A Companion to Business Ethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to Business Ethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Robert E. Frederick (editor)Hardback

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In a series of articles specifically commissioned for this volume, some of today's most distinguished business ethicists survey the main areas of interest and concern in the field of business ethics. Sections of the book cover topics such as the often easy relation between business ethics and capitalism, the link between business ethics and ethical theory, how ethics applies to specific problems in the business world, the connection between business ethics and related academic disciplines, and the practice of business ethics in modern corporations. Includes extensive, accessible discussion of all of the main areas of interest and debate in business ethics Features all original contributions by distinguished authors in business ethics Includes an annotated table of contents, bibliographies of the relevant literature and a list of internet sources of material on business ethics Perfect, comprehensive book for use in business ethics courses

About Author

Robert E. Frederick is chair of the philosophy department at Bentley College, a research scholar at the Center for Business Ethics, and the editor of the journal Business and Society Review, also published by Blackwell. He is the author of The Philosophy of Right and Left and co-editor (with Michael Hoffman) of Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality. Frederick and Hoffman are also editors of the new series Foundations of Business Ethics.


List of Contributors ix Preface xiii PART I BUSINESS ETHICS AND NORMATIVE THEORIES 1 1 A Kantian approach to business ethics 3Norman E. Bowie 2 Utilitarianism and business ethics 17Milton Snoeyenbos and James Humber 3 Business ethics and virtue 30Robert C. Solomon 4 Social contract approaches to business ethics: bridging the is ought gap 38Thomas W. Dunfee and Thomas Donaldson 5 Business ethics and the pragmatic attitude 56Douglas R. Anderson 6 An outline of ethical relativism and ethical absolutism 65Robert E. Frederick 7 Feminist theory and business ethics 81Robbin Derry 8 Business ethics in a free society 88Tibor R. Machan 9 Nature and business ethics 100William C. Frederick 10 Toward new directions in business ethics: some pragmatic pathways 112Sandra B. Rosenthal and Rogene A. Buchholz 11 Business ethics: pragmatism and postmodernism 128R. Edward Freeman and Robert A. Phillips PART II BUSINESS ETHICS AND THE BUSINESS DISCIPLINES 139 12 Ethics in management 141Archie B. Carroll 13 Finance ethics 153John R. Boatright 14 Ethics in the public accounting profession 164Mohammad J. Abdolmohammadi and Mark R. Nixon 15 Marketing ethics 178George G. Brenkert 16 Law, ethics, and managerial judgment 194Lynn S. Paine 17 Business ethics and economics 207Diane L. Swanson 18 Business ethics and the social sciences 218Linda Klebe Trevino PART III ISSUES IN BUSINESS ETHICS 231 19 International business ethics 233Richard T. De George 20 Corporate moral agency 243John R. Danley 21 Employee rights 257Ronald Duska 22 Business ethics and work: questions for the twenty-first century 269Joanne B. Ciulla 23 Business s environmental responsibility 280Joseph R. Desjardins 24 Business ethics and religion 290Ronald M. Green 25 Social responsibility and business ethics 303Rogene A. Buchholz and Sandra B. Rosenthal PART IV BUSINESS ETHICS: ORIGINS AND CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE 323 26 Business ethics and the origins of contemporary capitalism: economics and ethics in the work of Adam Smith and Herbert Spencer 325Patricia H. Werhane 27 A brief history of American business ethics 342Thomas F. McMahon 28 Business ethics in Europe: a tale of two efforts 353Henk Van Luijk 29 Ethics and the regulatory environment 366Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca S. Walker 30 A passport for the corporate code: from Borg Warner to the Caux Principles 374Lisa H. Newton 31 Investigations and due process 386Joan Elise Dubinsky 32 Ethics and corporate leadership 399Keith Darcy Bibliography 409 Appendix A: BUSINESS ETHICS: ELECTRONIC RESOURCES 423 Appendix B: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ETHICS ORGANIZATIONS 425 Index 447

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  • ISBN13: 9780631201304
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780631201304
  • weight: 922
  • ISBN10: 0631201300

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