The Ethics of Genetic Commerce / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$83.49
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $19.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 80%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $19.00   
  • New (7) from $19.00   
  • Used (2) from $66.85   

Overview

Our rapidly expanding genetic knowledge points toward a near future in which the elements of the human body could be produced, manipulated, commodified, and exchanged. Contributors to this groundbreaking volume - academics and practitioners from the corporate sector, representing a diversity of backgrounds in business, social science, and philosophy internationally - discuss the challenges of genetic commerce, both as a topic of understanding and as a process requiring direction, certain to remain at the core of ethical debate for decades to come. Edited by renowned business ethicist Robert W. Kolb, all articles are new for this volume.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"These essays demonstrate the critical importance of applied ethics as we all grapple with the biotechnology revolution. These scholars use ethics to illustrate the conflicts that emerge from commercializing genetic technologies and to indicate how moral reasoning could help society make better decisions about how to deploy them. A much needed contribution to understanding the expanding role of genetic technologies in our world."
Keith Douglass Warner, Santa Clara University
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Robert W. Kolb holds the Frank W. Considine Chair in Applied Ethics at Loyola University Chicago. He was formerly Assistant Dean for Business and Society (2003–2006) at the University of Colorado, and John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Finance at the University of Miami. He is author and co-author of numerous texts in finance, including Futures, Options, and Swaps, 5e (with James A. Overdahl, Blackwell, 2007) and Understanding Futures Markets, 6e (with James A. Overdahl, Blackwell, 2006).
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
List of Contributors     x
Genetic Screening     1
Is a Genetics Screening Program for Job Applicants Ethical? An Analysis of the Conditions Necessary for Requiring Genetic Screenings in the Hiring Process   Thomas Hnrter     3
The Business Ethics of Genetic Screening   Duane Windsor     25
Genetic Commerce: The Challenges for Human Resource Management   Karen S. Markel   Lizabeth A. Barclay     42
Geneticize Me! The Case for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing   Ronald Munson     55
Proscription, Prescription, or Market Process? Comments on Genetic Screening   Eugene Heath     70
Genetically Modified Foods     85
Transgenic Organisms, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization   Dennis Cooley     87
Commercialization of the Agrarian Ideal and Arguments against the New "Green Revolution": Feeding the World with "Frankenfoods"?   Johann A. Klaassen     109
Corporate Decisions About Labeling Genetically Modified Foods   Chris MacDonald   Melissa Whellams     127
Moral Imagination, Stakeholder Engagement, and Genetically Modified Organisms   Denis G. Arnold     139
Corporate Governance and Genetic Commerce     143
WhoOwns My Ideas About Your Body?   Asher Meir     145
Pharmaceutical Mergers and Genetic Technology: A Problematic Combination   Michael Potts     177
Stakeholder Care Theory: The Case of Genetic Engineering and Non-human Mammals   Jamie R. Hendry     190
Unresolved Issues and Further Questions: Meir, Potts, and Hendry   Laura P. Hartman     208
Index     215
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)