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Ethics and the Conduct of Business, 7th Edition

By John R. Boatright

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 23, 2011

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Ethical Issues in Developing Business Policies

 

Ethics and the Conduct of Business is a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the most prominent issues in the field of business ethics, and the major positions and arguments on these issues.  Numerous real-life examples and case studies are used throughout the book to increase understanding of issues, stimulate class discussion, and show the relevance of the discussion to real-life business practice.

 

Note: The focus of Ethics and the Conduct of Business is primarily on ethical issues that corporate decision makers face in developing policies about employees, customers, and the general public. The positions and arguments on these issues are taken from a wide variety of sources, including economics and the law.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

Improve Critical Thinking - A substantial amount of legal material is contained within Ethics and the Conduct of Business. Not only because the law addresses many ethical issues, but also because the management decision-making process must take into account relevant legal practices.

 

Engage Students - This book employs fifty case studies that firmly illustrate the wide variety of issues pertaining to business ethics and enable students to engage in ethical decision making.

 

Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier!  You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides.  Plus, a substantial number of cases within Ethics and the Conduct of Business provide the opportunity for a case-study approach or a combined lecture/discussion format for your course.

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

Preface 
        Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
    Ethics in the World of Business

Chapter 2    Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 3    Ethical Theories
Chapter 4    Whistle-Blowing
Chapter 5    Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest
Chapter 6    Privacy
Chapter 7    Discrimination and Affirmative Action
Chapter 8    Employment Rights
Chapter 9    Occupational Health and Safety  

Chapter 10    Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety

Chapter 11    Ethics in Finance

Chapter 12    Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter 13    Corporate Governance and Accountability

Chapter 14    International Business Ethics 
        Index


 

2. COMPREHENSIVE

 

Preface 
        Acknowledgments


Chapter 1    Ethics in the World of Business
CASE 1.1 Merck and the Marketing Vioxx
INTRODUCTION
BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
CASE 1.2 The Ethics of Hardball
ETHICS, ECONOMICS, AND LAW
ETHICS AND MANAGEMENT
ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS
CASE 1.3 Beech-Nut’s Bogus Apple Juice
CASE 1.4 KPMG’s Tax Shelter Business

 

Chapter 2    Ethical Decision Making
CASE 2.1 HP and the Smart Chip
INTRODUCTION
MARKET ETHICS    
ROLES, RELATIONSHIPS AND FIRMS
ETHICAL REASONING
CASE 2.2 Lavish Pay at Harvard
CASE 2.3 Fraud at WorldCom
CASE 2.4 Broken Trust at Bankers Trust
 
Chapter 3    Ethical Theories
CASE 3.1 Big Brother at Procter & Gamble
INTRODUCTION
UTILITARIANISM
KANTIAN ETHICS
VIRTUE ETHICS
RIGHTS AND JUSTICE
CASE 3.2 Exporting Pollution
CASE 3.3 Clean Hands in a Dirty Business
CASE 3.4 A Sticky Situation
CASE 3.5 An Auditor's Dilemma

 

Chapter 4     Whistle-Blowing
CASE 4.1 Time’s Persons of the Year
INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS WHISTLE-BLOWING?
THE JUSTIFICATION OF WHISTLE-BLOWING
IS THERE A RIGHT TO BLOW THE WHISTLE?
DEVELOPING A WHISTLE-BLOWING POLICY
CASE 4.2 A Whistle-Blower Accepts a “Deal”
CASE 4.3 A Whistle-Blower’s Quandary

 

Chapter 5    Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest
CASE 5.1 The Aggressive Ad Agency
INTRODUCTION
TRADE SECRET PROTECTION
COMPETITOR INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
CASE 5.2 The Conflict of an Insurance Broker
CASE 5.3 Procter & Gamble Goes Dumpster Diving

 

Chapter 6    Privacy
CASE 6.1 Psychological Testing at Dayton Hudson
INTRODUCTION
CHALLENGES TO PRIVACY
THE MEANING AND VALUE OF PRIVACY
THE PRIVACY OF EMPLOYEE RECORDS
PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET
CASE 6.2 Information Handling at ChoicePoint
CASE 6.3 Plugging Leaks at HP

 

Chapter 7    Discrimination and Affirmative Action
CASE 7.1 Race Discrimination at Texaco
INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
ARGUMENTS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
AVOIDING DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
CASE 7.2 Jacksonville Shipyards
CASE 7.3 Sex Discrimination at Wal-Mart

 

Chapter 8    Employment Rights
CASE 8.1 The Firing of Robert Greeley
INTRODUCTION
UNJUST DISMISSAL
EXPRESSION AND PARTICIPATION
JUST COMPENSATION
CASE 8.2 Worker Participation at Saturn
CASE 8.3 Health Benefits at Wal-Mart

 

Chapter 9    Occupational Health and Safety
CASE 9.1 When Is an Accident a Crime?
INTRODUCTION
THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM
CASE 9.2 Whirlpool Corporation 2
THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT AND REFUSE HAZARDOUS WORK
CASE 9.3 Johnson Controls, Inc.
THE PROBLEM OF REPRODUCTIVE HAZARDS
CASE 9.4 Genetic Testing at Burlington Northern

 

Chapter 10    Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety
CASE 10.1 Selling Hope
INTRODUCTION
MARKETING
ADVERTISING
PRODUCT SAFETY
CASE 10.2 Volvo’s “Bear Foot” Misstep
CASE 10.3 The Ford–Firestone Brawl

 

Chapter 11    Ethics in Finance
CASE 11.1 Merrill Lynch and the Nigerian Barge Deal
INTRODUCTION
FINANCIAL SERVICES
FINANCIAL MARKETS
INSIDER TRADING
HOSTILE TAKEOVERS
CASE 11.2 Strong Capital Management Mutual Funds
CASE 11.3 Martha Stewart: Inside Trader?
CASE 11.4 Oracle’s Hostile Bid for PeopleSoft

 

Chapter 12    Corporate Social Responsibility 347
CASE 12.1 Competing Visions at Malden Mills
INTRODUCTION
THE DEBATE OVER CSR
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CSR
IMPLEMENTING CSR
CASE 12.2 Starbucks and Fair Trade Coffee
CASE 12.3 Timberland and Community Service

 

Chapter 13    Corporate Governance and Accountability
CASE 13.1 Shareholder Rights at Cracker Barrel
INTRODUCTION
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
CASE 13.2 Bath Iron Works
CORPORATE ETHICS
CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY
CASE 13.3 Sears Auto Centers
CASE 13.4 The Sale of Transunion

 

Chapter 14    International Business Ethics
CASE 14.1 Mattel’s Toy Woes
INTRODUCTION
DIFFERENT STANDARDS
GUIDELINES FOR MULTINATIONALS
WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
FOREIGN BRIBERY
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
CASE 14.2 H. B. Fuller in Honduras
CASE 14.3 Bribery at Siemens
CASE 14.4 Google in China 
        Index

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