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"Revised in the midst of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, the new edition of Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader reflects and reinforces the editors' assertion that business ethics is primarily about the ethics of individuals. It provides a unique focus on the personal dimension of ethics by challenging students to consider the relationship between the ways in which people do business and the kind of lives they want to live." "Now in its second edition, Honest Work provides a practical overview of business ethics that concentrates on the ethical problems and dilemmas students are most likely to face in their prospective work environments. Featuring 103 articles and 80 cases, the book covers a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from such classic topics as honesty and trust in the workplace, whistle-blowing, product liability, finance ethics, and conflicts of interest to more cutting-edge areas like environmental ethics and ethics and technology. Excerpts from plays, short stories, and novels - including Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" - enliven the text. Each reading and chapter is followed by engaging questions for study and discussion. Offering a welcome alternative to the impersonal tone of most business ethics texts, the editors address students in an appealing and conversational manner." Ideal for introductory undergraduate and MBA courses in business ethics.
"Honest Work has one of the best mixes of business applied articles and philosophical theory of all the books that I have used. The emphasis on the individual and the good life is the reason why I chose it."—Matthew Harrison Kleiner, Utah State University
"Excellent. All of the major business ethics topics are treated. The case studies are very useful and the questions after each reading are very appropriate."—David E. Dieteman, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
*=New to this Edition
Introduction: Getting to Work
Box: "Three Questions for Thinking About Ethics"
* Robert Audi, "Some Approaches to Determining Ethical Obligations" 1. ON THE JOB: EVERYDAY ETHICS AT WORK
Box: "Sloth: The Noonday Demon"
Norman E. Bowie, "Respecting the Humanity in a Person"
Box: "W.D. Ross on Prima Facie Duties"
Arlie Hochshild, "Exploring the Managed Heart"
Box: "Robert C. Solomon, The Passions"
* Bruce Barry, "The Cringing and the Craven: Freedom of Expression in the Workplace"
* Loraleigh Keashly, "Workplace Bullying"
The Economist, "Doing Business in Dangerous Places"
* Harry J. Van Buren III, "Boundaryless Careers and Employability Obligations"
Box: Rosabeth Moss Kanter, "Ethical Management of Uncertain Employment"
* Harvard Law Review, "Facial Discrimination"
Box: "John Stuart Mill on the Greatest Good and Expendiency"
1.1. Sloan Wilson, "The Job Interview"
1.2. John R. Boatright, "A 'State of the Art' Termination"
1.3. Joanne B. Ciulla, "Does Home Life Matter at Work?"
1.4. Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Best Person for the Job?"
1.5. Joanne B. Ciulla, "Attraction or Business as Usual?"
Box: "Sexual Harassment Guidelines"
* 1.6 Joanne B. Ciulla, "Pornography and the Boss's Computer" 2. "THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL": HONESTY AND TRUST IN BUSINESS
Box: "Aristotle, Kant, and Mill on Honesty"
Albert Z. Carr, "Is Business Bluffing Ethical?"
Box: "Nietzsche on Honesty"
Norman E. Bowie, "Does It Pay to Bluff in Business?"
Sissela Bok, "Defining Secrecy--Some Crucial Distinctions"
Sue De Wine, "Giving Feedback: The Consultant's Craft"
* Adelaide Lancaster, "3 Steps to a More Honest Business"
Harry G. Frankfurt, "On Bullshit"
Paul Ekman and Mark G. Frank, "Lies That Fail"
Box: "Transparency International--USA Program"
Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores, "Building Trust"
* Tamar Frankel, "Trust, Honesty, and Ethics in Business" Cases
2.1. Robert C. Solomon, "Flying or Lying in Business Class"
2.2. Robert C. Solomon, "Willful Ignorance? Or Deception?"
2.3. Clancy Martin, "Blindsided by Bankruptcy"
2.4. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Testing for Honesty"
2.5. Margaret P. Battin and Gordon B. Mower, "The Columbia Shuttle Disaster: Should We Have Told the Astronauts the Truth?" 3. THE GOOD LIFE
Robert C. Solomon, "Strategic Planning--For The Good Life"
Aristotle, "On the Good Life"
Box: "Adam Smith on Capitalism"
Joanne B. Ciulla, "Work and Life"
Box: "Worthy Work"
Epicurus, "On Pleasure"
Andrew Carnegie, "Wealth"
Solomon Schimmel, "Greed"
Joanne B. Ciulla, "Leisure and Consumption"
Box: Bertrand Russell, "In Praise of Idleness"
Lynne McFall, "Integrity"
Bertrand Russell, "Impersonal Interests" Cases
3.1. James Fenimore Cooper, "The Opportunist"
3.2. Bowen H. McCoy, "The Parable of the Sadhu"
Box: "A Happiness Box"
3.3. Arthur Miller, "A Life Badly Lived"
3.4. Ruth Capriles, "Rags to Riches to Rags"
* 3.5 Nona Walia, "Are You Living the Good Life?"
* 3.6 D. Anthony Plath, "The Curious Loan Approval" 4. MONEY, HOW WE GET IT, AND WHERE IT GOES: ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, AND INVESTMENT ETHICS
Box: "Accounting and Mergers"
Box: "Six Principles of Ethical Accounting"
Carol J. Loomis, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Managed Earnings"
Box: "Learning to Cheat?"
Box: "Ethical Decision Making"
Ed Cohen, "Arthur Andersen Refugees Reflect on What Went Wrong"
Box: Sherron Watkins, "Before the Whistle Blew . . ."
Robert E. Frederick and W. Michael Hoffman, "The Individual Investor in Securities Markets: An Ethical Analysis"
John R. Boatright, "Finance Ethics"
Box: "The Wake-Up Call"
Jennifer Moore, "What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading?"
Box: Roel C. Campos, "Ethics Matter"
Frank Partnoy, "F.I.A.S.C.O."
Box: "Aristotle on Money"
Paul B. Farrell, "Derivatives, the New 'Ticking Bomb'"
Duff McDonald, "The Running of the Hedgehogs"
* Niall Ferguson, "Wall Street Lays Another Egg" Cases
4.1. The Democratic Policy Committee, "A Modern History of 'Creative' Accounting"
4.2. Lisa H. Newton and David P. Schmidt, "Merger Mania"
4.3. Ron Duska, "Annuities to Seniors"
4.4. John R. Boatwright, "An Auditor's Dilemma"
4.5. David Lawrence and Tom L. Beauchamp, "Enron and Employee Investment Risk"
* 4.6 William F. Black, "The Fraud Recipe for CEO's, Why Banks Hate Free Markets and Love Crony Capitalism"
* 4.7 Richard F. DeMong, "SNB Annual Conference"
* 4.8 D. Anthony Plath, "The Accidental Bank Robbery" 5. WHO GETS WHAT AND WHY?: FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE
Box: "Plato and Aristotle on Justice"
Plato, "Ring of Gyges"
Box: "Would You Rather Earn More or Just More than the Other Fellow?"
Adam Smith, "On Human Exchange and Human Differences"
Latin Trade, "A Latin Viewpoint: The Bentonville Menace"
Joanne B. Ciulla, "Exploitation of Need"
Box: "Marx on Alienated Labor"
John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness"
Robert Nozick, "Anarchy, State, and Utopia"
Peter Singer, "Rich and Poor"
Irving Kristol, "A Capitalist Conception of Justice"
* Box: "Occupy Wall Street"
Friedrich von Hayek, "Justice Ruins the Market"
Eduard Garcia, "The Winner-Take-All Game"
Gerald W. McEntee, "Comparable Worth: A Matter of Simple Justice"
* Greg Breining: "The 1 Percent: How Lucky They Are" Cases
5.1. Naomi Klein, "Revolution Without Ideology"
5.2. Jim Hightower, "Going Down the Road"
5.3. Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Problem with Dudley Less"
5.4. Joanne B. Ciulla, "Overworked and Ready to Blow"
5.5. Rogene A. Buchholz, "Poverty Area Plants"
5.6. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Poverty in America"
5.7. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Burger Beefs"
5.8. Sasha Lyutse, "Nike's Suppliers in Vietnam"
* 5.9 Nick Wadhams, "Bad Charity: (All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt)" 6. IS "THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS . . . TO INCREASE ITS PROFITS"?: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND STAKEHOLDER THEORY
Milton Friedman, "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits"
Christopher D. Stone, "Why Shouldn't Corporations Be Socially Responsible?"
Peter A. French, "Corporate Moral Agency"
R. Edward Freeman, "A Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation"
Kenneth J. Arrow, "Social Responsibility and Economic Efficiency"
Richard Parker, "Corporate Social Responsibility and Crisis"
* Alexei M. Marcoux, "Business Ethics Gone Wrong" Cases
6.1. Ana G. Johnson and William F. Whyte, "Mondragon Cooperatives"
6.2. Rogene A. Buchholz, "The Social Audit"
6.3. Kelley MacDougall, Tom L. Beauchamp, and John Cuddihy, "The NYSEG Corporate Responsibility Case"
6.4. Thomas I. White, "Beech-Nut's Imitation Apple Juice"
6.5. Thomas I. White, "Sentencing a Corporation to Prison"
6.6. Brian Grow, Steve Hamm, and Louise Lee, "The Debate Over Doing Good"
* 6.7 : Jagdish Bhagwati, "Blame Bangladesh, Not the Brands" 7. WHEN INNOVATION BYTES BACK: ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Box: "Locke on Property"
Deborah C. Johnson, "Intellectual Property Rights and Computer Software"
Box: Richard de George, "Seven Theses for Business Ethics and the Information Age"
Box: "Foucault and the Panopticon"
Elizabeth A. Buchanan, "Information Ethics in a Worldwide Context"
Victoria Groom and Clifford Nass, "Can Robots Be Teammates?"
Box: C. Kluckhorn, "An Internet Culture?"
Clive Thompson, "The Next Civil Rights Battle Will Be Over the Mind"
Bill Joy, "Why The Future Doesn't Need Us" Cases
7.1. Joel Rudinow and Anthony Graybosch, "The Digital Divide"
7.2. Joel Rudinow and Anthony Graybosch, "Hacking into the Space Program"
7.3. Joel Rudinow and Anthony Graybosch, "The I Love You Virus"
7.4 Tom L. Beauchamp and Norman E. Bowie, "Privacy Pressures: The Use of Web Bugs at HomeConnection"
* 7.5. Aarti Shahani, "Who Could Be Watching You Watch Your Figure? Your Boss"
* 7.6. James Losey, "The Internet's Intolerable Acts" 8. THE ART OF SEDUCTION: THE ETHICS OF ADVERTISING, MARKETING, AND SALES
John Kenneth Galbraith, "The Dependence Effect"
Box: Plato on the Danger of Believing Bad Arguments
Friedrich von Hayek, "The Non Sequitur of the 'Dependence Effect' "
Alan Goldman, "The Justification of Advertising in a Market Economy"
Leslie Savan, "The Bribed Soul"
Box: "Conspicuous Consumption"
Box: "Ask Me No Questions . . ."
G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa, "Woo with Integrity" Cases
8.1. Manuel G. Velasquez, "Toy Wars"
8.2. Rogene A. Buchholz, "Advertising at Better Foods"
8.3. Joseph R. Desjardins and John J. McCall, "Advertising's Image of Women"
8.4. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Hucksters in the Classroom"
8.5. Tom L. Beauchamp and Norman E. Bowie, "Marketing Malt Liquor"
* 8.6 Scott Croker, "Energy Drinks, Do They Really Work?" 9. THINGS FALL APART: PRODUCT LIABILITY AND CONSUMERS
Peter Huber, "Liability"
John Nesmith, "Calculating Risks: It's Easier Said Than Done"
Box: "What's Risky? Chances of Death?"
Stanley J. Modic, "How We Got into This Mess"
Henry Fairlie, "Fear of Living"
Warren E. Burger, "Too Many Lawyers, Too Many Suits"
Mark Dowie, "Pinto Madness"
Patricia Werhane, "The Pinto Case and the Rashomon Effect"
Judith Jarvis Thomson, "Remarks on Causation and Liability"
* Bob Sullivan, "Annoying Fine Print May Not Even Be Legal" Cases
9.1. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "The Skateboard Scare"
9.2. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Aspartame: Miracle Sweetener or Dangerous Substance?"
9.3. Joseph R. Desjardins and John J. McCall, "Children and Reasonably Safe Products"
9.4. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Living and Dying with Asbestos"
9.5. Kenneth B. Moll Associates, "Merck and Vioxx"
* 9.6. Claude Wyle, "The Top 10 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time"
* 9.7. Jack Bouboushian, "Ten More Deaths Blamed on Plavix" 10. "YOU KNOW HOW TO WHISTLE, DON'T YOU?": WHISTLE-BLOWING, COMPANY LOYALTY, AND EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITY
Box: "Martin Luther King on Silence"
Sissela Bok, "Whistleblowing and Professional Responsibility"
Box: "Ralph Nader on Whistle-Blowing"
Michael Davis, "Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing"
Ronald Duska, "Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty"
Box: Joseph Pulitzer, "On Secrecy and Disclosure"
Box: Jim Yardley, "The Upside of Whistle-Blowing"
David E. Soles, "Four Concepts of Loyalty"
Box: Robert C. Solomon and Clancy Martin, "Blind to Earned Loyalty"
George D. Randels, "Loyalty, Corporations, and Community"
Kim Zetter, "Why We Cheat" Cases
10.1. Sherron Watkins, "The One Successful Business Model"
10.2. Pat L. Burr, "Would You Blow the Whistle on Yourself?"
10.3. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties"
10.4. Larry Margasak, "The Greenhouse Effect: Putting the Heat on Halliburton"
10.5. Joseph R. Desjardins and John J. McCall, "Whistleblowing at the Phone Company" 11. THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
* Anthony Kwame Appiah, "Global Villages"
Box: "Isaiah Berlin on Values"
Thomas Donaldson, "Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home"
Box: "What Do These Values Have in Common?"
* Florian Wettstein, "Silence and Complicity: Elements of a Corporate Duty to Speak Against the Violation of Human Rights"
* Box:: "The Global Compact"
* John T. Noonan, Jr., "A Quick Look at the History of Bribes
* Box: "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"
* Daryl Koehn, "Confucian Trustworthiness" Cases
11.1. Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Oil Rig"
11.2. Thomas Dunfee and Diana Robertson, "Foreign Assignment"
11.3. Karen Marquiss and Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Quandary at PureDrug"
* 11.4 Judith Schrempf-Stirling and Guido Palazzo, "IBM's Business With Hitler: An Inconvenient Past"
* 11.5 Emily Black and Miriam Eapen, "Suicides at Foxconn"
* Box: "Interns at Foxconn"
* 11.6. Motorola University, "Personal Luxury or Family Loyalty?" 12. WORKING WITH MOTHER NATURE: ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BUSINESS ECOLOGY
Box: "Native American Proverb"
Aldo Leopold, "The Land Ethic"
Mark Sagoff, "At the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima or "Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic"
Box: National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (May 2001), "The Ninth Annual National Report on Environmental Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors"
Box: Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, "The Earth and Myself Are of One Mind"
William F. Baxter, "People or Penguins"
Box: Milton Friedman, "On Pollution"
Norman Bowie, "Morality, Money, and Motor Cars"
Box: Vine Deloria, "Land as a Commodity"
Box: "Who Owns the Earth?"
Peter Singer, "The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues"
Box: Luther Standing Bear, "The Tame Land" Cases
12.1. Thomas I. White, "The Ethics of Dolphin-Human Interaction"
12.2. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Made in the U.S.A--and Dumped"
12.3. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "The Fordasaurus"
12.4. Denis G. Arnold, "Texaco in the Ecuadorean Amazon"
* 12.5 Cheryl Davenport, "The Broken 'Buy-One, Give-One' Model: 3 Ways to Save Toms Shoes"
* 12.6 Morgan Carroll and Rhonda Fields, "Protect Us From Fracking" 13. WHEN THE BUCK STOPS HERE: LEADERSHIP
Joanne B. Ciulla, "What Is Good Leadership?"
Niccolo Machiavelli, "Is It Better to Be Loved than Feared?"
Box: "Lao Tzu and Tao-te-ching"
* Al Gini, "Moral Leadership and Business Ethics"
* Joanne B. Ciulla, "Why Business Leaders' Values Matter"
Dean C. Ludwig and Clinton O. Longnecker, "The Bathsheba Syndrome: The Ethical Failure of Successful Leaders"
Robert Greenleaf, "Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness"
Box: "Plato on Why Ethical People Don't Want to Be Leaders" Cases
13.1. George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"
13.2. Mary Ann Glynn and Timothy J. Dowd, "Martha Stewart Focuses on Her Salad"
13.3. Joanne B. Ciulla, "Merck and Roy Vagelos: The Values of Leaders"
* 13.4 Katherine Burton and Saijel Kishan, "How Raj Rajaratnam Gave Galleon Group Its 'Edge'" 14. WHO'S MINDING THE STORE? THE ETHICS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Ralph Nader, Mark Green, and Joel Seligman, "Who Rules the Corporation?"
Irving S. Shapiro, "Power and Accountability: The Changing Role of the Corporate Board of Directors"
Box: Immanuel Kant, "Advice for Corporate Directors"
Box: "Corporate-Governance Reform"
Rebecca Reisner, "When Does the CEO Just Quit?"
Tom Dunfee, "Corporate Governance in a Market with Morality"
John J. McCall, "Employee Voice in Corporate Governance: A Defense of Strong Participation Rights"
Box: "Does Governance Need Government?"
Box: Warren Buffett, "Advice to Outside Auditors" Cases
14.1. Michael Lewis, "Selling Your Sole at Birkenstock"
14.2. Dennis Moberg and Edward Romar, "The Good Old Boys at WorldCom"
14.3. Robert Reich, "Corporate Governance and Democracy"
* 14.4. David Seltzer, "Pump It Up"
* 14.5. Lefteris Pitarakis, "Fight Corporate Crimes with More than Fines" 15. IS EVERYTHING FOR SALE? THE FUTURE OF THE FREE MARKET
Aristotle, "Two Kinds of Commerce"
Adam Smith, "The Benefits of Capitalism"
Karl Marx, "Commodity Fetishism"
Robert Heilbroner, "Reflections on the Triumph of Capitalism"
John Stuart Mill, "Laissez-faire and Education"
* John Maynard Keynes, "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren" (1930)
E. F. Schumacher, "Buddhist Economics"
Amartya Sen, "The Economics of Poverty"
Thorstein Veblen, "Pecuniary Emulation and Conspicuous Consumption"
Daniel Bell, "The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism"
Robert Reich, "Supercapitalism"
* Thomas Frank, "Too Smart to Fail: Notes on an Age of Folly"
Robert Kuttner, "Everything For Sale" Cases
15.1. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Blood for Sale"
15.2. Tom L. Beauchamp, Jeff Green, and Sasha Lyutse, "Cocaine at the Fortune-500 Level"
15.3. Megan McArdle, "Right to Work"