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Promotes a deeper understanding of markets, corporate responsibility and business ethics
Markets, Ethics, and Business Ethics provides an introductory discussion on basic, challenging concepts of business ethics: markets, property rights, law, and corporations.This title presents a balance of institutional perspectives and the concrete decisions people make within those institutions. The text studies the rules and incentives of a business system as well as the ethical decisions that people confront within their roles as consumers, investors, managers, owners, employees, and citizens.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: The Approach of the Book, Chapter Previews, A Primer on Ethics
I. BASIC CONCEPTS
Chapter 1. Markets
Chapter 2. The Nature of Property
Chapter 3. Property Rights, Markets, and Law
II. CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Chapter 4. The Stockholder View of Corporate Responsibility
Chapter 5. The Stakeholder View of Corporate Responsibility
III. EFFICIENCY AND WELFARE: THE MOST COMMON ETHICAL GUIDES IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Chapter 6. Efficiency and Welfare
Chapter 7. Public Goods and the Utilitarian Tradition
Chapter 8. The Invisible Hand: Assessing the Dance Between Ethics, Incentives, Chapter 9. Institutions
IV. ETHICS AND BEYOND EFFICIENCY
Chapter 10. Freedom
Chapter 11. Rights
Chapter 12. Equality
Chapter 13. What People Deserve
Chapter 14. Relationships and Character
Chapter 15. Community and the Common Good
V. THE POINT OF ETHICS
Chapter 16. The Value of An Ethical Life