American Business Values / Edition 6 available in Paperback
Business is a Human Endeavor, Where Every Decision and Action Has a Personal Result for All Individuals Involved
The primary focus of this book is on American business values, but it also examines how those values are influencing people throughout the world, and how American values are, in turn, being influenced by other people. American Business Values helps readers to formulate their own values and goals. It challenges them to examine problems and to be aware of biases. It provides the tools to make informed ethical judgments and tells them what is required to form good moral habits and character.
The Sixth Edition adds new elements that discuss the changing values of industrialized nations and detail the interaction between the values of an employer and employee. Chapters have been updated and rewritten to reflect the latest research and newest trends.
About the Author
Gerald Cavanagh is the Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics and Professor of Management at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the author of 40 research articles and five books. Jerry Cavanagh held the Gasson Chair at Boston College, the Dirksen Chair of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University, and was Academic Vice President and Provost and Interim Dean at the College of Business Administration the University of Detroit Mercy. Cavanagh holds a B.S. in engineering (Case) and graduate degrees in philosophy and education (St. Louis U.), theology (Loyola, Chicago), a doctorate in management (Michigan State), and is a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He chaired the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management, and the All-Academy of Management Task Force on Ethics and he has served on the board of trustees of Fordham, Santa Clara, Xavier, Holy Cross, Loyola University of New Orleans and the University of Detroit. He enjoys backpacking and the National Parks.
Table of ContentsPreface
CHAPTER 1: A FREE MARKETS NEEDS ETHICAL NORMS
CHAPTER 2: MORAL MATURITY
CHAPTER 3: ETHICS IN BUSINESS
CHAPTER 4: HISTORY OF BUSINESS VALUES
CHAPTER 5: FACTORIES, IMMIGRANTS AND WEALTH
CHAPTER 6: CRITICS OF CAPITALISM
CHAPTER 7: PERSONAL VALUES AND THE FIRM
CHAPTER 8: LEADERS, TRUST AND WATCHDOGS
CHAPTER 9: GLOBALIZATION’S IMPACT ON AMERICAN VALUES
CHAPTER 10: FUTURE BUSINESS VALUES AND SUSTAINABILITY