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Title:
Ethics and the conduct of business
Author:
Boatright, John Raymond, 1941-
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780130831453
Format :
Book

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Central Library HF5387 .B6 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This comprehensive single-author text provides balanced and thorough treatment of the most prominent issues of business ethics and the major positions and arguments on these issues. An abundance of cases facilitates both a case study approach and a combined lecture-discussion format. *NEW - Revised chapter on corporate social responsibility - Includes corporate governance and corporate ethics programs *NEW - Updated/expanded coverage - Includes updates on economic espionage and insider trading; an expanded chapter on privacy that covers consumers as well as employees; and foreign bribery added to the chapter on International Business Ethics *NEW - The Model Termination Act - Discussed in the chapter on unjust dismissal *NEW - 6 new cases - e.g., cases on Sears Auto Centers, discrimination at Texaco, and Shell Oil in Nigeria *Ethical theory as a basis for understanding ethical problems in business - Explains theory in easy-to-understand language and applies the theory explicitly to all issues *The legal perspective - Contains a substantial amount of background legal material *An integrated approach to business ethics - Considers the ethical, the economic, and the legal points of vie


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Ethics in the World of Business
Case 1.1 Johnson & Johnson: The Tylenol Crisis
Introduction
Business
Decision Making
Case 1.2 The Ethics of Hardball
Ethics, Economics, and Law Ethics and Management Business Ethics and Ethical Theory
Case 1.3 A Sticky Situation
Case 1.4 Argus Incorporated: A Leasing Triangle
2 Welfare, Rights, and Justice
Case 2.1 Beech-Nuts Bogus Apple Juice
Introduction
Utilitarianism
Rights and Justice
The Market System
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Case 2.2 Exporting Pollution
Case 2.3 An Auditors Dilemma
3 Equality, Liberty, and Virtue
Case 3.1 Big Brother at Procter & Gamble
Introduction
Kantian Ethics
Rawlss Egalitarian Theory
Libertarianism
Virtue Ethics
Case 3.2 Clean Hands in a Dirty Business
Case 3.3 Executive Compensation
4 Whistle-Blowing
Case 4.1 Times 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 Better Late than Never?
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
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 Three Challenges to Employee Privacy
Case 6.3 Ford Meter Box
7 Discrimination and Affirmative Action
Case 7.1 Discrimination at Texaco
Introduction
What is DIS

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