The Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business / Edition 8

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This highly effective text has chapters arranged in seven functional modules to emphasize how legal topics relate to business functions like marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, and manufacturing. Streamlined for easy readability, the text contains excerpted cases offering substantial portions of original language of the court. In addition, the text presents a strong emphasis on ethics, international law and environmental law as well as Internet applications to encourage students to use the Web as a resource.

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"This is a very well written textbook directed at the very best of the nation's undergraduates. The case selection is intelligent and sometimes humorous. The functional emphasis is a fine organizing tool and a good way to confirm the value of this course to students in a variety of majors. The Central point is that this is an ideal text for a classroom with students comfortably in the top quarter of American undergraduates."

"This text is among the best in case editing and presentation. The suggested readings at the end of the chapter are also a great resource. This feature would be especially helpful in graduate (MBA) classes."

"My favorite aspect of this text is its useful infusion of ethics throughout."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324154740
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/21/2003
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 825
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

MODULE ONE: LEGAL AND BUSINESS ETHICS, OVERVIEW, AND FINDING THE LAW 1. The Law: Legal and Business Ethics 2. Overview and Finding the Law MODULE TWO: BUSINESS AND LEGAL SYSTEMS: COURTS, LEGISLATURES, ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES, CONSTITUTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW AFFECTING REGULATION 3. Sources of Law: Political and Institutional 4. Settling Legal Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Lawsuits 5. Business and the Constitution 6. Government Regulation: Overview 7. Government Regulation: Anatomy and Enforcement of a Regulation 8. Public Law in International Business 9. Private Business Dealings in International Contexts MODULE THREE: PRIVATE LAW AFFECTING ENTREPRENEURS 10. Torts: Negligence, Strict Liability, and Intentional Torts 11. Nature, Definition, and Classification of Contracts 12. Property 13. Intellectual Property and Technology MODULE FOUR:LAW AFFECTING THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 14. Employer-Employee Relations: Rules in Common Law 15. Important Statutes in Employer-Employee Relations 16. Employment Discrimination 17. Federal Labor Law: Unionization and Collective Bargaining MODULE FIVE: LAW AFFECTING BUSINESS FINANCING 18. Business Organizations 19. Securities Regulation MODULE SIX: LAW EFFECTING THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT 20. Antitrust Law 21. The Federal Trade Commission Act, Franchising, and Unfair Competition 22. Consumer Protection MODULE SEVEN: LAW AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT 23. Product Liability 24. Environmental Law

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