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Business Ethics

Business Ethics - 5th edition

Business Ethics - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780534619725

ISBN10: 053461972X

Business Ethics by William H. Shaw - ISBN 9780534619725
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
International: No
Business Ethics by William H. Shaw - ISBN 9780534619725

ISBN13: 9780534619725

ISBN10: 053461972X

Edition: 5TH 05

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Combining text and stimulating case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS provides a comprehensive, intellectually solid survey of business ethics, suitable for undergraduates at all levels with little or no philosophical background. Rich with examples and introductions, it introduces students to important philosophical concepts and principles via a range of perspectives: social, historical, philosophical, and personal. It encourages students to grapple with a range of compelling theoretical and practical issues in the evolving commercial landscape.


  • NEW! This edition has been updated in the aftermath of the Enron scandal and other recent business scandals, as well as the post-bubble stock market decline.
  • Chapter summaries, case studies, and suggested further reading are provided at the end of each chapter, encouraging students to continue their studies and reinforcing their knowledge.
  • An index and a very detailed table of contents allow students to quickly look up specific topics and issues.
  • The book is separated into four distinct sections, and each chapter is clearly organized into distinct sections and subsections.
  • NEW! New case studies include: "Battling Over Bottled Water," "An Internet Parasite," One Nation Under Wal-Mart," "Web Porn at Work," "Free Speech or False Advertising?" and "Hazardous Homes in Herculaenum."
  • NEW! Fresh examples, new illustrations, improved exposition, and updated facts and figures have been added throughout the text.
  • NEW! Explanations of theories and concepts have been revised and improved.
  • Two substantial chapters on the nature of morality and ethical theory introduce students to the basics of ethical theory.
  • Chapters on economic justice, the nature of capitalism, and the debate over corporate social responsibility set the background for analyzing specific moral problems in business.
  • Three chapters focus on nuts-and-bolts ethical issues in the workplace (such as privacy, employee rights, hiring and firing, maternity leave), and the moral dilemmas facing employees (like conflicts of interest and whistleblowing).
  • Separate chapters focus on the environment, job discrimination, and consumer-related issues (like product safety and advertising).
  • Each chapter contains timely illustrations and examples as well as background statistical and factual data, with more current examples and factual detail than competing textbooks.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Morality.

2. Normative Theories of Ethics.

3. Justice and Economic Distribution.

4. The Nature of Capitalism.

5. Corporations.

6. The Workplace (1): Basic Issues.

7. The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges.

8. Moral Choices Facing Employees.

9. Job Discrimination.

10. Consumers.

11. The Environment.