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SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics



March 2011 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics.


 
Part I: What is Business Ethics?
 
Business Ethics
 
Part II: Ethics and the Individual
 
Human Nature
 
Human Rights
 
Trust
 
Integrity
 
Ethical Decision Making
 
Part III: Theories of Ethics
 
Theories of Ethics: Overview
 
Virtue Ethics
 
Rationality
 
Utilitarianism
 
Communitarianism
 
Social Ethics
 
Normative Ethics
 
Pluralism
 
Reciprocity
 
Ethics of Care
 
Part IV: Ethics of Management and Business
 
Ethics of Management
 
International Business Ethics
 
Strategy and Ethics
 
Corporate Governance
 
Stakeholder Theory
 
Ethics of Finance
 
Pricing, Ethical Issues in
 
Corporate Citizenship
 
Sustainability
 
Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Performance (CSP)
 
Part V: Employee and Human Resources Issues
 
Employee Protection and Workplace Safety Legislation
 
Employee Rights Movement
 
Equal Opportunity
 
Affirmative Action
 
Part VI: Consumer Issues
 
Consumer Rights (to safety, to be informed, to be heard)
 
Consumer Protection Legislation
 
Consumer Activism
 
Consumer Fraud
 
Part VII: Ethics of Advertising, Marketing, and PR
 
Ethics of Marketing
 
Advertising Ethics
 
Public Relations Ethics
 
Appendix A: Problematic Practices
 
Appendix B: Business Ethics Organizations
 
Appendix C: Business Ethics Periodicals

I decided to go with a purely case-based ethics book, so this book turned out not to be suitable for my course.

Dr Laura Dwyer
School Of Business Admin, University Of Evansville
March 4, 2014

A reasonably good book, but more suited to undergraduate course rather than my MBA course.

Professor Nathan Tierney
Philosophy Dept, California Lutheran University
February 12, 2014
Key features

Key Features:

  • Each keyword entry is a comprehensive essay on critical topics such as corporate governance, consumer rights, and ethical decision making.
  • The guide includes a list of suggested readings for each entry so that students can find more information on topics of interest.
  • Three useful appendices provide supplemental material: An appendix of "problematic practices" highlights ethical issues at well-known corporations (including Enron and Merck), a second appendix includes a list of ethics institutes and organizations, and the third appendix provides a list of key periodicals.

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Sample Material


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