Solving Ethical Dilemmas and Personal Introspection

Business Ethics Case Studies and Selected Readings

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Business Ethics Case Studies and Selected Readings

EIGHTH EDITION

MARIANNE MOODY JENNINGS Arizona State University

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Brief Contents Preface xiv Acknowledgments xxii

UNIT 1 Ethical Theory, Philosophical Foundations, Our Reasoning Flaws, and Types of Ethical Dilemmas 1

SECTION A Defining Ethics 2 SECTION B Resolving Ethical Dilemmas 33

UNIT 2 Solving Ethical Dilemmas and Personal Introspection 53 SECTION A Business and Ethics: How Do They Work Together? 54 SECTION B What Gets in the Way of Ethical Decisions in Business? 65 SECTION C Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Business 79

UNIT 3 Business, Stakeholders, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability 109 SECTION A Business and Society: The Tough Issues of Economics,

Social Responsibility, and Business 110 SECTION B Applying Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Theory 126 SECTION C Social Responsibility and Sustainability 170 SECTION D Government as a Stakeholder 179

UNIT 4 Ethics and Company Culture 189 SECTION A Temptation at Work for Individual Gain and That Credo 190 SECTION B The Organizational Behavior Factors 194 SECTION C The Psychological and Behavior Factors 219 SECTION D The Structural Factors: Governance, Example, and Leadership 246 SECTION E The Industry Practices and Legal Factors 274 SECTION F The Fear-and-Silence Factor 303 SECTION G The Culture of Goodness 342

UNIT 5 Ethics and Contracts 357 SECTION A Contract Negotiations: All Is Fair and Conflicting Interests 358 SECTION B Promises, Performance, and Reality 368

UNIT 6 Ethics in International Business 387 SECTION A Conflicts Between the Corporation’s Ethics and

Business Practices in Foreign Countries 388 SECTION B Bribes, Grease Payments, and “When in Rome …” 415

UNIT 7 Ethics, Business Operations, and Rights 423 SECTION A Workplace Safety 424 SECTION B Workplace Loyalty 439 SECTION C Workplace Diversity and Atmosphere 455 SECTION D Workplace Privacy and Personal Lives 461

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SECTION E Workplace Confrontation 471 SECTION F Workplace and the Environment 482

UNIT 8 Ethics and Products 491 SECTION A Advertising Content 492 SECTION B Product Safety 503 SECTION C Product Sales 527 SECTION D Products and Social Issues 543

UNIT 9 Ethics and Competition 547 SECTION A Covenants Not to Compete 548 SECTION B All’s Fair, or Is It? 558 SECTION C Intellectual Property and Ethics 565

The Ethical Common Denominator (ECD) Index: The Common Threads of Business Ethics 573

Alphabetical Index 585 Business Discipline Index 591 Product/Company/Individuals Index 601 Topic Index 639

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Contents Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxii

 
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