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This book provides comprehensive, integrated coverage of the entire field of business ethics. It begins with an overview of today's business scene, then explores the basic tools and techniques of ethical analysis and moral reasoning and shows how they apply to a wide range of issues in all areas of business — including marketing, finance, management, strategic planning, computer systems, etc. Provides charts showing how to handle different ethical approaches and how to use the approaches in handling issues. Shows readers how to think through issues to conclusions -- presents both sides of an issue and shows how one can argue to a conclusion. Covers: MORAL REASONING IN BUSINESS: Conventional Morality and Ethical Relativism; Utility and Utilitarianism; Moral Duty, Rights, and Justice; Moral Responsibility, Virtue, and Moral Reasoning; MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS: Justice and Economic Systems; American Capitalism: Moral or Immoral?; Corporations and Morality; Safety, Risk, and Environmental Protection; Whistle Blowing; Marketing, Truth, and Advertising; Protecting Intellectual Property, Corporate Disclosure, and Insider Trading; Information Technology, Ethics, and Business; Workers, Rights: Employment, Wages, and Unions; Workers' Rights and Duties Within a Firm; Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Reverse Discrimination; Accounting, Finance, Corporate Restructuring, and Ethical Investing; Professions in Business and Professions as Business; MORAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: The International Business System, Multinationals, and Morality; Corrupt Contexts, Cultural Diversity, and International Business; Famine, Natural Resources, and International Obligations. For anyoneinterested in domestic and international business ethics.
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A textbook that discusses not only what is morally required of a person in a firm--a worker, a manager, a member of the board of directors--but also what structures are conducive to a person's accepting moral responsibility and fulfilling his or her moral obligations. This revised and updated edition (third was 1990) adds a chapter which addresses a variety of ethical issues in international business. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130797728
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/5/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 626
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard T. De George is University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and he has been a research fellow at Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution. He was the Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University in 1986, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1985.

He is the author of over 200 articles and the author or editor of twenty books, including The Ethics of Information Technology and Business (2003); Business Ethics (also available in Japanese, Russian, Serbian and Chinese); and Competing With Integrity in International Business (1993), also translated into Chinese. He has been the President of several academic organizations, including the American Philosophical Association, the Metaphysical Society of America, the Society for Business Ethics, and International Society for Business, Economics, and Ethics. He has given invited lectures on six continents at a great many universities and keynote addresses to a variety of organizations both here and abroad, including such places as Tokyo, Como, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and Perth. He has been a consultant for Motorola, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City Power and Light, Koch Industries, and General Motors, among others, and is a specialist in international business ethical issues and codes. In 2009 the Society for Business Ethics presented him with a special award “In recognition of a career of outstanding service to the field of business ethics”

In November, 1996, he received an honorary doctorate from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands together with Bill Gates and Nelson Mandela.

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Table of Contents

1 Ethics and business 3
2 Conventional morality and ethical relativism 33
3 Utility and utilitarianism 55
4 Moral duty, rights, and justice 76
5 Virtue, moral responsibility, and moral reasoning 105
6 Justice and economic systems 129
7 American capitalism : moral or immoral? 153
8 Corporations and morality 180
9 Corporate governance, accounting, disclosure and insider trading 211
10 Finance, restructuring, and investing 245
11 Safety, risk, and environmental protection 275
12 Whistle blowing 298
13 Marketing, truth, and advertising 323
14 Workers' rights : employment, wages, and unions 353
15 Workers' rights and duties within a firm 387
16 Discrimination, affirmative action, and reverse discrimination 417
17 The information age : property and new technologies 447
18 Information, computers, the Internet and business 478
19 The international business system, multinationals, and globalization 509
20 Corrupt contexts and international business 546
21 Global issues and international obligations 580
22 The new moral imperative for business 613
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