This introductory business ethics text contains a thorough general introduction on ethical theory, 54 readings, and 25 cases. Divided into five parts, each with an introduction that presents the major themes of its articles and cases, the text contains an impartial, point-counterpoint presentation of different perspectives on the most important issues being debated in business ethics. Each chapter ends with questions that can be used for student discussion, review, tests/quizzes, or for student assignments. The fourth edition has 27 new readings, 15 new cases, and 10 new mini-cases.
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W. Michael Hoffman is the founding director of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, a research and consulting institute and educational forum for the exchange of ideas and information in business ethics. Dr. Hoffman received his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts in 1972 and is professor of philosophy at Bentley College. Dr. Hoffman has authored or edited thirteen books and has published over forty articles in professional and scholarly journals. Dr. Hoffman also serves as a consultant on business ethics for corporations and institutions of higher learning and as an expert witness for business ethics for law firms. He is a past National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow and Consultant, a lecturer at universities and conferences, and he sits on the boards of editors of several journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics Quarterly. Robert E. Frederick is associate professor and chair of the department of philosophy at Bentley College and research scholar at the Center for Business Ethics. In the past he served as assistant director of the Center. Dr. Frederick received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University. He has published articles in business ethics and in other fields of philosophy. Mark S. Schwartz is Co-Director of the Joint M.B.A./LL.B. Program, Coordinator of Business Law,and lecturer of business law and business ethics at the Schulich School of business, York University, Toronto. He is a lawyer in the Province of Ontario and graduated from the Joint M.B.A./LL.B. Program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business in 1991. He received his Ph.D. from the Schulich School of Business in 1999, focusing on the subject of business ethics. He is a Research Fellow for the Center for business Ethics, Bentley College, and has consulted to a number of companies on business ethics-related matters.
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