Business Ethics: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Manuel G. Velasquez  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
434
Pub.-date
July 2013
ISBN13
9781292022819
ISBN
1292022817
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Resolving Moral Issues in Business.

 

The ethical landscape of business is constantly changing, and the new edition of Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases has been revised to keep pace with those changes most effecting business: accelerating globalization, constant technological updates, proliferating of business scandals.

 

Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases introduces the reader to the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business; imparts the reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions; identifies moral issues specific to a business; provides an understanding of the social, technological, and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise; and supplies case studies of actual moral conflicts faced by businesses.

 

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Engage Students - Study questions at the beginning of each chapter, definitions of key terms in the margins, a glossary, chapter-end study and discussion questions, end-of-chapter web resources, and chapter-opening concrete examples / cases all ensure students’ complete understanding of the material.

 

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Features

RESOLVING MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS

Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases:

  • Provides a critical discussion of four kinds of moral principles: 1) Utilitarian principles 2) Principles based on moral rights 3) Principles of justice, and 4) Principles of an ethic or care. (ex. p. 37)
  • Has apractical orientation that applies ethical theory to specific moral issues such as: the ethics of markets and prices, environmental and consumer issues, and employee issues. (ex. p. 246)
  • Emphasizes the strategic importance of ethics to securing a competitive advantage in business - arguing that ethical behavior can give a company significant competitive advantages over another company that is unethical. (ex. p. 205)

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  • MyThinkingLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases, 7/e
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  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
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IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Business Ethics: Concepts and Casesprovides summaries of the basic ideas discussed within the text in its margins; helping students learn to assess what the core issues are. (ex. p. 52)
  • Standardized chapters present conceptual materials first, and then offer discussion cases second - getting students to critically think about the material they are learning. (ex. p. 64)

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Study questions at the beginning of each chapter, definitions of key terms in the margins, a glossary, and Chapter-end study and discussion questions ensure students’ complete understanding of the material.
  • Chapter-opening concrete examples or cases highlight the concepts to be discussed. (ex. p. 74)
  • End-of-chapter web resources direct students to where they can find more information, improving their ability to reason about moral matters. (ex. p. 64)

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New to this Edition

Found in this section:
1. Overview of Changes
2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

1. Overview of changes

 

RESOLVING MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS

  • New! Up-to-date statistics and data in all chapters. (ex. p. 217)
  • New! Discussions of moral reasoning, corporate social responsibility, impediments to moral behavior, the influence of unconscious processes on moral behavior, globalization, technology, predatory pricing, the fraud triangle, sustainability, the value of work, recent business scandals, and much more. (ex.p. 198)

PERSONALIZE LEARNING

  • New! MyThinkingLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases, 7/e.
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  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
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IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • NEW! Twelve “On the Edge” short cases, six updated short cases, and eight illustrated short cases are included in the body of the chapters. (ex. p. 286)

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • NEW! Eight ABC News video clips - posted to www.mythinkinglab.com - accompany eight of the end-of-chapter cases.
  • NEW! Graphs and charts, new pictures, and othervisual materials. (ex. p. 290)

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2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

Chapter 1  Ethics and Business

  • New! Discussions of corporate social responsibility, integrative social contracts theory, the link between emotions and moral reasoning, and impediments to moral behavior.
  • New! “On the Edge” short case has been added entitled “A Traditional Business,” and an older one entitled “Was National Semiconductor Morally Responsible?” has been removed a
  • Added! The end-of-chapter case “Aaron Beam and the HealthSouth Fraud”
  • Removed and Archived:  “Enron’s Fall” was removed and archived.

Chapter 2  Ethical Principles in Business

  • Expanded! Discussion of the mistakes people can make when approaching utilitarian theory for the first time.
  • New! Discussion of the claim that context, not character, determines moral behavior
  • New! Section on the influence of unconscious mental processes on moral behavior
  • New! Discussion of the relation between conscious moral reasoning on the one hand, and unconscious moral decision-making, moral intuition, and cultural influences on the other hand.
  • Added! “On The Edge” short case titled “Should Companies Dump Their Wastes in Poor Countries?
  • Removed: “On the Edge” short case, “Conflict Diamonds” , end-of chapter case “Publius” 
  • Added!: End-of chapter case named “Traidos Bank and Roche’s Drug Trials in China.”

Chapter 3  The Business System: Government, Markets, and International Trade

  • Revised! Introduction and an expanded discussion of “alienation” in Marx.
  • New! “On the Edge” short cases include: “Commodification or How Free should Free Markets Be?” and “Marx’s Children,”
  • Removed and Archived: “Brian’s Franchise”
  • Replaced: The older end-of-chapter case “Glaxo-SmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and AIDS in Africa” was replaced with the new case “The GM Bailout.”

Chapter 4  Ethics in the Marketplace

  • Revised! Introduction
  • New! Discussion of predatory pricing,
  • New! Section on “Incentives, Opportunities, and Rationalization.”
  • New! End-of-chapter case “Intel’s ‘Rebates’ and Other Ways It ‘Helped’ Customers” replaces the older “Playing Monopoly: Microsoft.”

Chapter 5   Ethics and the Environment

  • Revised! Introduction,
  • Revised and Updated! Discussions of pollution and resource depletion, discussions of pollution and resource depletion updated with new charts and graphs.
  • New! Section on sustainability was added.
  • New! “On the Edge” short case, “Ford’s Toxic Wastes” replaced “The Aroma of Tacoma,” and the short case
  • Revised! “The Auto Companies in China” and end-of-chapter cases

Chapter 6  The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing

  • Revised! Introduction
  • New! Short case “ Selling Personalized Genetics”
  • Revised! Two cases on the tobacco industry
  • Added! End-of-chapter case, “Reducing Debts at Credit Solution of America”
  • Removed: “The Ford/Firestone Debacle”

Chapter 7 The Ethics of Job Discrimination

  • Updated! All the statistical materials and end-of-chapter cases
  • Added! New graphs
  • New! “On The Edge” short cases; “Helping Patients at Plainfield Healthcare Center” and “Driving for Old Dominion.”
  • Removed: “Wall Street” It’s a Man’s World” and the section on comparable worth programs

Chapter 8   Ethics and the Employee

  • Revised and Updated! All the statistics, the discussions of conflicts of interest
  • New! Discussion on the value of work
  • New! Short cases; “HP’s Secrets and Oracle’s New Hire,” “Insider Trading or What Are Friends For?” and “Sergeant Quon’s Text Messages.”

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

 

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Contents

Preface

 

PART ONE
Basic Principles

 

Chapter 1
Ethics and Business

Chapter 2
Ethical Principles in Business 

 

PART TWO
The Market and Business

 

Chapter 3
The Business System: Government, Markets, 

Chapter 4
Ethics in the Marketplace

 

PART THREE
Business and Its External Exchanges:

Ecology and Consumers

 

Chapter 5
Ethics and the Environment  

Chapter 6
The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing  

 

PART FOUR
Business and Its Internal Constituencies

 

Chapter 7
The Ethics of Job Discrimination

Chapter 8
Ethics and the Employee

 

Notes

Index

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

ContentsPreface

 

PART ONE
Basic Principles

 

Chapter 1
Ethics and Business

Introduction

1.1 The Nature of Business Ethics

ON THE EDGE: Was National Semiconductor Morally Responsible?

1.2 Ethical Issues in Business

ON THE EDGE: A Traditional Business

1.3 Moral Responsibility and Blame

ON THE EDGE: WorldCom’s Whistleblower

ON THE EDGE: Gun Manufacturers and Responsibility

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Slavery in the Chocolate Industry

Aaron Beam and the HealthSouth Fraud

 

Chapter 2
Ethical Principles in Business

Introduction

2.1 Utilitarianism: Weighing Social Costs and Benefits

2.2 Rights and Duties

ON THE EDGE: Should Companies Dump Their Wastes In Poor

Countries?

ON THE EDGE: Working for Eli Lilly & Company

ON THE EDGE: Conflict Diamonds

ON THE EDGE: ExxonMobil, Amerada Hess, and Marathon Oil in

Equatorial Guinea

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Traidos Bank and Roche’s Drug Trials in China

 

PART TWO
The Market and Business

 

Chapter 3
The Business System: Government, Markets,

and International Trade

Introduction

3.1 Free Markets and Rights: John Locke

3.2 Free Markets and Utility: Adam Smith

3.3 Free Trade and Utility: David Ricardo

3.4 Marx and Justice: Criticizing Markets and Free Trade

ON THE EDGE: Commodification or How Free Should Free Markets Be?

ON THE EDGE: Marx’s Children

3.5 Conclusion: The Mixed Economy, the New Property,

and the End of Marxism

ON THE EDGE: Napster’s Lost Revolution

ON THE EDGE: Brian’s Franchise

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

The GM Bailout

Accolade versus Sega

 

Chapter 4
Ethics in the Marketplace

Introduction

4.1 Perfect Competition

4.2 Monopoly Competition

ON THE EDGE: Drug Company Monopolies and Profits

4.3 Oligopolistic Competition

4.4 Oligopolies and Public Policy

ON THE EDGE: Fixing the Computer Memory Market

ON THE EDGE: Oracle and Peoplesoft

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Intel’s “Rebates” and Other Ways It “Helped” Customers

Archer Daniels Midland and the Friendly Competitors

 

PART THREE
Business and Its External Exchanges:

Ecology and Consumers

 

Chapter 5
Ethics and the Environment

Introduction

5.1 The Dimensions of Pollution and Resource Depletion

5.2 The Ethics of Pollution Control

5.3 The Ethics of Conserving Depletable Resources

ON THE EDGE: Ford’s Toxic Wastes

ON THE EDGE: The Auto Companies in China

ON THE EDGE: Exporting Poison

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

The Ok Tedi Copper Mine

Gas or Grouse?

 

Chapter 6
The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing

Introduction

6.1 Markets and Consumer Protection

6.2 The Contract View of Business Firm’s Duties to Consumers

6.3 The Due Care Theory

ON THE EDGE: The Tobacco Companies and Product Safety

6.4 The Social Costs View of the Manufacturer’s Duties

ON THE EDGE: Selling Personalized Genetics

6.5 Advertising Ethics

ON THE EDGE: Advertising Death to Kids?

ON THE EDGE: New Balance and the “Made in USA” Label

6.6 Consumer Privacy

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Becton Dickinson and Needle Sticks

Reducing Debts at Credit Solutions of America

 

PART FOUR
Business and Its Internal Constituencies

 

Chapter 7
The Ethics of Job Discrimination

Introduction

7.1 Job Discrimination: Its Nature

ON THE EDGE: Helping Patients at Plainfield Healthcare Center

7.2 Discrimination: Its Extent

7.3 DISCRIMINATION: UTILITY, RIGHTS, AND JUSTICE

7.4 Affirmative Action

ON THE EDGE: Driving for Old Dominion

ON THE EDGE: Peter Oiler and Winn-Dixie Stores

CASES FOR DISCUSSION

Should Kroger pay now for what a Ralphs’ Employee did in the Past

Wal-Mart’s Women

 

Notes

Index