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

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

by Kevin Gibson
     
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072998726
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The market system and its critics9
Elements of the market system13
The invisible hand25
What is capitalism?27
An egalitarian theory of justice33
Socialist democracy39
The right to eat and the duty to work43
How do managers think about market economies and morality?52
Ch. 2The theoretical backdrop of business ethics61
Thinking ethically : a framework for moral decision making64
Judging the morality of business practices : the influence of personal moral philosophies67
Utilitarianism76
The ethics of duty83
Ethics as virtues87
A role for virtue ethics in the analysis of business practice91
The seven habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic97
Making sense of human rights100
The idea of a female ethic109
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 sermon137
Ch. 3Leadership, values, and the force of the institution146
Managerial ethical leadership : examples do matter148
Ethical leadership and the psychology of decision making158
Linking groupthink to unethical behavior in organizations172
Moral mazes : bureaucracy and managerial work184
Adapting Kohlberg to enhance the assessment of managers' moral reasoning193
Ch. 4The moral place of corporations203
The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits206
A stakeholder theory of the modern corporation : Kantian capitalism211
Ch. 5Role morality and personal responsibility225
Collective responsibility228
The moral responsibility of corporate executives for disasters236
Workers as agents and corporate responsibility243
Contrasting role morality and professional morality250
My view on the Pinto affair260
Ch. 6Conflicts between individual and corporate morality262
Changing unethical organizational behavior264
Some paradoxes of whistleblowing276
Persons of the year : 2002287
Just pucker and blow? : an analysis of corporate whistleblowers, the duty of care, the duty of loyalty, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act290
Ch. 7Encouraging morality in business304
Creating ethical corporate structures306
What can we learn from the U.S. federal sentencing guidelines for organizational ethics?313
Breach of trust : leadership in a market economy325
Ch. 8Employee issues335
Work and family : should parents feel guilty?338
Rights in the workplace : a Nozickian argument349
Discrimination, harassment, and the glass ceiling : women executives as change agents353
Workplace discrimination, good cause, and color blindness367
Diversity dilemmas at work378
Drug testing and the right to privacy : arguing the ethics of workplace drug testing392
Ch. 9Business and consumers403
Risk analysis and the value of life407
Paternalism in the marketplace : should a salesman be his buyer's keeper412
Barbie banished from the small screen : the proposed European ban on children's television advertising415
The doctrine of double effect, deadly drugs, and business ethics424
Consumer protection - or overprotection?431
Business on trial : the civil jury and corporate responsibility434
Ch. 10Business and the community443
Corporate social responsibility in the 21st century : a view from the world's most successful firms445
The ethics of corporate social responsibility and philanthropic ventures453
Toledo : failing to deliver463
Ch. 11Business from other perspectives469
What can eastern philosophy teach us about business ethics?471
Business ethics in Islamic context480
Guiding principles of Jewish business ethics484
Ch. 12Doing business abroad492
The price of international business morality : twenty years under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act495
Values in tension : ethics away from home503
Ethical dilemmas for multinational enterprise : a philosophical overview513
The moral responsibility of multinational corporations to be socially responsible518
Ch. 13The ethics of globalization524
The Lexus and the olive tree527
Labor standards in the global economy : issues for investors535
One world : one economy546
Ch. 14Business and the environment561
People or penguins : the case for optimal pollution566
Cannibals with forks : the triple bottom line of 21st century business571
At the monument to General Meade, or on the difference between beliefs and benefits583
Sacrifice to slaughter595
Defending the use of animals by business : animal liberation and environmental ethics599
Shades of green : business, ethics, and the environment607
Cases619
The Bhopal disaster620
Dow Corning and breast implants621
DuPont and Benlate622
Enron - from pipelines to pipedreams624
The Exxon Valdez627
The Ford Explorer and Firestone tires629
The Ford Pinto630
Genetically modified foods632
HealthSouth634
The herald of free enterprise636
H. B. Fuller and substance abuse in Latin America637
Hooters restaurant639
Johnson & Johnson and the Tylenol poisonings640
Johnson controls642
Love Canal644

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