Corporate Ethics / Edition 1

Corporate Ethics / Edition 1

by Peter French, French
     
 

Peter French, drawing on his extensive experience in the fields of business and applied ethics, has created a comprehensive view of corporate ethics that focuses on the nature of a corporation, how it is defined, and who are the players. By introducing the idea that corporations—not just the people running them—are moral actors, he offers a unique theory of… See more details below

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Peter French, drawing on his extensive experience in the fields of business and applied ethics, has created a comprehensive view of corporate ethics that focuses on the nature of a corporation, how it is defined, and who are the players. By introducing the idea that corporations—not just the people running them—are moral actors, he offers a unique theory of a corporation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155011243
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/30/1994
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: INVASION! The Middle Ages, The Seventeenth Century, And Today. Human Persons and Corporate Actors: Freedom Without Relevance. Corporate Identity and Responsibility: Mob Behavior and Corporate Decision-Making. The Role of Structure and Function. Corporate Internal Decision Structures. How Corporate Policies Really Work. Rational Nonprogrammed Decisions. Rawlsian Individualism and the Power and Control Factors in Types of Social Interactions. The Realization of Corporate Goals By the Exploitation of Human Weakness of Will: The Twisted Tale of the Advent of the Commercial Television Situation Comedy. Moral Side-Constraints: Kant, Nozick, And Corporate-Human Interactions. The Moral Ranking System Vs. Classical Utilitarian's Alternative. The Return of the Ranking System and the Moral Side-Constraints. A Defense of the Consumerization of America. Why Corporations May Be Better Suited to Being Ethical Than Human Persons. PART II: INSIDE THE INVADERS. Stockholders and the Ownership of Corporations. The Powers and Influences (Such as They Are) of Boards of Directors. Management: Drones, Comers, And Stars. Their Games and Sports on the Managerial Ladder. The Protestant Ethic, Managerial Language Manipulation, And Lying. Telepathy: Symptoms and Sources. Types of Agency and the Antidote to Telepathy. The Ethical Costs of Corporate Re-Engineering. Heroic Whistleblowing and Conflicts of Duty. Harassment: Invasions of Employee Privacy. Harrassment: Sexual. PART III: THE INVADERS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Guardianship of the Environment. Greed and the Redwoods. Abstract Greed and the Insider Traders. Spotted Owls and Loggers: Dominion, History, andProtection. PART IV: THE INVADERS AND THE INVADED. Doing the Right Thing in Bed-Sty: Ethical Obligations of Biznez'n the Hood. The Principle of Responsive Adjustment and the Pictures on the Wall. Community, Shame, and Intolerance. Disservice and Misinformation in the Service and Information Industries: Alienation and the Computer. Extortion and Bribery: The Honda Story. Privacy and Health in the Executive Suites. Advertising: Deceptions and Ornamentations. PART V: THE INVADERS INVADED. Ethical Relativism and Global Corporate Business Practices. Japanese Collective Capitalism: The Rising Sun and the Setting Stars (And Stripes). Playing Games and Making War in the Global Marketplace. PART VI: THE INVADERS IN THE DOCK. Corporations as Legal Persons: Roman and German Traditions, Fiction and Realism. Corporate Crime: Control and Adjudication. The Trial of Enforced Corporate Responsive Adjustment. Adverse Publicity as a Sanction in Corporate Criminal Cases: Hester Prynne in Corporate Attire. Caught in the Deterrence Trap: A Variety of Sanctions as Alternatives to Cash Fines.

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