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The Business Ethics Workshop

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James Brusseau, Pace University

Pub Date: 2012

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

Language: English

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Reviewed by Alejandro Hortal, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro on 12/5/16

The text covers all relevant ethical areas and theories. It provides also a vast number of cases as examples of the theories explained. Each chapter has theory and cases, making it very easy to use. Within the text, there is also links to other... read more

 

Reviewed by Wade Maki, Senior Lecturer, University of North Carolina Greensboro on 12/5/16

The text provides a solid grounding in argumentation, ethical theory (utilitarianism, Kant, virtue ethics, relativism etc...). It also covers topical areas such as workplace culture, discrimination, advertising, the environment, whistleblowing,... read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: What Is Business Ethics?
  • Chapter 2: Theories of Duties and Rights: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business When the Means Justify the Ends
  • Chapter 3: Theories of Consequence Ethics: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business when the Ends Justify the Means
  • Chapter 4: Theories Responding to the Challenge of Cultural Relativism
  • Chapter 5: Employee's Ethics: What's the Right Job for Me?
  • Chapter 6: Employee's Ethics: Getting a Job, Getting a Promotion, Leaving
  • Chapter 7: Employee's Ethics: Making the Best of the Job You Have as You Get from 9 to 5
  • Chapter 8: Manager's Ethics: Getting, Promoting, and Firing Workers
  • Chapter 9: Manager's Ethics: Deciding on a Corporate Culture and Making It Work
  • Chapter 10: The Tense Office: Discrimination, Victimization, and Affirmative Action
  • Chapter 11: The Aroused Office: Sex and Drugs at Work
  • Chapter 12: The Selling Office: Advertising and Consumer Protection
  • Chapter 13: The Responsible Office: Corporations and Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 14: The Green Office: Economics and the Environment
  • Chapter 15: The Domination Office: The Star System and Labor Unions

About the Book

Ethics is about determining value; it's deciding what's worth doing and what doesn't matter so much.Business ethics is the way we decide what kind of career to pursue, what choices we make on the job,which companies we want to work with, and what kind of economic world we want to live in and thenleave behind for those coming after. There are no perfect answers to these questions, but there's adifference between thinking them through and winging it. The Business Ethics Workshop provides aframework for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered through working life.

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Author

James Brusseau (PhD, Philosophy) has taught ethics at the Mexican National University, California State University, and the Pennsylvania State University. He is author of Decadence of the French Nietzsche and Isolated Experiences: Gilles Deleuze and the Solitudes of Reversed Platonism. Currently, he teaches at Pace University near his home in New York City.