Ethics and the Conduct of Business: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
John R. Boatright  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
July 2013
ISBN13
9781292022864
ISBN
1292022868
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Ethical Issues in Developing Business Policies

 

Ethics and the Conduct of Business is a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the most prominent issues in the field of business ethics, and the major positions and arguments on these issues.  Numerous real-life examples and case studies are used throughout the book to increase understanding of issues, stimulate class discussion, and show the relevance of the discussion to real-life business practice.

 

Note: The focus of Ethics and the Conduct of Business is primarily on ethical issues that corporate decision makers face in developing policies about employees, customers, and the general public. The positions and arguments on these issues are taken from a wide variety of sources, including economics and the law.

 

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

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Improve Critical Thinking - A substantial amount of legal material is contained within Ethics and the Conduct of Business. Not only because the law addresses many ethical issues, but also because the management decision-making process must take into account relevant legal practices.

 

Engage Students - This book employs fifty case studies that firmly illustrate the wide variety of issues pertaining to business ethics and enable students to engage in ethical decision making.

 

Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier!  You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides.  Plus, a substantial number of cases within Ethics and the Conduct of Business provide the opportunity for a case-study approach or a combined lecture/discussion format for your course.

 

Features

ETHICAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPING BUSINESS POLICIES

Ethics and the Conduct of Business creates a foundation for approaching business ethics. It:

  • Focuses on ethical issues that corporate decision-makers face in developing policies about employees, customers, and the general public. (ex. p . 17)
  • Stresses the importance of ethical theory as essential for a full understanding of the main issues in business ethics — without allowing theoretical concepts to overwhelm the text and other discussion elements.
  • Provides numerous examples throughout the text that explain key ethical points and shows their relevance to real-life business practices. (ex. p. 18)

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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 inEthics and the Conduct of Business, 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.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early–and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

 Ethics and the Conduct of Business incorporates the relation of business ethics to business law:

  • A substantial amount of legal material is contained within the book. Not only because the law addresses many ethical issues, but also because management decision-making must take account of relevant legal practices. (ex. p. 47)

ENGAGE STUDENTS

Ethics and the Conduct of Business utilizes up-to-date, real-life examples:

  • It employs fifty case studies that firmly illustrate the wide variety of issues pertaining to business ethics and enable students to engage in ethical decision making. (ex. p. 43)
  • NOTE: The case studies are not confined to a single academic discipline, but rather are widely debated by legislators, judges, government regulators, business leaders, journalists, and, indeed, virtually everyone interested in business.

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • A substantial number of cases within Ethics and the Conduct of Business provide ample opportunity for a case-study approach or a combined lecture/discussion format.
  • Instructor’s Manual with Tests (0205053408): For each chapter in the text, this resource provides a detailed outline, list of objectives, discussion questions, and suggested readings. In addition, test questions in multiple-choice, true/ false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer formats are available for each chapter; the answers are page-referenced to the text. For easy access, this manual is available within the instructor section of MyThinkingLab forEthics and the Conduct of Business, 7/eor at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.
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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


ETHICAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPING BUSINESS POLICIES

  • The preparation of the seventh edition of Ethics and the Conduct of Business has provided an opportunity to incorporate new developments and increase its value in the classroom. The major changes from the previous edition are:
  • Seven new cases - which bring the total number of cases up to 50 (for a net addition of three cases):
    1. Merck’s development of Vioxx
    2. Hewlett-Packard’s insertion of a smart chip in printers
    3. Bankers Trust’s handling of derivative sales to Procter & Gamble
    4. Lead paint on Mattel toys made in China
    5. The bribery scandal at Siemens
    6. The use of the federal False Claims Act by a whistle-blower
    7. The fiduciary duty of corporate directors


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 Ethics and the Conduct of Business, 7/e.
  • The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early—and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • New! Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • New! Chapters 1 & 2 now identify the ethics of market transactions and the ethics of roles, relationship and firms, and provides the ethical principles that guide each kind of ethics. (ex. p. 24)

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Chapter 14 was substantially rewritten and expanded to include a new section on doing business in ethically challenging environments of pervasive human rights abuses. (ex. p. 351)


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2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

Chapter 1 &2:

  • Revised! Now identifies the ethics of market transactions and the ethics of roles, relationship and firms, and provides the ethical principles that guide each kind of ethics.

 Chapter 2  Ethical Decision Making

  • New! Material on psychological approaches to ethical reason in addition to the previous discussion of a philosophical approach, and a new useful framework for ethical reasoning built around seven principles of commonsense morality.

Chapter 3  Ethical Theories

  • Revised! Now contains all the material on ethical theory in a compact easily understood form.

 Chapter 14  International Business Ethics

  • Substantially Rewritten and Expanded! Now contains a new section on doing business in ethically challenging environments of pervasive human rights abuses.

Table of Contents

 

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

Preface 
  Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
 Ethics in the World of Business

Chapter 2  Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 3  Ethical Theories
Chapter 4  Whistle-Blowing
Chapter 5  Trade Secrets and Conflict of Interest
Chapter 6  Privacy
Chapter 7  Discrimination and Affirmative Action
Chapter 8  Employment Rights
Chapter 9  Occupational Health and Safety  

Chapter 10  Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety

Chapter 11  Ethics in Finance

Chapter 12  Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter 13  Corporate Governance and Accountability

Chapter 14  International Business Ethics 
  Index

 

2. COMPREHENSIVE

 

Preface 
  Acknowledgments


Chapter 1  Ethics in the World of Business
CASE 1.1 Merck and the Marketing Vioxx
INTRODUCTION
BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
CASE 1.2 The Ethics of Hardball
ETHICS, ECONOMICS, AND LAW
ETHICS AND MANAGEMENT
ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS
CASE 1.3 Beech-Nut’s Bogus Apple Juice
CASE 1.4 KPMG’s Tax Shelter Business

 

Chapter 2  Ethical Decision Making
CASE 2.1 HP and the Smart Chip
INTRODUCTION
MARKET ETHICS    
ROLES, RELATIONSHIPS AND FIRMS
ETHICAL REASONING
CASE 2.2 Lavish Pay at Harvard
CASE 2.3 Fraud at WorldCom
CASE 2.4 Broken Trust at Bankers Trust
 
Chapter 3  Ethical Theories
CASE 3.1 Big Brother at Procter & Gamble
INTRODUCTION
UTILITARIANISM
KANTIAN ETHICS
VIRTUE ETHICS
RIGHTS AND JUSTICE
CASE 3.2 Exporting Pollution
CASE 3.3 Clean Hands in a Dirty Business
CASE 3.4 A Sticky Situation
CASE 3.5 An Auditor's Dilemma

 

Chapter 4   Whistle-Blowing
CASE 4.1 Time’s 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 A Whistle-Blower’s Quandary

 

Chapter 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

 

Chapter 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 Information Handling at ChoicePoint
CASE 6.3 Plugging Leaks at HP

 

Chapter 7  Discrimination and Affirmative Action
CASE 7.1 Race Discrimination at Texaco
INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
ARGUMENTS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
AVOIDING DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
CASE 7.2 Jacksonville Shipyards
CASE 7.3 Sex Discrimination at Wal-Mart

 

Chapter 8  Employment Rights
CASE 8.1 The Firing of Robert Greeley
INTRODUCTION
UNJUST DISMISSAL
EXPRESSION AND PARTICIPATION
JUST COMPENSATION
CASE 8.2 Worker Participation at Saturn
CASE 8.3 Health Benefits at Wal-Mart

 

Chapter 9  Occupational Health and Safety
CASE 9.1 When Is an Accident a Crime?
INTRODUCTION
THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM
CASE 9.2 Whirlpool Corporation 2
THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT AND REFUSE HAZARDOUS WORK
CASE 9.3 Johnson Controls, Inc.
THE PROBLEM OF REPRODUCTIVE HAZARDS
CASE 9.4 Genetic Testing at Burlington Northern

 

Chapter 10  Marketing, Advertising, and Product Safety
CASE 10.1 Selling Hope
INTRODUCTION
MARKETING
ADVERTISING
PRODUCT SAFETY
CASE 10.2 Volvo’s “Bear Foot” Misstep
CASE 10.3 The Ford–Firestone Brawl

 

Chapter 11  Ethics in Finance
CASE 11.1 Merrill Lynch and the Nigerian Barge Deal
INTRODUCTION
FINANCIAL SERVICES
FINANCIAL MARKETS
INSIDER TRADING
HOSTILE TAKEOVERS
CASE 11.2 Strong Capital Management Mutual Funds
CASE 11.3 Martha Stewart: Inside Trader?
CASE 11.4 Oracle’s Hostile Bid for PeopleSoft

 

Chapter 12  Corporate Social Responsibility 347
CASE 12.1 Competing Visions at Malden Mills
INTRODUCTION
THE DEBATE OVER CSR
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CSR
IMPLEMENTING CSR
CASE 12.2 Starbucks and Fair Trade Coffee
CASE 12.3 Timberland and Community Service

 

Chapter 13  Corporate Governance and Accountability
CASE 13.1 Shareholder Rights at Cracker Barrel
INTRODUCTION
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
CASE 13.2 Bath Iron Works
CORPORATE ETHICS
CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY
CASE 13.3 Sears Auto Centers
CASE 13.4 The Sale of Transunion

 

  Index