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Business and Society

Business and Society
Ethical, Legal, and Digital Environments

Second Edition

January 2025 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Part I • Managing in Today’s Business World
Chapter 1 • Stakeholder and Shareholder Theories
Chapter 2 • Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter 3 • Ethics and Ethical Reasoning
Chapter 4 • Organizations and Public Policy
Chapter 5 • Corporate Personhood
Chapter 6 • Liability, Business Agreements, And Managing Risk
Chapter 7 • Government Regulation of Business
Part II • Building Relationships and Working with Stakeholders
Chapter 8 • International and Multinational Organizations
Chapter 9 • Environmentalism and Sustainability
Chapter 10 • Environmental Risk, Regulation and Reporting
Chapter 11 • Employees and The Corporation
Chapter 12 • Managing A Diverse Workforce
Chapter 13 • Governance of The Organization, Investors, And Financial Markets
Part III • Contemporary Business Issues in Today’s Society
Chapter 14 • Social Media and Citizen Movements
Chapter 15 • Big Data and Hacking
Chapter 16 • Privacy in The Digital Age


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Key features
  • Case studies on real-world companies including Juul, Uber, Twitter, YouTube, Google, and Amazon keep students engaged.
  • Law & Society features provide an in-depth summary of a recent legal case and ask students to think more broadly about decisions and how they might impact society and business.  
  • Ethics in Context features examine relevant and thought-provoking ethical challenges that raise multiple issues for stakeholders. Students are asked to apply different ethical frameworks and offer alternative solutions.
  • Manager’s Challenge exercises provide stakeholder dilemmas to stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving as students grapple with competing interests.
  • Point-Counterpoints present conflicting views or positions about a relevant chapter topic to illustrate that not every issue is black and white.

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