In his ground-breaking new textbook, Mick Fryer offers students of Business Ethics clear explanations of a range of theoretical perspectives, along with examples of how these perspectives might be used to illuminate the ethical challenges presented by business practice. The book includes:
Realistic scenarios which gently introduce a theory and demonstrate how it can be applied to a real-life ethical dilemma that everyone can relate to, such as borrowing money from a friend
Real organisational case studies in each chapter which illustrate how each theory can be applied to real business situations. Cases include Nike, Coca Cola, BMW, Shell, Starbucks and GSK
`Pause for Reflection' boxes and `Discussion Questions' which encourage you to challenge the established notions of right and wrong, and empower you to develop your own moral code
Video Activities in each chapter with accompanying QR codes which link to documentaries, films, debates and news items to get you thinking about real-life ethical dilemmas
Visit the book's companion website for self-test questions, additional web links and more at: study.sagepub.com/fryer
Mick Fryer has lectured in business ethics at Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Loughborough universities. He's also worked as a consultant author for the Open University, contributing to modules for the OU Business School and the OU Philosophy Department.
Chapter 1: Rights Theory: Considering Business Ethics in Terms of Stakeholder Rights Chapter 2: Utilitarianism: Maximizing the Good Consequences of Business Chapter 3: Kantian Theory: Reason-based Duty and Business Chapter 4: Social Contract Theory: Business Obligations, Corporate Wrongdoing, and Just Distribution Chapter 5: Virtue Theory: Virtue, Purpose, and Flourishing in Business Chapter 6: Ethical Relativism: Business Ethics and Personal Conviction Chapter 7: Discourse Ethics: Democratizing Business Chapter 8: Feminine Ethics: Offering a Different Ethical Perspective on Business Chapter 9: Environmental Ethics: Business, People, and Nature Chapter 10: The Responsibilities of Business Executives: Just Looking after Shareholders' Interests or Taking all Stakeholders into Account?