ISBN13:978-0073271392 ISBN10: 007327139X This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0072933994 ISBN10: 0072933992
Summary: Mallor, Barnes, Bowers and Langvardt's: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment, 13e is appropriate for the two-term business law course. The cases in the 13th edition are excerpted and edited by the authors. The syntax is not altered, therefore retaining the language of the courts. As in the 12th edition, the 13th edition includes a mix of actual AND hypothetical cases.
Chapter 4, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Critical Thinking includes two additional section:
How to lead ethically, that is, how to ensure that those under one's direction, management, and guidance act in an ethical way.
Common characteristics of decisions gone wrong. This section meshes the material on ethics and critical thinking, concluding with a list of factors that commonly lead to bad decisions, such as complexity of a problem, low margin for error, and cognitive biases that increase risk and lead to over-confidence.
Material on the unintended effects of Sarbanes Oxley has been added, including 1) an increase in going private (public companies choosing no longer to be public), 2) reduced quality audits by independent audit firms that have a lower understanding of the client's business, and 3) companies choosing to incorporate under foreign jurisdiction.
Chapter 43 now includes material on the convictions and acquittals of high-profile corporate executives such as Dennis Kozlowski (Tyco), Bernie Ebbers (Enron), and Richard Scrushy (HealthSouth).
Bankruptcy Chapter now incorporates the major changes to the Act as a result of legislation passed in April 2005. These are the most significant changes since the 1978 Act.
Chapter 46, Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Auditors, Consultants, and Securities Professionals expands the coverage of securities professionals and coverage of the actual effects of Sarbanes Oxley on the accounting profession. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:13TH 07 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Richard D. Irwin, Inc. Year Published: 2007 International: No
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Part 1 Foundations of American Law
Chapter 1 The Nature of Law Chapter 2 The Resolution of Private Disputes Chapter 3 Business and the Constitution Chapter 4 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Critical Thinking
Part 2 Crimes and Torts
Chapter 5 Crimes Chapter 6 Intentional Torts Chapter 7 Negligence and Strict Liability Chapter 8 Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition
Part 3 Contracts
Chapter 9 Introduction to Contracts Chapter 10 The Agreement: Offer Chapter 11 The Agreement: Acceptance Chapter 12 Consideration Chapter 13 Reality of Consent Chapter 14 Capacity to Contract Chapter 15 Illegality Chapter 16 Writing Chapter 17 Rights of Third Parties Chapter 18 Performance and Remedies
Part 4 Sales
Chapter 19 Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts Chapter 20 Product Liability Chapter 21 Performance of Sales Contracts Chapter 22 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
Part 5 Property
Chapter 23 Personal Property and Bailments Chapter 24 Real Property Chapter 25 Landlord and Tenant Chapter 26 Estates and Trusts Chapter 27 Insurance Law (moved from ch. 53)
Part 6 Credit
Chapter 28 Introduction to Credit and Secured Transactions Chapter 29 Security Interests in Personal Property Chapter 30 Bankruptcy
Part 7 Commercial Paper
Chapter 31 Negotiable Instruments Chapter 32 Negotiation and Holder in Due Course Chapter 33 Liability of Parties Chapter 34 Checks and Electronic Transfers (new title)
Part 8 Agency Chapter 35 The Agency Relationship
Chapter 36 Third-Party Relations of the Principal and the Agent
Part 9 Partnership Law
Chapter 37 Introduction to Forms of Business and Formation of Partnerships Chapter 38 Operation of Partnership and Related Forms Chapter 39 Partners' Dissociation and Partnerships' Dissolution and Winding Up Chapter 40 Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies
Part 10 Corporations
Chapter 41 History and Nature of Corporations Chapter 42 Organization, Financial Structure, and Dissolution of Corporations Chapter 43 Management of Corporations Chapter 44 Shareholders' Rights and Liabilities Chapter 45 Securities Regulation Chapter 46 Legal Responsibilities of Auditors and Consultants
Part 11 Regulation of Business
Chapter 47 Administrative Agencies Chapter 48 The Federal Trade Commission Act and Consumer Protection Laws Chapter 49 Antitrust: The Sherman Act Chapter 50 The Clayton Act, The Robinson-Patman Act, and Antitrust Exemptions and Immunities Chapter 51 Employment Law Chapter 52 Environmental Regulations
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States of America
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