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.
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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