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Managing business ethics : straight talk about how to do it right

Author: Linda Klebe Treviño; Katherine A Nelson
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
This book provides the tools to follow an ethical approach to business.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Klebe Treviño; Katherine A Nelson
ISBN: 9781118582671 1118582675
OCLC Number: 849510188
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 460 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: SECTION I INTRODUCTION --
ch. 1 Introducing Straight Talk About Managing Business Ethics: Where We're Going And Why --
Introduction --
The Financial Disaster of 2008 --
Borrowing Was Cheap --
Real Estate Became the Investment of Choice --
Mortgage Originators Peddled "Liar Loans" --
Banks Securitized the Poison and Spread it Around --
Those Who Were Supposed to Protect Us Didn't --
Moving Beyond Cynicism --
Can Business Ethics Be Taught? --
Aren't Bad Apples the Cause of Ethical Problems in Organizations? --
Shouldn't Employees Already Know the Difference between Right and Wrong? --
Aren't Adults' Ethics Fully Formed and Unchangeable? --
This Book is about Managing Ethics in Business --
Ethics and the Law --
Why Be Ethical? Why Bother? Who Cares? --
Individuals Care about Ethics: The Motivation To Be Ethical --
Employees Care about Ethics: Employee Attraction and Commitment --
Managers Care about Ethics --
Executive Leaders Care about Ethics --
Industries Care about Ethics --
Society Cares about Ethics: Business and Social Responsibility --
The Importance of Trust --
The Importance of Values --
How This Book Is Structured --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Exercise --
Your Cynicism Quotient --
Notes --
ch. 2 Deciding What's Right: A Prescriptive Approach --
Ethics and the Individual --
Ethical Dilemmas --
Prescriptive Approaches to Ethical Decision Making in Business --
Eight Steps to Sound Ethical Decision Making in Business --
Practical Preventive Medicine --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Exercise --
Clarifying Your Values --
Introducing the Pinto Fires Case --
Case: Pinto Fires --
Short Cases --
Notes --
ch. 3 Deciding What's Right: A Psychological Approach --
Ethical Awareness and Ethical Judgment --
Individual Differences, Ethical Judgment, and Ethical Behavior --
Ethical Decision-Making Style --
Cognitive Moral Development --
Locus of Control --
Machiavellianism --
Moral Disengagement --
Facilitators of and Barriers to Good Ethical Judgment --
Thinking about Fact Gathering --
Thinking about Consequences --
Consequences as Risk --
Thinking about Integrity --
Thinking about Your Gut --
Unconscious Biases --
Emotions In Ethical Decision Making --
Toward Ethical Action --
Revisiting the Pinto Fires Case: Script Processing and Cost-Benefit Analysis --
Cost-Benefit Analysis --
Conclusion --
Exercise --
Understanding Cognitive Moral Development --
Discussion Questions --
Short Case --
Notes --
ch. 4 Addressing Individuals' Common Ethical Problems --
Identifying Your Values --
and Voicing Them --
People Issues --
Discrimination --
Harassment, Sexual and Otherwise --
Conflicts of Interest --
What Is It? --
How We Can Think about This Issue --
Why Is It an Ethical Problem? --
Costs --
Customer Confidence Issues --
What Is It? --
How We Can Think about This Issue --
Why Is It an Ethical Problem? --
Costs --
Use of Corporate Resources --
What Is It? --
How We Can Think about This Issue --
Why Is It an Ethical Problem? --
Costs --
When all Else Fails: Blowing the Whistle --
When Do You Blow the Whistle? --
How to Blow the Whistle --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Short Cases --
Notes --
ch. 5 Ethics As Organizational Culture --
Introduction --
Organizational Ethics as Culture --
What Is Culture? --
Strong versus Weak Cultures --
How Culture Influences Behavior: Socialization and Internalization --
Ethical Culture: A Multisystem Framework --
Alignment of Ethical Culture Systems --
Ethical Leadership --
Executive Leaders Create Culture --
Leaders Maintain or Change Organizational Culture --
Other Formal Cultural Systems --
Selection Systems --
Values and Mission Statements --
Policies and Codes --
Orientation and Training Programs --
Performance Management Systems --
Organizational Authority Structure --
Decision-Making Processes --
Informal Cultural Systems --
Role Models and Heroes --
Norms: "The Way We Do Things around Here" --
Rituals --
Myths and Stories --
Language --
Organizational Climates: Fairness, Benevolence, Self-Interest, Principles --
Developing and Changing the Ethical Culture --
How an Ethical Culture Can Become an Unethical Culture --
Becoming a More Ethical Culture --
A Cultural Approach to Changing Organizational Ethics --
Audit of the Ethical Culture --
A Cultural Systems View --
A Long-Term View --
Assumptions about People --
Diagnosis: the Ethical Culture Audit --
Ethical Culture Change Intervention --
The Ethics of Managing Organizational Ethics --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Case: Culture Change at Texaco --
Case: An Unethical Culture In Need of Change: Tap Pharmaceuticals --
Case: "Bad to the Bone" --
Notes --
ch. 6 Managing Ethics And Legal Compliance --
Introduction --
Structuring Ethics Management --
Making Ethics Comprehensive and Holistic --
Managing Ethics: The Corporate Ethics Office --
Ethics and Compliance Officers --
The Ethics Infrastructure --
The Corporate Ethics Committee --
Communicating Ethics --
Basic Communications Principles --
Evaluating the Current State of Ethics Communications --
Multiple Communication Channels for Formal Ethics Communication --
Interactive Approaches to Ethics Communication --
Mission or Values Statements --
Organizational Policy --
Codes of Conduct --
Communicating Senior Management Commitment to Ethics --
Formal and Informal Systems to Resolve Questions and Report Ethical Concerns --
Using the Reward System to Reinforce the Ethics Message --
Evaluating the Ethics Program --
Surveys --
Values or Compliance Approaches --
Globalizing an Ethics Program --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Short Case --
Appendix: How Fines Are Determined under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines --
Notes --
ch. 7 Managing For Ethical Conduct --
Introduction --
In Business, Ethics is about Behavior --
Practical Advice for Managers: Ethical Behavior --
Our Multiple Ethical Selves --
The Kenneth Lay Example --
The Dennis Levine Example --
Practical Advice for Managers: Multiple Ethical Selves --
Rewards and Discipline --
People Do What Is Rewarded and Avoid Doing What Is Punished --
People Will Go the Extra Mile to Achieve Goals Set by Managers --
How Goals Combined with Rewards Can Encourage Unethical Behavior --
Practical Advice for Managers: Goals, Rewards, and Discipline --
Recognize the Power of Indirect Rewards and Punishments --
Can Managers Really Reward Ethical Behavior? --
What About the Role of Discipline? --
Practical Advice for Managers: Discipline --
People Follow Group Norms --
"Everyone's Doing It" --
Rationalizing Unethical Behavior --
Pressure to Go Along --
Practical Advice for Managers: Group Norms --
People Fulfill Assigned Roles --
The Zimbardo Prison Experiment --
Roles at Work --
Conflicting Roles Can Lead to Unethical Behavior --
Roles Can Also Support Ethical Behavior --
Practical Advice for Managers: Roles --
Obedience to Authority: People Do What They're Told --
The Milgram Experiments --
Obedience to Authority at Work --
Practical Advice for Managers: Obedience to Authority --
Responsibility is Diffused in Organizations --
"Don't Worry --
We 're Taking Care of Everything" --
Diffusing Responsibility in Groups --
Diffusing Responsibility by Dividing Responsibility --
Diffusing Responsibility by Creating Psychological Distance --
Practical Advice for Managers: Personal Responsibility --
Conclusion --
Am I Walking My Ethical Talk? --
Discussion Questions --
Case: Sears, Roebuck, and Co.: The Auto Center Scandal --
Short Case --
Notes --
ch. 8 Ethical Problems Of Managers --
Introduction --
Managers and Employee Engagement --
Managing the "Basics" --
Hiring and Work Assignments --
Performance Evaluation --
Discipline --
Terminations --
Why Are These Ethical Problems? --
Costs --
Managing a Diverse Workforce --
Diversity --
Harassment --
Family and Personal Issues --
Why Are These Ethical Problems? --
Costs --
The Manager as a Lens --
The Buck Stops with Managers --
Managers Are Role Models --
Managing Up and Across --
Honesty Is Rule One --
Standards Go Both Ways --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Short Cases --
Notes --
SECTION IV Organizational Ethics And Social Responsibility --
ch. 9 Corporate Social Responsibility --
Introduction --
Why Corporate Social Responsibility? --
Types of Corporate Social Responsibility --
Economic Responsibilities --
Legal Responsibilities --
Ethical Responsibilities --
Philanthropic Responsibilities --
Triple Bottom Line and Environmental Sustainability --
Is Socially Responsible Business Good Business? --
The Benefit of a Good Reputation --
Socially Responsible Investors Reward Social Responsibility --
The Cost of Illegal Conduct --
The Cost of Government Regulation --
What the Research Says about Social Responsibility and Firm Performance --
Being Socially Responsible Because It's the Right Thing to Do --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Case: Merck and River Blindness --
Short Case --
Notes --
ch. 10 Ethical Problems Of Organizations --
Introduction --
Managing Stakeholders --
Ethics and Consumers --
Conflicts of Interest --
Product Safety --
Advertising --
Ethics and Employees --
Employee Safety --
Employee Downsizings --
Ethics and Shareholders --
Ethics and the Community --
Why Are These Ethical Issues? --
Costs --
Conclusion --
Short Cases --
Discussion Questions Note continued: Notes --
ch. 11 Managing For Ethics And Social Responsibility In A Global Environment --
Introduction --
Focus on the Individual Expatriate Manager --
The Difficulties of Foreign Business Assignments --
The Need for Structure, Training, and Guidance --
Foreign Language Proficiency --
Learning about the Culture --
Recognizing the Power of Selective Perception --
Assumption of Behavioral Consistency --
Assumption of Cultural Homogeneity --
Assumption of Similarity --
How Different Are Ethical Standards in Different Cultures --
Really? --
Development of Corporate Guidelines and Policies for Global Business Ethics --
The Organization in a Global Business Environment --
Deciding to Do Business in a Foreign Country --
Development of a Transcultural Corporate Ethic --
Conclusion --
Discussion Questions --
Short Case --
Case: Selling Medical Ultrasound Technology in Asia --
Case: Google Goes to China --
Responsibility: Linda Klebe Treviño, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, Smeal College of Business, the Pennsylvania State University, Katherine A. Nelson, Instructor, Fox School of Business, Temple University.


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