An Introduction to Business Ethics / Edition 1

An Introduction to Business Ethics / Edition 1

by George D. Chryssides, John H. Kaler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0412460807

ISBN-13: 9780412460807

Pub. Date: 12/01/1993

Publisher: Chapman & Hall

An Introduction to Business Ethics explores the issues of individual and corporate responsibility in business, and integrates many contemporary and classic readings with the text. The book has a cross-cultural approach and case studies are used throughout.  See more details below

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An Introduction to Business Ethics explores the issues of individual and corporate responsibility in business, and integrates many contemporary and classic readings with the text. The book has a cross-cultural approach and case studies are used throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412460807
Publisher:
Chapman & Hall
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
600

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Table of Contents

1Setting the scene1
2Business ethics: its scope and purpose11
Moral issues in business37
The ethical side of enterprise50
The wealth of nations63
Why 'good' managers make bad ethical choices66
Case study: Ethically active business: the work of business in the community76
3Ethical theory79
Cognitivism and non-cognitivism80
Religious morality84
Consequentialism versus non-consequentialism88
Utilitarianism: an ethic of welfare91
Kantianism: an ethic of duty97
Natural law: an ethic of rights101
Applying ethical theories103
Is business bluffing ethical?108
Does it pay to bluff in business?118
Rule utilitarianism, equality and justice125
Virtues and business ethics136
Case study: Assessing the ethics of business: the new consumer survey143
4Capitalism, markets and justice147
What is capitalism?148
Markets, social markets and market socialism156
Is capitalism just?167
From unjust markets to just distribution187
Can socialism change its spots?193
The capitalist system and the worker: Analysis and summary of the encyclicals197
Anarchy, state and utopia209
A theory of justice213
Case study: Employee capitalism: the story of NFC221
5Corporations and responsibility225
The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits249
A stakeholder theory of the modern corporation: Kantian capitalism254
Can a corporation have a conscience?266
Corporate moral agency: the case for anthropological bigotry279
Case study: Making the punishment fit the crime: the Zeebrugge disaster287
6The work place: employment291
The just wage307
An employee bill of rights310
Is an employee bill of rights needed?318
The right to work: law and ideology322
'Because you are a woman'326
Sexual justice336
Case study: Opportunity 2000343
7Accounting and investment347
Creative accounting360
ED42 - the end of creative accounting?368
Accountability and acquisitions373
The relevance of ethics: a practical problem analysed377
Ethics in auditing382
Auditor independence: a real issue?385
Case study: Polly Peck400
8Reaching the markets403
The hidden persuaders414
Advertising in Britain417
The affluent society423
The non sequitur of the 'dependence effect'432
Advertising as communication435
Herself reappraised438
Speaking up for advertising442
Case study: Cigarette advertising450
9The greening of business453
The carrying capacity of our global environment - a look at the ethical alternatives464
Buddhist economics477
A bill of goods? Green consuming in perspective483
Is the end of the world at hand?487
Environmental problems in our daily lives498
Case study: The Body Shop503
10Ethics and international business507
Kant's 'kingdom of ends'511
Other possible approaches513
Some words of advice517
Managerial thinking: an international study521
Managers and their value systems532
In the market place544
Towards an interest-free Islamic economic system549
This confused society553
The art of Japanese management563
Case study: City of Joy566
Further reading570
Index576

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