BN.com Gift Guide

Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases / Edition 7

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$27.76
(Save 80%)
Est. Return Date: 02/16/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$84.68
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $57.89
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 58%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (25) from $57.89   
  • New (13) from $109.77   
  • Used (12) from $57.89   

Overview

This popular text on Business Ethics introduces the reader to the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business; imparts the reasoning and anaytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions; identifies moral issues specific to a business; provides an understanding of the social, technological, and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise; and supplies case studies of actual moral conflicts faced by businesses.

The ethical landscape of business is constantly changing and this edition has been revised to keep pace with those changes most effecting business: accelerating globalization, constant technological updates, proliferating of business scandals.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205017669
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/8/2011
  • Series: MyEthicsKit Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 152,468
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

PART ONE Basic Principles

1 Ethics and Business

Introduction

1.1 The Nature of Business Ethics

ON THE EDGE: Was National Semiconductor Morally Responsible?

1.2 Ethical Issues in Business

ON THE EDGE: A Traditional Business

1.3 Moral Responsibility and Blame

ON THE EDGE: WorldCom’s Whistleblower

ON THE EDGE: Gun Manufacturers and Responsibility

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Aaron Beam and the HealthSouth Fraud

2 Ethical Principles in Business

Introduction

2.1 Utilitarianism: Weighing Social Costs and Benefits

2.2 Rights and Duties

ON THE EDGE: Should Companies Dump Their Wastes In Poor

Countries?

ON THE EDGE: Working for Eli Lilly & Company

ON THE EDGE: Conflict Diamonds

ON THE EDGE: ExxonMobil, Amerada Hess, and Marathon Oil in

Equatorial Guinea

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Traidos Bank and Roche’s Drug Trials in China

PART TWO The Market and Business

3 The Business System: Government, Markets,

and International Trade

Introduction

3.1 Free Markets and Rights: John Locke

3.2 Free Markets and Utility: Adam Smith

3.3 Free Trade and Utility: David Ricardo

3.4 Marx and Justice: Criticizing Markets and Free Trade

ON THE EDGE: Commodification or How Free Should Free Markets Be?

ON THE EDGE: Marx’s Children

3.5 Conclusion: The Mixed Economy, the New Property,

and the End of Marxism

ON THE EDGE: Napster’s Lost Revolution

ON THE EDGE: Brian’s Franchise

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

The GM Bailout

Accolade versus Sega

4 Ethics in the Marketplace

Introduction

4.1 Perfect Competition

4.2 Monopoly Competition

ON THE EDGE: Drug Company Monopolies and Profits

4.3 Oligopolistic Competition

4.4 Oligopolies and Public Policy

ON THE EDGE: Fixing the Computer Memory Market

ON THE EDGE: Oracle and Peoplesoft

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Intel’s “Rebates” and Other Ways It “Helped” Customers

Archer Daniels Midland and the Friendly Competitors

PART THREE Business and Its External Exchanges:

Ecology and Consumers

5 Ethics and the Environment

Introduction

5.1 The Dimensions of Pollution and Resource Depletion

5.2 The Ethics of Pollution Control

5.3 The Ethics of Conserving Depletable Resources

ON THE EDGE: Ford’s Toxic Wastes

ON THE EDGE: The Auto Companies in China

ON THE EDGE: Exporting Poison

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

The Ok Tedi Copper Mine

Gas or Grouse?

6 The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing

Introduction

6.1 Markets and Consumer Protection

6.2 The Contract View of Business Firm’s Duties to Consumers

6.3 The Due Care Theory

ON THE EDGE: The Tobacco Companies and Product Safety

6.4 The Social Costs View of the Manufacturer’s Duties

ON THE EDGE: Selling Personalized Genetics

6.5 Advertising Ethics

ON THE EDGE: Advertising Death to Kids?

ON THE EDGE: New Balance and the “Made in USA” Label

6.6 Consumer Privacy

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Becton Dickinson and Needle Sticks

Reducing Debts at Credit Solutions of America

PART FOUR Business and Its Internal Constituencies

7 The Ethics of Job Discrimination

Introduction

7.1 Job Discrimination: Its Nature

ON THE EDGE: Helping Patients at Plainfield Healthcare Center

7.2 Discrimination: Its Extent

7.3 DISCRIMINATION: UTILITY, RIGHTS, AND JUSTICE

7.4 Affirmative Action

ON THE EDGE: Driving for Old Dominion

ON THE EDGE: Peter Oiler and Winn-Dixie Stores

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Should Kroger pay now for what a Ralphs’ Employee did in the Past

Wal-Mart’s Women

8 Ethics and the Employee

Introduction

8.1 The Rational Organization

8.2 The Political Organization

8.3 The Caring Organization

ON THE EDGE: HP’s Secrets and Oracle’s New Hire

ON THE EDGE: Insider Trading or: What Are Friends For?

ON THE EDGE: Delivering Pizza

ON THE EDGE: Sergeant Quon’s Text Messages

ON THE EDGE: Employment at Will at Howmet Corporation?

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Death at Massey Energy Company

Who Should Pay?

Notes

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)