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BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT offers the most integrated approach to Legal Environment on the market ? thoroughly exploring the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics illustrated by emphasizing applications (nearly 300 real-world applications throughout the text). In addition to a providing very thorough coverage of the law, the book consistently applies legal concepts within a business context through a wealth of pedagogical devices, demonstrating to students on nearly every page the clear relevance of the material to issues they will face in the real world. This text fulfills current curricular and AACSB accrediting standards.
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New edition of a text that helps students build bridges between knowledge of law and ethics, and application of both in business. Each of 21 chapters contains at least one profile that presents business history through the study of individuals and companies. Topics include the legal, ethical, judicial, and regulatory environment of business; competition and sales; employees; and business forms and capitalization. Jennings is a member of the Department of Business Administration at Arizona State U., a professor of legal and ethical studies in business, and director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538877626
  • Publisher: Cengage South-Western
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Business Law Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 950
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne M. Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her J.D. from Brigham Young University. She is a Professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and was the recipient of a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. She joined the faculty at ASU in 1977 as an assistant professor. Professor Jennings was promoted to associate professor in 1980 and to full professor in 1983. She has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada and has served as a consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups. She is the author of more than 130 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals and 6 textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for the Arizona Republic is nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 200 workshops and seminars, in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. Professor Jennings is a member of the Arizona bar.
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Table of Contents

PART I: BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND JUDICIAL ENVIRONMENT. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3. The Judicial System. 4. Managing Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Strategies. PART II: BUSINESS: ITS REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 5. Business and the Constitution. 6. Administrative Law. 7. International Law. 8. Business Crime. 9. Business Torts. 10. Product Advertising and Liability. 11. Environmental Regulation. PART III: BUSINESS COMPETITION AND SALES. 12. Contracts and Sales: Introduction and Formation. 13. Contracts and Sales: Performance and Remedies. 14. Financing of Sales and Leases: Credit and Disclosure Requirements. 15. Business Property. 16. Trade Practices: Antitrust laws. PART IV: BUSINESS AND ITS EMPLOYEES. 17. Management of Employee Conduct: Agency. 18. Management of Employee Welfare. 19. Employment Discrimination. PART V: BUSINESS FORMS AND CAPITALIZATION. 20. Forms of Doing Business. 21. Securities Law.
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