Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics

Paperback | November 15, 2002

EditorWilliam H. Shaw

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A unique and compact collection, Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics is an ideal text for courses in business ethics, business and society, or applied ethics. Bringing together eleven essays by prominent authors, it features some of the best work in the field and addressesimportant and provocative issues. The essays represent diverse ethical and philosophical orientations and have been edited and abridged to make them more accessible to students. The book opens with two introductory readings that discuss the role of ethics in business, the relevance and importance ofstudying business ethics, and the basic moral responsibilities of businesspeople. The following nine essays examine various controversial moral issues in business, including corporate downsizing; overseas sweatshops; bribery; whistleblowing; drug testing; deception in sales; manipulativeadvertising; insider trading; and our environmental responsibilities. Students will find interesting connections and illuminating relationships among the contributors' arguments. The readings are preceded by short introductions and study questions and followed by review questions and suggestions forfurther reading.

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A unique and compact collection, Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics is an ideal text for courses in business ethics, business and society, or applied ethics. Bringing together eleven essays by prominent authors, it features some of the best work in the field and addressesimportant and provocative issues. The essays repre...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.71 inPublished:November 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195139429

ISBN - 13:9780195139426

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Table of Contents

Preface: Introductory Essays1. Roger Crisp, A Defence of Philosophical Business Ethics2. J.R. Lucas, The Responsibilities of a BusinessmanSelected Issues3. John Orlando, The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing4. Ian Maitland, The Great Non-Debate Over International Sweatshops5. Ronald M. Green, When is 'Everyone's Doing It' a Moral Justification?6. Michael Davis, Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing7. Joseph R. DesJardins and Ronald Duska, Drug Testing in Employment8. Thomas L. Carson, The Ethics of Sales9. Michael J. Phillips, The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising10. Jennifer Moore, What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading?11. W. Michael Hoffman, Business and Environmental Ethics

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"Excellent analysis of selected but significant business ethics topics. The summaries and "Things to Consider" sections that precede each essay are especially well done."--Gerald Williams, Seton Hall University