporations to be socially responsible 518
Ch. 13 The ethics of globalization 524
The Lexus and the olive tree 527
Labor standards in the global economy : issues for investors 535
One world : one economy 546
Ch. 14 Business and the environment 561
People or penguins : the case for optimal pollution 566
Cannibals with forks : the triple bottom line of 21st century business 571
At the monument to General Meade, or on the difference between beliefs and benefits 583
Sacrifice to slaughter 595
Defending the use of animals by business : animal liberation and environmental ethics 599
Shades of green : business, ethics, and the environment 607
Cases 619
The Bhopal disaster 620
Dow Corning and breast implants 621
DuPont and Benlate 622
Enron - from pipelines to pipedreams 624
The Exxon Valdez 627
The Ford Explorer and Firestone tires 629
The Ford Pinto 630
Genetically modified foods 632
HealthSouth 634
The herald of free enterprise 636
H. B. Fuller and substance abuse in Latin America 637
Hooters restaurant 639
Johnson & Johnson and the Tylenol poisonings 640
Johnson controls 642
Love Canal 644
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