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Business ethics

Author: Shaw, William H. Publisher: Wadsworth, 2008.Edition: 6th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 467 p. : Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 049509501XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Business Ethics Contents Preface ix PART ONE MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS 1 CHAPTER 1 THE NATURE OF MORALITY 2 Ethics 5 Moral versus Nonmoral Standards 7 Religion and Morality 12 Ethical Relativism 15 Having Moral Principles 17 Morality and Personal Values 21 Individual Integrity and Responsibility 23 Moral Reasoning 27 Study Corner 34 Case 1.1: Made in the U.S.A.--Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq ... 35 Case 1.2: The A7D Affair 38 CHAPTER 2 NORMATIVE THEORIES OF ETHICS 42 Consequentialist and Nonconsequentialist Theories 44 Egoism 45 Utilitarianism 49 Kant's Ethics 56 Other Nonconsequentialist Perspectives 62 Utilitarianism Once More 69 Moral Decision Making: Toward a Synthesis 72 Study Corner 75 Case 2.1: Hacking into Harvard 76 Case 2.2: The Ford Pinto 78 CHAPTER 3 JUSTICE AND ECONOMIC DISTRIBUTION 84 The Nature of Justice 88 The Utilitarian View 91 The Libertarian Approach 95 Rawls's Theory of Justice 102 Study Corner 112 Case 3.1: Eminent Domain 113 Case 3.2: Poverty in America 115 PART TWO AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS 119 CHAPTER 4 THE NATURE OF CAPITALISM 120 Capitalism 122 Key Features of Capitalism 125 Moral Justifications of Capitalism 128 Criticisms of Capitalism 131 Today's Economic Challenges 140 Study Corner 146 Case 4.1: The Downsizing of America 146 Case 4.2: Licensing and Laissez Faire 149 Case 4.3: An Internet Parasite 152 Case 4.4: One Nation under Wal-Mart 154 CHAPTER 5 CORPORATIONS 158 The Limited-Liability Company 160 Corporate Moral Agency 163 Rival Views of Corporate Responsibility 167 Debating Corporate Responsibility 174 Institutionalizing Ethics within Corporations 179 Study Corner 186 Case 5.1: Yahoo in China 187 Case 5.2: Levi Strauss at Home and Abroad 189 Case 5.3: Free Speech or False Advertising? 194 Case 5.4: Charity to Scouts? 196 PART THREE THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT 199 CHAPTER 6 THE WORKPLACE (1): BASIC ISSUES 200 Civil Liberties in the Workplace 202 Hiring 207 Promotions 214 Discipline and Discharge 216 Wages 219 Unions 222 Study Corner 229 Case 6.1: AIDS in the Workplace 230 Case 6.2: Web Porn at Work 232 Case 6.3: Speaking Out about Malt 233 Case 6.4: Old Smoke 235 Case 6.5: Union Discrimination 236 CHAPTER 7 THE WORKPLACE (2): TODAY'S CHALLENGES 238 Organizational Influence in Private Lives 240 Obtaining Information 245 Working Conditions 252 Redesigning Work 261 Study Corner 265 Case 7.1: Testing for Honesty 266 Case 7.2: She Snoops to Conquer 269 Case 7.3: Protecting the Unborn at Work 270 Case 7.4: The Mommy Track 273 CHAPTER 8 MORAL CHOICES FACING EMPLOYEES 276 Obligations to the Firm 278 Abuse of Official Position 282 Bribes and Kickbacks 287 Gifts and Entertainment 291 Obligations to Third Parties 293 Whistle-Blowing 295 Self-Interest and Moral Obligation 300 Study Corner 304 Case 8.1: Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties 305 Case 8.2: Two Who Made Waves for the Navy 306 Case 8.3: The Housing Allowance 309 Case 8.4: Ethically Dubious Conduct 310 CHAPTER 9 JOB DISCRIMINATION 314 The Meaning of Job Discrimination 316 Evidence of Discrimination 318 Affirmative Action: The Legal Context 324 Affirmative Action: The Moral Issues 329 Comparable Worth 333 Sexual Harassment 335 Study Corner 339 Case 9.1: Minority Set-Asides 340 Case 9.2: Hoop Dreams 342 Case 9.3: Consenting to Sexual Harassment 344 Case 9.4: Facial Discrimination 346 PART FOUR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY 349 CHAPTER 10 CONSUMERS 350 Product Safety 352 Other Areas of Business Responsibility 364 Deception and Unfairness in Advertising 373 The Debate over Advertising 384 Study Corner 387 Case 10.1: Breast Implants 388 Case 10.2: Hot Coffee at McDonald's 391 Case 10.3: Sniffing Glue Could Snuff Profits 392 Case 10.4: Drug Dilemmas 394 CHAPTER 11 THE ENVIRONMENT 398 Business and Ecology 401 The Ethics of Environmental Protection 405 Achieving Our Environmental Goals 410 Delving Deeper into Environmental Ethics 415 Study Corner 423 Case 11.1: Hazardous Homes in Herculaneum 424 Case 11.2: Poverty and Pollution 426 Case 11.3: The Fordasaurus 428 Case 11.4: The Fight over the Redwoods 430 Suggestions for Further Reading 434 Notes 438 Index 453 Photo Credits 468

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