Business Ethics: Canadian Edition

Paperback | July 25, 2013

byDamian Grace, Stephen Cohen, William R. Holmes

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Australian edition authors: Damian Grace was an associate professor of philosophy at the University of New South Wales and is currently an honorary associate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Stephen Cohen is the director of Graduate Programs in Professional Ethics at the Unive...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.62 inPublished:July 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

CasesAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. Ethical Reasoning in BusinessWhat is ethics?- Defining Ethics- Elements in Moral Thinking - Broad Strokes- Descriptive and Prescriptive Ethics- Ethical ReasoningTop-down and Bottom-up ApproachesEthical DefeatReflective EquilibriumConsequentialismNonconsequentialismVirtue EthicsRelativismThinking about "What should I do?"- Requisite Considerations for Justifiable Ethical Decision-MakingBusinessMoral Pluralism- Good Ethics is Good Business- A Note on Self-InterestProfessional Ethics- Care- Confidentiality- Responsibility and Accountability- Professional JudgmentCase Studies and Moral Theory- Why Case Studies?2. Dirty HandsPublic Office and Business: Altogether Outside Ethics?Different Perspectives: Public and Private MoralityPublic and Private Morality and Dirty HandsNecessityGood Ethics is Good Business - Again3. StakeholdersThe Problem with the Notion of StakeholderThe Usefulness of the Concept of StakeholderOccupational Health and SafetyRandom Testing of Employees- Corporate SurveillanceConsumer Protection andProduct Safety4. Ethics in the Marketplace: Generosity, Competition, and FairnessEthics and the LawCorporate Gifts and BenevolenceFair Dealing and Care5. Marketing and Advertising EthicsFormal Regulation in CanadaThe New RegimeThe Story of AdvertisingThe Moral Problem in AdvertisingAdvertising Placements and Endorsements- EndorsementsBait Advertising and the Bait-and-SwitchMorals and Marketing6. Equal Opportunity, Discrimination, and Affirmative ActionEmployment Discrimination- Comments about Discrimination in General- Workplace Discrimination- Pregnancy Discrimination- Glass Ceilings, glass WallsSexual HarassmentDisability7. WhistleblowingInternal and ExternalThe Evolving Situation8. Corporate Governance NEWThe Principal-Agent ProblemControl and Monitoring- Board of Directors- Incentive-Based Executive Compensation- Shareholder Activism- The Market for Executive Employment- The Market for Capital Control- Government Oversight and RegulationWeakness in the Board of Director ModelCorporate Citizenship and Corporate Governance9. The Ethics of Accounting: The Case of a Profession in BusinessOverview of the Accounting ProfessionProfessional Codes of PracticeConflicts of InterestHarms that Arise from Conflicts of InterestConstitutive and Regulative RulesLitigation and Auditing10. Codes of Ethics and Institutional EthicsCodes of Ethics and Codes of ConductAccountability and ResponsibilityBack to CodesProfessional and Business CodesContent of Codes of Ethics- General Statement of Values and Guiding Principles- Competence and Professional Standards- Personal and Professional Behaviour- Social Responsibility and the Environment- Interpretation, Enforcement, and SanctionsTwo Brief Stories of Industry Codes- The Banking Industry Code of PracticeInstitutionalizing Ethics11. The EnvironmentThe Humanistic ArgumentThe Naturalistic ArgumentGrowthIntergenerational IssuesThe Precautionary PrincipleWaste or FertilizerVoluntary ActionThe CERES PrinciplesCanadian Standards and Principles12. International Business EthicsCompetition or Trust?Ethics and Cultural Difference- Is Corruption Acceptable in Foreign Cultures?- Cultural RelativismThe Global Social Responsibilities of BusinessBusiness and Human RightsAffordabilityA Double Standard?Supportive Institutions- The Global Sullivan Principles- The UN Global Compact- The principles of the Caux Round Table- Transparency InternationalAppendix 1: Ethical Decision-Making ModelsAppendix 2: The Caux Round Table Principles for Responsible BusinessNotesGlossary NEWBibliographyIndex

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"The selection of themes examined in this text is comprehensive and relevant to today's business world, and I especially like that the text examines these themes by providing a diversity of examples and cases from a Canadian perspective." --Dean Proessel, Western University