This book provides readers with a clear, straightforward writing style, an abundance of examples, detailed real-life cases, and current data and statistics. It aims to 1) introduce ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business, 2) develop the reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions, 3) identify moral issues specific to business, and 4) examine the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise. Chapter topics cover ethics and business, ethical principles in business, the business system, ethics in the marketplace, ethics and the environment, the ethics of consumer production and marketing, the ethics of job discrimination, and the individual in the organization. For anyone in business.
This book emphasizes the strategic importance of ethics to securing a competitive advantage in business. This systematic and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in business is designed to introduce the reader to the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business. It develops the reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions. MARKE: For anyone interested in Business Ethics and/or Business and Society.
Readers gain a strong understanding of the importance of business ethics, sustainability, and stakeholder management from a strong managerial perspective with Carroll, Brown and Buchholtz’s BUSINESS AND SOCIETY: ETHICS, SUSTAINABILITY, AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT, 10E. Readers see, first-hand, how the most successful business decision makers are able to balance and protect the interests of various stakeholders, including investors, employees, consumers, the community, and the environment. They review the importance of business decision making particularly now, as businesses recover from a perilous financial period. Readers are able to examine in detail the social, legal, political, and ethical responsibilities of a business to all external and internal groups that have a stake, or interest, in that business. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.
God Is Here to Stay offers new insights into one of humankind's most profound questions: Does God exist? During the past ten years, theists and new atheists have argued to prove or disprove God's existence. Examining the pros and cons of each side leads to one overarching conclusion: The existence of God can be neither proven nor disproven with complete certainty, even though both sides draw on modern science to support their views. Drs. Thomas R. McFaul and Al Brunsting approach the question of God's existence from an entirely fresh perspective. They examine scientific knowledge in several areas ranging across the physical sciences and human experience to explain how the universe operates within very narrow and highly structured boundaries. Most importantly, they create an innovative L-M Confidence Scale to establish confidence levels, not proofs, on how scientific discoveries impact belief in God. McFaul and Brunsting describe the three stages of scientific evolution. In stage 1, the world's religions developed divergent pre-scientific views. Modern science started with stage 2, during which atheists predicted that science would eventually eradicate religion. In stage 3, the authors show how science, evolution, and belief in God have become increasingly integrated and mutually supportive.
Delve into the core of ethics today in your course with the latest practical, applied coverage found in Ferrell/Fraedrich/Ferrell's BUSINESS ETHICS 2009 UPDATE. Whether you use this book as a supplement or primary text in your undergraduate or graduate course, the accessible, up-to-date approach provides unmatched insights into the complex environment in which contemporary managers make ethical decisions. The book's solid managerial framework and new updates highlight the latest developments in ethics and how they relate to overall ethics concepts, processes, and best practices used throughout successful business ethics programs. Your students see how ethics can play a critical role in key strategic business decisions. Captivating new cases and engaging examples reflect today's most recent business developments and crises. Rather than focusing on intellectual reasoning alone or a philosophical discussion of ideas, the book's proven learning features help students prepare and practice confronting the types of actual ethical dilemmas they will face in today's business world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
How are leaders successfully managing competitive companies in the 21st Century? Gulati/Mayo/Nohria's MANAGEMENT, 1E, by award-winning instructors and prominent Harvard business experts, addresses the many integrated facets in answering this key question to help you effectively prepare for successful leadership now and in the future. As a manager, you will be confronted with challenges and opportunities that are more dynamic and complex than ever before. As a leader in any business role, you need to understand how to harness technological advances, manage and lead a dispersed and diverse workforce, anticipate and react to constant competitive and geopolitical change and uncertainty, compete on a global scale, and operate in a socially responsible and accountable manner. Gulati/Mayo/Nohria's MANAGEMENT, 1E demonstrates the mutual interconnectivity between three key facets of management: strategic positioning, organizational design, and individual leadership. The book presents management from a tangible, integrated, and current perspective, teaching you to visualize how strategy informs leadership and how leaders influence strategic positioning and, ultimately, manage performance. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Packed with cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, the market-leading BUSINESS ETHICS: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CASES, Tenth Edition, thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision making. Using a proven managerial framework, this accessible, applied text addresses the overall concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics programs--helping readers see how ethics can be integrated into key strategic business decisions. Thoroughly revised, the new tenth edition incorporates coverage of new legislation affecting business ethics, the most up-to-date examples, and the best practices of high-profile organizations. It also includes 20 all-new or updated original case studies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Tackling subjects as Jewish environmental ethics, Zen in the workplace, and Christian social ethics, this anthology contains a collection gathered across religious perspectives which illustrates the growing influence and contribution of religion to the field of business ethics. It is useful for readers studying business ethics courses. In the first anthology of its kind, Thomas O'Brien and Scott Paeth have gathered unique pieces from across religious perspectives to illustrate the growing influence and contribution of religion to the field of business ethics. Tackling such wide-ranging subjects as Jewish environmental ethics, Zen in the workplace, and Christian social ethics, this text is a valuable addition to business ethics courses.
Applied ethics is the main focus of this revised edition, with a particular emphasis on current ethics issues. Includes religious issues, business and labor ethics, political and economic issues, personal and social ethics issues, and bioethics.