The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

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Overview

Up-to-date and in-depth analyses of leading topics and issues

Comprehensive philosophical treatment of business ethics

Twenty-four original and detailed chapters by accomplished philosophers in the field

A substantive introduction to the field and to the chapters in the volume

Up-to-date recommendations for further reading in each area discussed

Innovative presentations of seldom-addressed issues of business ethics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195307955
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

George G. Brenkert is Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

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Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Introduction 3

Part I Basic Philosophical Issues

1 The Methods of Business Ethics Ronald M. Green Aine Donovan 21

2 The Place of Ethical Theory in Business Ethics Robert Audi 46

Part II Competitive Markets and Corporate Responsibility

3 The Idea and Ideal of Capitalism Gerald Gaus 73

4 The Public Authority of the Managers of Private Organizations Christopher McMahon 100

5 Corporate Responsibility and Its Constituents Kenneth E. Goodpaster 126

Part III Economic Justice and Consumer Rights

6 Executive Compensation: Unjust or Just Right? John R. Boatright 161

7 Just Access to Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Paul T. Menzel 202

Part IV Universal Norms and the Relativity of moral judgments

8 Relativism, Multiculturalism, and Universal Norms: Their Role in Business Ethics Tom I. Beauchamp 235

9 Business and Human Rights: A Principle and Value-Based Analysis Wesley Cragg 267

10 Moral Issues in Globalization Carol C. Gould 305

Part V The Use and Protection op Information

11 Deception and Information Disclosure in Business and Professional Ethics Thomas L. Carson 335

12 Informational Privacy Richard A. Spinello 366

13 The Moral Problem in Insider Trading Alan Strudler 388

14 Intellectual Property Rights Richard T. De George 408

Part VI Incentives and Influence

15 Conflicts of Interest Wayne Norman Chris MacDonald 441

16 Corruption and Bribery Manuel Velasquez 471

17 Business in Politics: Lobbying and Corporate Campaign Contributions Andrew Stark 501

Part VI Employee Rights and Corporate Responsibilities

18 Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Diversity in Business Bernard Boxill 535

19 Whistle-Blowing, Moral Integrity, and Organizational Ethics George G. Brenkert 563

20 Employment at Will and Employee Rights John J. McCall Patricia H. Werhane 602

21 Working Conditions: Safety and Sweatshops Denis G. Arnold 628

Part VIII Safety, Risk, and Harm

22 Environmental Ethics and Business Lisa H. Newton 657

23 The Mirage of Product Safety John Hasnas 677

Part IX Creating Moral Organizations

24 Organizational Integrity and Moral Climates Norman E. Bowie 701

Index 725

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended Book

    The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics is a very comprehensive book about business ethics. The topics and discussions of various moral issues are very interesting and in depth. The book presents the reader with different views on the subject of ethics. This is a very good volume for any person wanting to know more about ethics in business and what the proper conduct should be present with business, employees and the public. I highly recommend this book for anyone needing a more detailed explanation of ethics and what is involved. You cannot go wrong in buying this volume.

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