Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

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This book takes readers from a common, skeptical starting point "Why study business ethics?" to the very heart of ethical and political theory. It provides readers with the social/political framework for examining important business issues through text, readings, case studies, and decision scenarios.

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Joseph DesJardins (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. He specializes in business ethics and environmental ethics and has also published Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics (Fifth Edition, Wadsworth, 2005) with John McCall.

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Part One: BUSINESS AND ETHICS. 1. Ethics, Ethics, and the Free Market. 2. Philosophical Ethics: Utilitarianism and the Free Market. 3. Philosophical Ethics: Rights and the Market. 4. The Corporation as a Social Institution. Part Two: BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES. 5. Employee Rights: Job Security and Participation. 6. Employee Rights: Health, Equality, Privacy. 7. Ethical Responsibilities in Business: Employees, Managers, Professionals. Part Three: BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS. 8. Product Liability and Safety. 9. Marketing Ethics: Advertising, Sales, and Consumerism. Part Four: BUSINESS AND OTHER CONSTITUENCIES. 10. Business and the Natural Environment. 11. Affirmative Action and Diversity. 12. Ethics and Multinational Corporations.

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