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Business ethics : the big picture

Author: Mark C Vopat; Alan Tomhave
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This anthology asks students to focus on the assumptions underlying the activity of business. Why does society provide special protections for businesses? What is the purpose of a corporation? What do businesses owe society? And are there some things that shouldn't be distributed by the free market? These questions are addressed through classic readings from such central?gures as Smith and Marx, as well as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Vopat; Alan Tomhave
ISBN: 9781554814305 1554814308
OCLC Number: 1015828136
Description: vi, 409 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. FOUNDATIONS --
1. Utilitarianism: From Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
2. Deontology: From Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals / Immanuel Kant --
3. Contractarianism: From Leviathan / Thomas Hobbes --
4. Virtue Ethics: From Nicomachean Ethics / Aristotle --
5."On the Harmony of Feminist Ethics and Business Ethics" / Janet Borgerson --
6."On the Disconnect between Business and Professional Ethics" / Mark C. Vopat --
II. THE NATURE OF BUSINESS --
7. From The Wealth of Nations / Adam Smith --
8. The Communist Manifesto / Frederick Engels --
9."The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits" / Milton Friedman --
10."The Why's of Business Revisited" / Ronald F. Duska --
11."The Profit Motive" / Antony Flew --
12."Noxious Markets" / Debra Satz --
III. THE CONDUCT OF BUSINESS --
13."Is Business Bluffing Ethical?" / Albert Z. Carr --
14."The Business of Ethics" / Norman Chase Gillespie Note continued: 15."Corporate Moral Agency" / Peter A. French --
16."Corporate Moral Agency: The Case for Anthropological Bigotry" / John R. Danley --
17."The Fourth Wave: The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing" / John Orlando --
18."Decency Means More Than Always Low Prices': A Comparison of Costco to Walmart's Sam's Club" / Wayne F. Cascio --
IV. BUSINESS, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY --
19."The Moral Significance of Employee Loyalty" / Brian Schrag --
20."Beer and Free Lunches: What Is Behavioral Economics, and Where Are the Free Lunches?" / Dan Ariely --
21."Managing for Stakeholders" / R. Edward Freeman --
22."Social Responsibility and Economic Efficiency" / Kenneth J. Arrow --
23."Business and Environmental Ethics" / W. Michael Hoffman --
24."The Business of Boycotting: Having Your Chicken and Eating It Too" / Mark C. Vopat --
V. CASE STUDIES --
The Trolley Problem --
The Ford Pinto --
Enron --
Craigslist --
TransAm Trucking v. Department of Labor --
Further Cases.
Other Titles: Business ethics (2018)
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