Ethics and the Conduct of Business / Edition 3

Ethics and the Conduct of Business / Edition 3

by John R. Boatright
     
 

ISBN-10: 013083145X

ISBN-13: 9780130831453

Pub. Date: 07/08/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

This comprehensive and balanced book gives a thorough treatment of the most prominent issues of business ethics and the major positions and arguments on these issues. An abundance of case studies help illustrate topics such as: whistle-blowing, discrimination and affirmative action, occupational health and safety, ethics in finance, and ethics in international

Overview

This comprehensive and balanced book gives a thorough treatment of the most prominent issues of business ethics and the major positions and arguments on these issues. An abundance of case studies help illustrate topics such as: whistle-blowing, discrimination and affirmative action, occupational health and safety, ethics in finance, and ethics in international business. For professionals in the field who want an up-to-date discussion of the most prominent issues of business ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130831453
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/08/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
417
Product dimensions:
7.07(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
1Ethics in the World of Business1
Introduction3
Business Decision Making4
Ethics, Economics, and Law13
Ethics and Management18
Morality, Ethics, and Ethical Theory22
2Utilitarianism29
Introduction30
Two Types of Ethical Theories31
Classical Utilitarianism34
The Forms of Utilitarianism36
Cost-Benefit Analysis39
3Kantian Ethics, Rights, and Virtue49
Introduction51
Kant's Ethical Theory51
The Concept of a Right57
Virtue Ethics61
4Justice and the Market System71
Introduction73
Aristotle's Analysis of Justice74
Utility and Justice77
The Egalitarian Theory of John Rawls79
Utility and the Market System84
The Libertarian Justification of the Market89
5Whistle-Blowing101
Introduction103
What is Whistle-Blowing?104
The Justification of Whistle-Blowing106
The Conditions for Justified Whistle-Blowing111
Is There a Right to Blow the Whistle?114
Developing a Company Whistle-Blowing Policy118
6Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest125
Introduction127
The Definition of a Trade Secret127
The Arguments for Trade Secret Protection128
Competitor Intelligence Gathering136
Conflict of Interest138
Managing Conflict of Interest147
7Privacy155
Introduction156
Challenges to Privacy157
The Concept of Privacy161
The Value of Privacy164
The Privacy of Employee Records168
Privacy on the Internet173
8Discrimination and Affirmative Action187
Introduction189
What is Discrimination?190
Ethical Arguments Against Discrimination196
Avoiding Discrimination198
Affirmative Action203
Conclusion213
9Women and Family Issues219
Introduction221
Sexual Harassment222
Comparable Worth229
Family and Work240
10Unjust Dismissal249
Introduction250
Property Rights and Employment at Will251
Property Rights and Democracy254
The Freedom of Contract Argument257
Protecting Against Unjust Dismissal265
11Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety273
Introduction275
Ethical Issues in Marketing275
Advertising282
Product Liability293
12Occupational Health and Safety311
Introduction312
The Scope of the Problem313
The Right to a See and Healthy Workplace315
The Right to Know About and Refuse Hazardous Work322
The Problem of Reproductive Hazards330
13Ethics in Finance339
Introduction340
Financial Services340
Financial Markets345
Insider Trading350
Hostile Takeovers354
14Ethics and Corporations369
Introduction371
Corporate Social Responsibility372
Corporate Governance381
Corporate Ethics Programs394
15International Business Ethics411
Introduction412
What to do in Rome413
Wages and Working Conditions422
Foreign Bribery427
Cultural Differences431
Index446

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