Ethics at Work (NetEffect Series)

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Barbara G. Cox / Robert W. Hunt / Matthew B. Hunt  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
112
Pub.-date
March 2004
ISBN13
9780130450319
ISBN
0130450316
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Description

For courses in Business Ethics.

This easy-to-understand text presents students with insightful discussion of practical business issues in today's workplace. It contains numerous examples, and real-world case studies and questions that illustrate dilemmas students can resolve.

Features

  • Coverage of significant aspects of ethics in the context of business.
    • Guides learners to make their own ethical decisions.

  • Real-world case studies-Taken from the real-world of business today.
    • Gives learners practice in making ethical decisions.

  • Many and varied pre-reading and post-reading activities for each case study-Includes questions to be answered individually; activities for pairs of students; role playing; and class discussion questions.
    • Provides learners with variety and choices that enhance their thinking.

  • Use of cartoons and humor in each chapter-opening and throughout-To make serious points.
    • Enables students to enter discussion of serious material without feeling threatened or put off by the subject matter.

  • Food-for-thought boxes.
    • Challenges students to think about particular examples in the context of the material they are reading, and shows them that ethics questions frequently have many perspectives.

  • Pull quotes-Gives students the key point of a section as preview or reminder.
    • Underscores important points and issues for students to focus on.

Table of Contents

I. THINKING ABOUT ETHICS IN THE CONTEXT OF BUSINESS.

1. Theory and Practice.
2. Values and Principles.
3. Sources of Influence.
4. Ethical Judgments.
5. Justification, Rationalization, and the Analysis of Moral Choices.
6. Guidelines for Decision Making.
7. Individual Traits and Character.
8. Corporate Character and the Role of Leadership.

II. CASE STUDIES.

Introduction to Case Studies.
“Conflicting Loyalties.”
“Good Consequences.”
“Inside Knowledge.”
“The Game.”
“Padding.”
“Local Customs.”
“Directors Debate.”
“Expenses.”
“Taking Advantage.”

Reader Review(s)

"This book reassures the reader that ethical decisions require judgment (there is no recipe) and therefore are inherently messy . . . . Despite the inherent messiness, some ethical decisions are better than others and the choices affect who we are/become." - Michael Moch

"The style of this book is straightforward and easy to read." - William Tita


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