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Markets, Ethics, and Business Ethics

By Steve Scalet

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 25, 2013


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.


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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Assess arguments that respond to each other by either criticizing what has gone before or by developing themes in alternative ways.Recog
  • Debate any given topic by considering the structure of the best competing arguments for any given position
  • Critically assess leading controversies in business ethics

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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 Theory of Corporate Responsibility

Chapter 5. The Stakeholder Theory of Corporate Responsibility


III. Efficiency and Welfare: The Most Common Ethical Guides in Business and Economics

Chapter 6. Efficiency and Well-being

Chapter 7. Public Goods and the Utilitarian Tradition

Chapter 8. The Invisible Hand: Balancing Ethics, Incentives, and Institutions


IV. Ethics Beyond Efficiency

Chapter 9. Freedom 

Chapter 10. Rights 

Chapter 11. Equality 

Chapter 12. What People Deserve

Chapter 13. Relationships and Character

Chapter 14. Community and the Common Good


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ISBN-10: 0-205-78584-0

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-78584-1

Format: Alternate Binding

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