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A Companion to Business Ethics

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0102-8
480 pages
August 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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In a series of articles specifically commissioned for this volume, some of today's most distinguished business ethicists survey the main areas of interest and concern in the field of business ethics.

Sections of the book cover topics such as the often easy relation between business ethics and capitalism, the link between business ethics and ethical theory, how ethics applies to specific problems in the business world, the connection between business ethics and related academic disciplines, and the practice of business ethics in modern corporations.

  • Includes extensive, accessible discussion of all of the main areas of interest and debate in business ethics
  • Features all original contributions by distinguished authors in business ethics
  • Includes an annotated table of contents, bibliographies of the relevant literature and a list of internet sources of material on business ethics
  • Perfect, comprehensive book for use in business ethics courses
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List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Business Ethics and Normative Theories:.

1. A Kantian Approach to Business Ethics: Norman E. Bowie.

2. Utilitarianism and Business Ethics: Milton Snoeyenbos and James Humber.

3. Business Ethics and Virtue: Robert C. Solomon.

4. Social Contract Approaches to Business Ethics: Bridging the "is-ought" Gap: Thomas W. Dunfee and Thomas Donaldson.

5. Business Ethics and the Pragmatic Attitude: Douglas R. Anderson.

6. An Outline of Ethical Relativism and Ethical Absolutism: Robert E. Frederick.

7. Feminist Theory and Business Ethics: Robbin Derry.

8. Business Ethics in a Free Society: Tibor R. Machan.

9. Nature and Business Ethics: William C. Frederick.

10. Toward New Directions in Business Ethics: Some Pragmatic Pathways: Sandra B. Rosenthal and Rogene A. Buchholz.

11. Business Ethics: Pragmatism and Postmodernism: R. Edward Freeman and Robert A. Phillips.

Part II: Business Ethics and the Business Disciplines:.

12. Ethics in Management: Archie B. Carroll.

13. Finance Ethics: John R. Boatright.

14. Ethics in the Public Accounting Profession: Mohammed J. Abdolmohammadi and Mark R. Nixon.

15. Marketing Ethics: George G. Brenkert.

16. Law, Ethics and Managerial Judgement: Lynn S. Paine.

17. Business Ethics and Economics: Diane L. Swanson.

18. Business Ethics and the Social Sciences: Linda Klebe Treviño.

Part III: Issues in Business Ethics:.

19. International Business Ethics: Richard T. De George.

20. Corporate Moral Agency: John R. Danley.

21. Employee Rights: Ronald Duska.

22. Business Ethics and Work: Questions for the Twenty-First Century: Joanne B. Ciulla.

23. Business' Environmental Responsibility: Joseph R. Desjardins.

24. Business Ethics and Religion: Ronald M. Green.

25. Social Responsibility and Business Ethics: Rogene A. Buchholz and Sandra B. Rosenthal.

Part IV: Business Ethics: Origins and Contemporary Practice:.

26. Business Ethics and the Origins of Contemporary Capitalism: Economics and Ethics in the Work of Adam Smith and Herbert Spencer: Patricia H. Werhane.

27. A Brief History of American Business Ethics: Thomas F. McMahon.

28. Business Ethics in Europe: a Tale of Two Efforts: Henk Van Luijk.

29. Ethics and the Regulatory Environment: Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca S. Walker.

30. A Passport for the Corporate Code: from Borg Warner to the Caux Principles: Lisa H. Newton.

31. Investigations and Due Process: Joan Elise Dubinsky.

32. Ethics and Corporate Leadership: Keith Darcy.

Bibliography.

Appendix A: Business Ethics: Electronic Resources.

Appendix B: Domestic and International Business Ethics rganizations.

Index.

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Robert E. Frederick

is chair of the philosophy department at Bentley College, a research scholar at the Center for Business Ethics, and the editor of the journal Business and Society Review, also published by Blackwell. He is the author of The Philosophy of Right and Left and co-editor (with Michael Hoffman) of Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality. Frederick and Hoffman are also editors of the new series Foundations of Business Ethics.
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  • Includes extensive, accessible discussion of all of the main areas of interest and debate in business ethics
  • Features all original contributions by distinguished authors in business ethics
  • Includes an annotated table of contents, bibliographies of the relevant literature and a list of internet sources of material on business ethics
  • Perfect, comprehensive book for use in business ethics courses
See More
"Frederick has orchestrated a marvelous business ethics symphony in this Companion. The articles are original, targeted at essential issues, and written by recognized scholars of the movement. It promises to become one of the field's classic collections." W. Michael Hoffman, Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College <!--end-->

"The pace of change and the unexpected challenges that managers now confront every day make it all the more important that they have a clear sense of business ethics to guide their decision making. This book provides that handrail and shows how good business and good ethics go hand in hand." John Quelch, London Business School

"This is a valuable resource with thoughtful essays by the best minds in business ethics today. The organization of the book by ethical theories, business diciplines, and contemporary ethical issues makes it particularly useful as a reference book for academics and practitioners alike." Brad Brown, University of Virginia

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