Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach

Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach

by Stephen K. Henn
     
 

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In the seven years since Enron exploded, it seems little has changed. The financial crisis, the seemingly intractable problems facing Detroit, and the bribery scandal that resulted in an $800 million fine for Siemens, to name a few have altered the business landscape for the foreseeable future. Ethics seems to be discussed frequently when people talk about these… See more details below

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In the seven years since Enron exploded, it seems little has changed. The financial crisis, the seemingly intractable problems facing Detroit, and the bribery scandal that resulted in an $800 million fine for Siemens, to name a few have altered the business landscape for the foreseeable future. Ethics seems to be discussed frequently when people talk about these matters. So, have we learned our lesson? If the past few years are any guide, the answer is "no."

Linking theory to practice, Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach—written by ethics professional Stephen Henn-provides de-tailed case studies showing how organizations built on strong ethical foundations outperform those where ethics is not a principal business driver. Revealing the relationship between behavior in the workplace and the conditions that foster it, this timely book:

  • Discusses the key elements involved in ethical and unethical behavior
  • Looks at the role of trust in an organization and its internal and external dealings
  • Examines the psychology behind individual decision-making
  • Explores the role that group behavior plays in affecting individual decision-making
  • Reveals how to strengthen an individual's affinity for your organization

When the facts are all out, Bernie Madoff probably did not get up one morning and say, "I think I will reconstruct the original Ponzi scheme and defraud investors." For the vast majority of companies ruined by ethics scandals, there was something small that eventually snowballed into an out-of-control situation. Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach is, now more than ever, essential reading for senior leaders of organizations, trustees, managing partners, government officials, and anyone tasked with a duty-fiduciary or otherwise—to prevent that "something small" from happening in the first place.

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"Written for busines leaders, policymakers and anyone "tasked with a duty", this book examines the key elements of ethical and unethical business behaviors and outlines some of the psychological factors that may influence decision-making." (Book News, August 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470500293
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
0 MB

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