Business Ethics
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Business Ethics

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Table of Contents
  • Business Ethics
  • Preface
    • 1. About OpenStax
    • 2. About OpenStax resources
    • 3. About Business Ethics
    • 4. Additional resources
    • 5. About the authors
  • Chapter 1. Why Ethics Matter
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 1.1. Being a Professional of Integrity*
    • 1.2. Ethics and Profitability*
    • 1.3. Multiple versus Single Ethical Standards*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 2. Ethics from Antiquity to the Present
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 2.1. The Concept of Ethical Business in Ancient Athens*
    • 2.2. Ethical Advice for Nobles and Civil Servants in Ancient China*
    • 2.3. Comparing the Virtue Ethics of East and West*
    • 2.4. Utilitarianism: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number*
    • 2.5. Deontology: Ethics as Duty*
    • 2.6. A Theory of Justice*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 3. Defining and Prioritizing Stakeholders
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 3.1. Adopting a Stakeholder Orientation*
    • 3.2. Weighing Stakeholder Claims*
    • 3.3. Ethical Decision-Making and Prioritizing Stakeholders*
    • 3.4. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 4. Three Special Stakeholders: Society, the Environment, and Government
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 4.1. Corporate Law and Corporate Responsibility*
    • 4.2. Sustainability: Business and the Environment*
    • 4.3. Government and the Private Sector*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 5. The Impact of Culture and Time on Business Ethics
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 5.1. The Relationship between Business Ethics and Culture*
    • 5.2. Business Ethics over Time*
    • 5.3. The Influence of Geography and Religion*
    • 5.4. Are the Values Central to Business Ethics Universal?*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 6. What Employers Owe Employees
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 6.1. The Workplace Environment and Working Conditions*
    • 6.2. What Constitutes a Fair Wage?*
    • 6.3. An Organized Workforce*
    • 6.4. Privacy in the Workplace*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 7. What Employees Owe Employers
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 7.1. Loyalty to the Company*
    • 7.2. Loyalty to the Brand and to Customers*
    • 7.3. Contributing to a Positive Work Atmosphere*
    • 7.4. Financial Integrity*
    • 7.5. Criticism of the Company and Whistleblowing*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 8. Recognizing and Respecting the Rights of All
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 8.1. Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce*
    • 8.2. Accommodating Different Abilities and Faiths*
    • 8.3. Sexual Identification and Orientation*
    • 8.4. Income Inequalities*
    • 8.5. Animal Rights and the Implications for Business*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 9. Professions under the Microscope
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 9.1. Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Culture*
    • 9.2. The Influence of Advertising*
    • 9.3. The Insurance Industry*
    • 9.4. Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 10. Changing Work Environments and Future Trends
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 10.1. More Telecommuting or Less?*
    • 10.2. Workplace Campuses*
    • 10.3. Alternatives to Traditional Patterns of Work*
    • 10.4. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Workplace of the Future*
    • Glossary
    • Summary
    • Summary
    • Assessment Questions
    • Assessment Questions
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Chapter 11. Epilogue: Why Ethics Still Matter
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction*
    • 11.1. Business Ethics in an Evolving Environment*
    • 11.2. Committing to an Ethical View*
    • 11.3. Becoming an Ethical Professional*
    • 11.4. Making a Difference in the Business World*
    • Endnotes
    • Endnotes
  • Appendix A. The Lives of Ethical Philosophers*
    • A.1. The Ethics of Aristotle: Virtue Theory
    • A.2. The Ethics of Bentham and Mill: Utilitarianism
    • A.3. The Ethics of Kant: Deontology
    • A.4. The Ethics of John Rawls: Justice Theory
  • Appendix B. Profiles in Business Ethics: Contemporary Thought Leaders*
    • B.1. Dan Bane, chairman and chief executive officer of Trader Joe’s
    • B.2. Mary T. Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors
    • B.3. Marc Benioff, chairman, CEO, and founder of Salesforce
    • B.4. John C. (Jack) Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group
    • B.5. Yvon Chouinard, founder, and Rose Marcario, CEO and president of Patagonia Works
    • B.6. Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
    • B.7. Kim Jordan, CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company
    • B.8. Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
    • B.9. Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s
  • Appendix C. A Succinct Theory of Business Ethics*
    • C.1. The Nature of Business Ethics
    • C.2. The Nature of the Ethical Business Leader
  • Solutions
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 9
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 10
  • Index
  • Index
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