Hartman/DesJardins is designed to prepare the student to apply an ethical decision-making model, not only in this ethics course but throughout her or his business discipline. This model teaches students ethical skills, vocabulary, and tools to apply in everyday business decisions and throughout their business courses. The authors speak in a sophisticated yet accessible manner while teaching the fundamentals of business ethics. Hartman’s professional background in law and her teaching experience in the business curriculum, combined with DesJardins’ background in philosophy, results in a broad language, ideal for this approach and market. The authors’ goal is to engage the student by focusing on cases and business scenarios that students already find interesting. Students are then asked to look at the issues from an ethical perspective. Additionally, its focus on AACSB requirements makes it a comprehensive business ethics text for business school courses.
The goal for the second edition remains the same as for the first: to provide “a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the ethical issues arising in business.” Hartman and DesJardins have retained the focus on decision-making as well as the emphasis on both personal and policy-level perspectives on ethics. This edition continues to provide pedagogical support throughout the text. The most noticeable changes involve a thorough updating of distinct items such as Reality Checks, Decision Points, and readings to reflect new cases, examples and data.
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Meet the Author
Laura P. Hartman is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at DePaul University and is responsible for coordinating Academic Integrity for the university. She is also a Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Management Department in DePaul’s College of Commerce, where she has received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and serves as Research Director of DePaul’s Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. Her academic scholarship focuses on the ethics of the employment relationship with a primary emphasis in the areas of global labor conditions and standards, corporate governance and corporate culture, and the impact of technology on the employment relationship. Hartman graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Chicago with her two daughters, Emma and Rachel.
Joe DesJardins is Professor in the philosophy department formed jointly by the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota. He presently serves as the Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics. Among his publications are: An Introduction to Business Ethics (McGraw Hill), Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy (Wadsworth), of Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics, co-editor, with John McCall, (5th Ed, Wadsworth) , and the forthcoming Business, Ethics, and Sustainability: Ethics for the Next Industrial Revolution (Prentice Hall). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and taught for many years at Villanova University before moving to Minnesota.
1. Ethics and Business2. Ethical Decision-Making: Personal and Professional Contexts3. Philosophical Ethics and Business4. The Corporate Culture: Impact and Implications5. Corporate Social Responsibility6. Ethical Decision-Making: Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights7. Ethical Decision-Making: Technology and Privacy in the Workplace8. Ethics and Marketing9. Business and Environmental Sustainability10. Ethical Decision-Making: Corporate Governance, Accounting, and Finance