Marketing Ethics by George G. BrenkertMarketing Ethics by George G. Brenkert

Marketing Ethics

byGeorge G. Brenkert

Paperback | March 3, 2008

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Marketing Ethics addresses head-on the ethical questions, misunderstandings and challenges that marketing raises while defining marketing as a moral activity.
  • A substantial introduction to the ethics of marketing, exploring the integral relations of marketing and morality
  • Identifies and discusses a series of ethical tools and the marketing framework they constitute that are required for moral marketing
  • Considers broader meanings and background assumptions of marketing infrequently included in other marketing literature
  • Adds direction and meaning to problems in marketing ethics through reflection on concepts such as individual choice, freedom and responsibility, desire satisfaction, noncoercive exchanges, and instrumental efficiency
George G. Brenkert is Professor of Business Ethics at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Former Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, he has published numerous articles on ethics, business ethics, and social and political philosophy. Among the books he has published are Political Freedom (1991) and Corpora...
Title:Marketing EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 3, 2008Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0631214232

ISBN - 13:9780631214236


Table of Contents


1. Marketing, Ethics, and Morality.

The Ethical Challenges Marketing Faces.

Thinking about Ethics and Morality.

Defining Marketing.

Marketing as a Practical Activity.

Towards a Marketing Ethics Framework.


2. Marketers and their Markets.


Marketing and the Marketing Concept.

Marketing Research.

Competitive Intelligence.

Segmentation and Target Marketing.


3. From Product Development to Distribution.


Product Development.

Packaging and Labeling.




4. Promotion: Advertising, Retailing, and Customers.




Customer Responsibilities.


5. Marketing in a Global Society.


Marketing and Other Societies.

The Expansion of Marketing Within Society: Social and Political Marketing.

Fostering Ethical Marketing.



I. AMA Statement of Ethics (adopted in 2004).

II. The Hunt--Vitell General Theory of Marketing Ethics.

III. SCIP Code of Ethics for Competitive Intelligence Professionals.



Editorial Reviews

"In his Marketing Ethics, George Brenkert addresses significant moral issues and dilemmas in marketing using the moral concepts of freedom, integrity, justice, privacy, and welfare. It is carefully argued and comprehensive in scope. This is a genuine contribution." –Norman Bowie, University of Minnesota “This book is the new one-stop shop for those interested in any aspect of marketing ethics. It is written in the best tradition of applied ethics: practically written and theoretically well-founded.” –Ronald Jeurissen, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the Netherlands