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

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

by Kevin Gibson

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ISBN-10: 0072998725

ISBN-13: 9780072998726

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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.


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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Table of Contents

Part I: The Moral Landscape of Business

Chapter 1: The Market System and Its Critics

Rogene A. Buchholz and Sandra B. Rosenthal, Elements of the Market System

Adam Smith, The Invisible Hand

Ayn Rand, What Is Capitalism?

John Rawls, An Egalitarian Theory of Justice

Carl Cohen, Socialist Democracy

Trudy Govier, The Right to Eat and the Duty to Work

Peter Ulrich and Ulrich Thielemann, How Do Managers Think about Market Economies and Morality?

Chapter 2: The Theoretical Backdrop of Business Ethics

Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre, Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. Meyer, Thinking Ethically: A Framework for Moral Decision Making

Donelson R. Forsyth, Judging the Morality of Business Practices: The Influence of Personal Moral Philosophies

John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

Immanuel Kant, The Ethics of Duty

Aristotle, Ethics as Virtues

Daryl Koehn, A Role for Virtue Ethics in the Analysis of Business Practice

Stephen R. Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic

James W. Nickel, Making Sense of Rights

Jean Grimshaw, The Idea of a Female Ethic

Jeanne M. Liedtka, Feminist Morality and Competitive Reality: A Role for an Ethic of Care

Claudia Mills, How Good a Person Do I Have To Be?

Laura Nash, Ethics Without the Sermon

Chapter 3: Leadership, Values, and the Force of the Institution

Patrick E. Murphy and Georges Enderle, Managerial Ethical Leadership: Examples Do Matter

David M. Messick and Max H. Bazerman, Ethical Leadership and the Psychology of Decision Making

Ronald R. Sims, Linking Groupthink to Unethical Behavior in Organizations

Robert Jackall, Moral Mazes: Bureaucracy and Managerial Work

James Weber, Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers' Moral Reasoning

Chapter 4: The Moral Place of Corporations

Milton Friedman, The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits

R. Edward Freeman, A Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation: Kantian Capitalism
Part II: Making Business Moral

Chapter 5: Role Morality and Personal Responsibility

Joel Feinberg, Collective Responsibility

John D. Bishop, The Moral Responsibility of Corporate Executives for Disasters

Peter A. French, Workers as Agents and Corporate Responsibility

Kevin Gibson, Contrasting Role Morality and Professional Morality

Lee Iaccoca, My View on the Pinto Affair

Chapter 6: Conflicts Between Individual and Corporate Morality

Richard P. Nielsen, Changing Unethical Organizational Behavior

Michael Davis, Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing

Time Magazine, Richard Lacayo and Amanda Ripley, Persons of the Year: 2002

Leonard M. Baynes, Just Pucker and Blow? An Analysis of Corporate Whistleblowers, the Duty of Care, the Duty of Loyalty, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Chapter 7: Encouraging Morality in Business

Patrick E. Murphy, Creating Ethical Corporate Structures

Dove Izraeli and Mark S. Schwartz, What Can We Learn from the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Ethics?

Roger Leeds, Breach of Trust: Leadership in a Market Economy
Part III: Business Relations with Stakeholders

Chapter 8: Employee Issues

Lynn Sharp Paine, Work and Family: Should Parents Feel Guilty?

Ian Maitland, Rights in the Workplace: A Nozickian Argument

Myrtle Bell, Mary E. McLaughlin and Jennifer M. Sequeira, Discrimination, Harassment, and the Glass Ceiling: Women Executives as Change Agents

D.W. Haslett, Workplace Discrimination, Good Cause, and Color Blindness

Meg A. Bond and Jean L. Pyle, Diversity Dilemmas at Work

Michael Cranford, Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy: Arguing the Ethics of Workplace Drug Testing

Chapter 9: Business and Consumers

Claudia Mills and Douglas MacLean, Risk Analysis and the Value of Life

James M. Ebejer and Michael J. Morden, Paternalism in the Marketplace: Should a Salesman Be His Buyer's Keeper?

Janice Kang Choi, Barbie Banished from the Small Screen: The Proposed European Ban on Children's Television Advertising

Lawrence Masek, The Doctrine of Double Effect, Deadly Drugs, and Business Ethics

Metta Winter, Consumer Protection--or Overprotection?

Valerie P. Hans, Business on Trial: The Civil Jury and Corporate Responsibility

Chapter 10: Business and Community

Jamie Snider, Ronald Paul Hill, and Diane Martin, Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: A View from the World's Most Successful Firms

Myrna Wulfson, The Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic Ventures

David E. Buchholz, Toledo: Failing to Deliver
Part IV: Business and the World

Chapter 11: Business from Other Perspectives

Daryl Koehn, What Can Eastern Philosophy Teach Us about Business Ethics?

Tanri Abeng, Business Ethics in Islamic Context

Ronald M. Green, Guiding Principles of Jewish Business Ethics

Chapter 12: Doing Business Abroad

Jack G. Kaikati, George M. Sullivan, John M. Virgo, T.R. Carr, and Katherine S. Virgo, The Price of International Business Morality: Twenty Years Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Thomas Donaldson, Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home

Richard T. De George, Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprise: A Philosophical Overview

Patricia H. Werhane, The Moral Responsibility of Multinational Corporations to Be Socially Responsible

Chapter 13: The Ethics of Globalization

Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Pietra Rivoli, Labor Standards in the Global Economy: Issues for Investors

Peter Singer, One World: One Economy

Chapter 14: Business and the Environment

William F. Baxter, People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution

John Elkington, Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business

Mark Sagoff, At the Monument to General Meade: Or On the Difference Between Beliefs and Benefits

Jeremy Rifkin, Sacrifice to Slaughter

Eric Katz, Defending the Use of Animals by Business: Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics

R. Edward Freeman, Jessica Pierce, and Richard Dodd, Shades of Green: Business, Ethics, and the Environment


The Bhopal Disaster

Dow Corning and Breast Implants

DuPont and Benlate

Enron--from Pipelines to Pipedreams

The Exxon Valdez

The Ford Explorer and Firestone Tires

The Ford Pinto

Genetically Modified Foods


The Herald of Free Enterprise

H.B. Fuller and Substance Abuse in Latin America

Hooters Restaurant

Johnson & Johnson and the Tylenol Poisonings

Johnson Controls

Love Canal

Malden Mills

McDonald's and the McLibel Case

McDonald's and the Stella Liebeck Scalding

Merck and River Blindness

NASA and the Challenger Shuttle Disaster

NASA and the Columbia Shuttle Disaster


Shell Oil in Nigeria

Turkish Airlines DC-10 Crash


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