Business Ethics

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This book provides comprehensive, integrated coverage of the entire field of business ethics. It begins with an overview of today’s business scene, then explores the basic tools and techniques of ethical analysis and moral reasoning and shows how they apply to a wide range of issues in all areas of business — including marketing, finance, management, strategic planning, computer systems, etc. Provides charts showing how to handle different ethical approaches and how to use the approaches in handling issues. Shows readers how to think through issues to conclusions — presents both sides of an issue and shows how one can argue to a conclusion. Covers: MORAL REASONING IN BUSINESS: Conventional Morality and Ethical Relativism; Utility and Utilitarianism; Moral Duty, Rights, and Justice; Moral Responsibility, Virtue, and Moral Reasoning; MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS: Justice and Economic Systems; American Capitalism: Moral or Immoral?; Corporations and Morality; Safety, Risk, and Environmental Protection; Whistle Blowing; Marketing, Truth, and Advertising; Protecting Intellectual Property, Corporate Disclosure, and Insider Trading; Information Technology, Ethics, and Business; Workers, Rights: Employment, Wages, and Unions; Workers’ Rights and Duties Within a Firm; Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Reverse Discrimination; Accounting, Finance, Corporate Restructuring, and Ethical Investing; Professions in Business and Professions as Business; MORAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: The International Business System, Multinationals, and Morality; Corrupt Contexts, Cultural Diversity, and International Business; Famine, Natural Resources, and International Obligations. For anyone interested in domestic and international business ethics.

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