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Introduction to Business Ethic
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An Introduction to Business Ethics, 4/e

Joseph DesJardins, College of St. Benedict/St.John's University

ISBN: 0073535818
Copyright year: 2011

Table of Contents



Preface

Chapter One: Why Study Ethics?

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme
           Discussion Questions
  1.1    Why Study Business Ethics?
  1.2    Values and Ethics: Doing Good and Doing Well
  1.3    The Nature and Goals of Business Ethics
  1.4    Business Ethics and the Law
  1.5    Ethics and Ethos
  1.6    Morality, Virtues, and Social Ethics
  1.7    Ethical Perspectives: Managers and Other Stakeholders
  1.8    A Model for Ethical Decision Making
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Two: Ethical Theory and Business

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: AIG Bonuses and Executive Salary Caps
           Discussion Questions
  2.1    Introduction
  2.2    Ethical Relativism and Reasoning in Ethics
  2.3    Modern Ethical Theory: Utilitarianism
  2.4    Challenges to Utilitarianism
  2.5    Utilitarianism and Business Policy
  2.6    Deontological Ethics
  2.7    Virtue Ethics
  2.8    Summary and Review
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Three: Corporate Social Responsibility

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Walmart: Socially Responsible and Green?
           Discussion Questions
  3.1    Introduction
  3.2    The Economic Model of Corporate Social Responsibility
  3.3    Critical Assessment of the Economic Model: The Utilitarian Defense
  3.4    Critical Assessment of the Economic Model: The Private Property Defense
  3.5    The Philanthropic Model of Corporate Social Responsibility
  3.6    Modified Version of the Economic Model: The Moral Minimum
  3.7    The Stakeholder Theory of Corporate Social Responsibility
  3.8    The Strategic Model of Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainability
  3.9    Summary and Review
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Four: Corporate Culture, Governance, and Ethical Leadership

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Is Steve Jobs Health a Private Matter?
           Discussion Questions
  4.1    Introduction
  4.2    What is Corporate Culture?
  4.3    Culture and Ethics
  4.4    Ethical Leadership and Corporate Culture
  4.5    Effective Leadership and ethical Leadership
  4.6    Building a Values-Based Corporate Culture
  4.7    Mandating and Enforcing Ethical Culture:
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Five: The Meaning and Value of Work

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs
           Discussion Questions
  5.1    Introduction
  5.2    The Meanings of Work
  5.3    The Value of Work
  5.4    Conventional Views of Work
  5.5    The Human Fulfillment Model
  5.6    The Liberal Model of Work
  5.7    Business’s Responsibility for Meaningful Work
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Six: Moral Rights in the Workplace

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Electronic Privacy at Work
           Discussion Questions
  6.1    Introduction: Employee Rights
  6.2    The Right to Work
  6.3    Employment at Will
  6.4    Due Process in the Workplace
  6.5    Participation Rights
  6.6    Employee Health and Safety
  6.7    Privacy in the Workplace
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Seven: Employee Responsibilities

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Conflicts of Interest in Subprime Mortgages and at Enron
           Discussion Questions
  7.1    Introduction
  7.2    The Narrow View of Employee Responsibilities: Employees as Agents
  7.3    Professional Ethics and the Gatekeeper Function
  7.4    Managerial Responsibilities and Conflicts of Interests
  7.5    Trust and Loyalty in the Workplace
  7.6    Responsibilities to Third Parties: Honesty, Whistleblowing, and Insider Trading
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Eight: Marketing Ethics: Product Safety and Pricing

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Life Cycle Responsibility for Products
           Discussion Questions
  8.1    Introduction: Marketing and Ethics
  8.2    The Ethical Issues in Marketing: An Overview
  8.3    Ethical Responsibility for Products: From Caveat Emptor to Negligence
  8.4    Strict Products Liability
  8.5    Ethics and Pricing
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Nine: Marketing Ethics: Advertising and Target Marketing

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Predatory Lending: Subprime Mortgages and Credit Cards
           Discussion Questions
  9.1    Introduction: Ethics of Sales, Advertising, and Product Placement
  9.2    Regulating Deceptive and Unfair Sales and Advertising
  9.3    Marketing Ethics and Consumer Autonomy
  9.4    Targeting the Vulnerable: Marketing and Sales
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Ten: Business’s Environmental Responsibilities

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Sustainable Business
           Discussion Questions
10.1    Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment
10.2    Business's Responsibility as Environmental Regulation
10.3    Business Ethics and Sustainable Economics
10.4    Business Ethics in the Age of Sustainable Development
10.5    The “Business Case” for Sustainability
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Eleven: Diversity and Discrimination

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Reverse Discrimination?
           Discussion Questions
11.1    Introduction: Diversity and Equality
11.2    Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action
11.3    Preferential Treatment in Employment
11.4    Arguments Against Preferential Hiring
11.5    Arguments in Support of Preferential Hiring
11.6    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


Chapter Twelve: International Business and Globalization

Learning Objectives
Discussion Case: Google and Doing Business in China
           Discussion Questions
12.1    Introduction
12.2    Ethical Relativism and Cross-Cultural Values
12.3    Cross-Cultural Values and International Rights
12.4    Globalization and International Business
12.5    Globalization and the Poor
12.6    "Race to the Bottom"
12.7    Democracy, Cultural Integrity, and Human Rights
           Reflections on the Chapter Discussion Case
           Chapter Review Questions


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