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Law and Ethics in Business Environment - 4th edition

Law and Ethics in Business Environment (ISBN10: 0324121865; ISBN13: 9780324121865)
ISBN13: 978-0324121865
ISBN10: 0324121865

Summary: The unique flexibility of this text makes this an excellent supplement to any standard business law and legal environment text, or as the primary text for an advanced ethics or issues-oriented course. Introducing issues via specific legal cases, it provides balanced, in-depth coverage of controversial and timely topics in the areas of law and ethics within the business environment.

Benefits:
  • NEW! Intellectual Property Chapter: As technology has become central to business, the fourth edition includes a new chapter, Chapter 5 on Intellectual Property. This chapter addresses some of the impacts technology has had on intellectual property, including patent and trademark laws, and also questions surrounding ownership and innovation. Examples include Napster, Cipro and Patent Rights, and many more.
  • NEW! Completely Updated Privacy & Technology Chapter: This chapter has been completely updated to reflect major changes in our environment after the tragedy of September 11th. Topics in this chapter include, analysis of the PATRIOT Antiterrorism Act, the conflict between privacy vs. safety concerns, and CyberEthics, or the impact e-commerce and the information age has had on society.
  • Internet Assignment: Internet exercises are now included in each chapter to allow students to bring their learning up-to-the-minute. These excercises are not just lists of URLs, but require sudents to utilize their critical thinking skills. Students will need to decide how to search for the answers on the web, and how to analyze the information they find, both in terms of content and reliability. Included in each chapter are Internet exercises that actively involve students in the learning process through the use of today's Internet technology.
  • Introduction to Ethics: Chapter 1 includes the major approaches to ethical decision-making in business. This chapter offers an exceptional framework for integrating the important discussion of ethics throughout the book. This chapter has also been extensively revised in the 4th edition to include more focus on contract law.
  • Interactive Teaching: Included in each chapter are classroom exercises that get students actively involved in the learning process. The instructor's manual makes it easy to try out these lively exercises.
  • NEW! Updated, Current and In-depth Coverage: Rich coverage of timely, contemporary topics include bioterrorism material in the Workplace Safety chapter; the new Global Warming Treaty within the Environmental Safety chapter; profiling on the basis of ethnicity and race; new material on the pharmaceutical industry and alternative dispute resolution; and information related to cybermarketing to children and much more.
  • Interdisciplinary: Each chapter begins with a legal case introducing a central issue, then invites students to explore it through a mix of interdisciplinary readings that inspire greater contextual understanding.
  • Chapter Projects: Presented in each chapter, these thought-provoking projects employ different models of participatory exercises designed to plug students directly into the learning process. Additional materials provided in the appendices and Instructor's Manual make any or all of these projects convenient and easy to incorporate.
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Summary: The unique flexibility of this text makes this an excellent supplement to any standard business law and legal environment text, or as the primary text for an advanced ethics or issues-oriented course. Introducing issues via specific legal cases, it provides balanced, in-depth coverage of controversial and timely topics in the areas of law and ethics within the business environment.

Benefits:
  • NEW! Intellectual Property Chapter: As technology has become central to business, the fourth edition includes a new chapter, Chapter 5 on Intellectual Property. This chapter addresses some of the impacts technology has had on intellectual property, including patent and trademark laws, and also questions surrounding ownership and innovation. Examples include Napster, Cipro and Patent Rights, and many more.
  • NEW! Completely Updated Privacy & Technology Chapter: This chapter has been completely updated to reflect major changes in our environment after the tragedy of September 11th. Topics in this chapter include, analysis of the PATRIOT Antiterrorism Act, the conflict between privacy vs. safety concerns, and CyberEthics, or the impact e-commerce and the information age has had on society.
  • Internet Assignment: Internet exercises are now included in each chapter to allow students to bring their learning up-to-the-minute. These excercises are not just lists of URLs, but require sudents to utilize their critical thinking skills. Students will need to decide how to search for the answers on the web, and how to analyze the information they find, both in terms of content and reliability. Included in each chapter are Internet exercises that actively involve students in the learning process through the use of today's Internet technology.
  • Introduction to Ethics: Chapter 1 includes the major approaches to ethical decision-making in business. This chapter offers an exceptional framework for integrating the important discussion of ethics throughout the book. This chapter has also been extensively revised in the 4th edition to include more focus on contract law.
  • Interactive Teaching: Included in each chapter are classroom exercises that get students actively involved in the learning process. The instructor's manual makes it easy to try out these lively exercises.
  • NEW! Updated, Current and In-depth Coverage: Rich coverage of timely, contemporary topics include bioterrorism material in the Workplace Safety chapter; the new Global Warming Treaty within the Environmental Safety chapter; profiling on the basis of ethnicity and race; new material on the pharmaceutical industry and alternative dispute resolution; and information related to cybermarketing to children and much more.
  • Interdisciplinary: Each chapter begins with a legal case introducing a central issue, then invites students to explore it through a mix of interdisciplinary readings that inspire greater contextual understanding.
  • Chapter Projects: Presented in each chapter, these thought-provoking projects employ different models of participatory exercises designed to plug students directly into the learning process. Additional materials provided in the appendices and Instructor's Manual make any or all of these projects convenient and easy to incorporate.
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 03
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Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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