Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk about How to Do It Right, 5th Edition
August 2010, ©2011
In this new edition, the dynamic author team of Linda Trevino, prolific researcher and Distinguished Professor, and Kate Nelson, Professor and long time practitioner of strategic organizational communications and human resources, equip students with the pragmatic knowledge they need to identify and solve ethical dilemmas, understand their own and others' ethical behavior, and promote ethical behavior in their organization.
Managing Business Ethics is the perfect text for students entering the workplace, those seeking to become professionals in training, communications, compliance, in addition to chief ethics officers, corporate counsel, heads of human resources, and senior executives!
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCING STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT MANAGING BUSINESS ETHICS: WHERE WE’RE GOING AND WHY
SECTION II ETHICS AND THE INDIVIDUAL
CHAPTER 2 DECIDING WHAT’S RIGHT: A PRESCRIPTIVE APPROACH
CHAPTER 3 DECIDING WHAT’S RIGHT: A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH
CHAPTER 4 COMMON ETHICAL PROBLEMS
SECTION III MANAGING ETHICS IN THE ORGANIZATION
CHAPTER 5 ETHICS AS ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
CHAPTER 6 MANAGING ETHICS AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE
CHAPTER 7 MANAGING FOR ETHICAL CONDUCT
CHAPTER 8 ETHICAL PROBLEMS OF MANAGERS
SECTION IV ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER 9 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER 10 ETHICAL PROBLEMS OF ORGANIZATIONS
CHAPTER 11 MANAGING FOR ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Katherine A. Nelson is currently on the faculty of the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, where she teaches business ethics, introduction to management, and “HR on the Ground,” a course she designed that was named one of “Ten College Courses That Pay Off at Work” (U.S. News & World Report, April 26, 2010). She also has taught business ethics to executive MBAs at the University of Delaware and to executives at Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania. (She was a senior fellow in ethics at the Wharton School for several years in the early 1990s.) In 2010, she was honored with the Fox School’s annual Andrisani-Frank Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kate enjoyed a thirty-year career in business before transitioning to academia. She was a principal and communications practice leader for Mercer Human Resources Consulting in Philadelphia, where she managed a 19-person team of consultants delivering services to Mercer’s clients in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and upstate New York. Earlier, she was vice president and head of worldwide HR communication at Citicorp in New York and has held similar positions at a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch and at Honeywell. The ethics game she created at Citicorp, The Work Ethic, was awarded the Gold Quill of Excellence by the International Association of Business Communicators. The Work Ethic and similar games she developed have been used in numerous business schools including Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Oxford, and INSEAD; and by numerous organizations including NASA, General Electric, and J.P. Morgan. Kate received her B.A. from the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City and is completing graduate work in human resources management at Temple University.
- New organization: The order of chapters has been streamlined for more comprehensive learning, and now moves more clearly from individual decision making, to managing ethics in organizational context, to broader issues of corporate social responsibility.
- Updated research: New edition includes new research on "speaking up," finding your moral voice, and includes Professor Treviño's own research on moral disengagement.
- New cases: Added on topics like Google goes to China, AIG, and Toyota.
- New sustainability coverage: New material on the natural environment and the relation to business ethics has been added.
- New Business Ethics Simulations: New suite of business ethics simulations offered by Ethics-LX http://www.ethics-lx.com/
- Pragmatic approach: Assumes that ethics in organizations is about human behavior that can result from a number of factors, many of which can be influenced by managers and the organizational themselves.
- Varied examples to address different work experience: The authors use a different mix of examples than what is found in conventional business ethics texts, and include cases centered on the kinds of problems that most people will encounter during the course of their work, not just at the executive level.
- Latest research on ethics and organizational behavior: Full of current research, actual company examples, and advice.
- Integrated cases: End of chapter integrated cases help apply the concepts learned in the chapter
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