Honest Work

A Business Ethics Reader

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190497682

Category: Business ethics

Page: 736

View: 7735

Combining readings and case studies, this text asserts that business ethics is primarily about the ethics of individuals and challenges students to reconcile their personal value systems with standard business practice. With a unique focus on the personal dimension of ethics, this is apractical overview of the ethical issues students are most likely to face in the workforce.

Honest Work

A Business Ethics Reader

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla,Clancy W. Martin,Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199944200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 7845

Combining readings and case studies, this text asserts that business ethics is primarily about the ethics of individuals and challenges students to reconcile their personal value systems with standard business practice. Integrating new material on fairness, the financial system, and the global village, this is a practical overview of the ethical issues students are most likely to face in the workforce.

Honest Work

A Business Ethics Reader

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla,Clancy W. Martin,Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195383157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 663

View: 389

Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader, now includes 103 readings and 80 cases on such classic topics as honesty and trust in the workplace, whistleblowing, product liability, finance ethics, and conflicts of interest, along with more cutting edge subjects including environmental ethics and ethics and technology. The text was revised in the midst of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, which reaffirms the convictions that led the authors to develop this text: first, that business ethics is primarily about the ethics of individuals; second, that business itself is a morally sensitive endeavor as it directly or indirectly harms or benefits other people. Honest Work assumes that the goal of a business ethics course is to help students become successful as human beings so that they can go on to invent, run, and rebuild sustainable businesses. Unlike most texts, it brings ethical questions back to the reader, and challenges students to think about the relationship between the way they do business and the kind of life they want to live. questions, and suggested readings and web links. An Instructor's Manual with Test Bank is available to adopters.

Ethics Across the Professions

A Reader for Professional Ethics

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190298708

Category: Professional ethics

Page: 512

View: 9894

What does it mean to be an ethical professional? A professional career can be so demanding that it permeates every aspect of a person's life and personality. In light of this fact, it is especially important for students who are planning to enter a chosen profession to understand its moralstatus, moral virtues, and possible moral pitfalls, so that they will be equipped to deal with the inevitable moral quandaries that they will encounter as professionals.The most up-to-date professional ethics reader available, Ethics Across the Professions analyzes the complex ethical issues that arise in such fields as engineering, finance, healthcare, journalism, and law. Featuring a wide array of both classic and contemporary sources, it ranges from works byAristotle and Kant to selections by Michael Bayles, Sissela Bok, Paul Ekman, and Thomas Nagel. Organized topically, the anthology covers what it means to be a professional, outlines several ethical models, and addresses key issues including deception in professional life, privacy, loyalty, socialwelfare, conflicts of interest, and self-regulation. The book includes detailed chapter introductions, several practical case studies at the end of each chapter, and provocative discussion questions on issues like "whistle-blowing," educating illegal immigrant children, sports, and advertisementsfor pharmaceutical companies. Edited by three renowned ethicists, Ethics Across the Professions is especially suited for introductory professional ethics courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in business schools, nursing schools, and other professional programs.

Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3664

Top academic scholars ponder the question of ethics as it pertains to all aspects of leadership in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. • Includes contributions from philosophers, management theorists, and industrial and organizational psychologists • Reveals the roles that deception and self-deception play in exercising power • Explains complex management models in easy-to-understand, accessible language • Examines leadership across a variety of industries

Wall Street Values

Business Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis

Author: Michael A. Santoro,Ronald J. Strauss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107017351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 7482

What are the economic and moral connections between Wall Street and the overall economy? This book chronicles the transformation of Wall Street's business model from serving clients to proprietary trading and explains how this shift undermined the ethical foundations of the modern financial industry.

Business Ethics and Ethical Business

Author: Robert Audi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 4580

Business Ethics and Ethical Business is a comprehensive yet brief analytical introduction to the field of business ethics. In three parts, it covers the major problems associated with the place of business in society, the ethics of internal management, and the challenges of international business in view of common ethical standards (justice and veracity, beneficence and loyalty, and freedom and respect for persons, among others) and classic ethical theories (Aristotle's virtue ethics, Immanuel Kant's rule-based ethics, J. S. Mill's utilitarianism, and W. D. Ross's intuitionism, etc.). Integrated into the discussion are a number of distinctive elements. Robert Audi takes into account both large companies and small, family owned business; clarifies the nature and importance of rights; and explores the relation between law and ethics in several parts of the book. For a clearer understanding of democracy, he considers two main competing views of business in society - the free market view and the corporate social responsibility approach. He also offers brief concept definitions throughout, which later appear in a glossary at the back of the book, to further clarify key ideas. Accompanying the chapters is an Appendix featuring sixteen Case Scenarios modeled on ethical problems common in the business world. The result is a thorough presentation of business ethics that helps readers to acquire the basic conceptual and ethical tools needed to address the moral problems facing businesses today.

Trust and Honesty

America's Business Culture at a Crossroad

Author: Tamar Frankel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195371704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 4318

America's culture is moving in a new and dangerous direction, as it becomes more accepting and tolerant of dishonesty and financial abuse. Tamar Frankel argues that this phenomenon is not new; in fact it has a specific traceable past. During the past thirty years temptations and opportunities to defraud have risen; legal, moral and theoretical barriers to abuse of trust have fallen. She goes on to suggest that fraud and the abuse of trust could have a widespread impact on American economy and prosperity, and argues that the way to counter this disturbing trend is to reverse the culture of business dishonesty. Finally, she presents the following thesis: If Americans have had enough of financial abuse, they can demand of their leaders, of themselves, and of each other more honesty and trust and less cynicism. Americans can reject the actions, attitudes, theories and assumptions that brought us the corporate scandals of the 1990s. Though American society can have "bad apples," and its constituents hold differing opinions about the precise meaning of trust and truth, it can remain honest, as long as it aspires to honesty.

The Ethics of Business

A Concise Introduction

Author: Al Gini,Alexei Marcoux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442214341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 4806

In a field dominated by books that focus exclusively on the perspective of business in large corporations or that assume that business has a moral deficiency in need of reform, Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux offers students and business people alike a concise guide to what everyone ought to do when doing business. Where other books are organized topically, Gini and Marcoux look at the moral features of business that recur across topical areas, stressing the considerations that bear on business people whether they be corporate functionaries, principals in family businesses, or solo entrepreneurs who do it all, end to end. They present to students the essential concepts, ideas, and issues involved in ethics in business and emphasize the individual acting person and what it means to have character and integrity when doing business.

The Working Life

The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307786153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7936

A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left? What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer? Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing? Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders? Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance? The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.

International Economics, Globalization, and Policy

A Reader

Author: Philip King,Sharmila King

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073375816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 7262

The King reader is a collection of articles on international economics by leading economists drawn from various scholarly sources (e.g., Foreign Affairs, Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Finance and Development, Federal Reserve Publications, the Journal of Economic Perspectives). Previously known as International Economics and International Economic Policy, the new title is briefer and yet more descriptive, since the term globalization has been added to reflect the content of the book, which is also used in courses devoted to globalization, particularly the economic aspects of globalization. The Fifth Edition focuses on real debates within the discipline of economics and political economy, not on phony “pro-cons” debates which often obscure the real issues. The reader continues to be unique as the most relevant in today's market.

When Technology Fails

Significant Technological Disasters, Accidents, and Failures of the Twentieth Century

Author: Neil Schlager

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9780810389083

Category: Reference

Page: 659

View: 879

Explores the causes and effects of approximately 100 of the most significant man-made disasters, accidents and failures of this century. The book focuses particularly on disasters caused by faults in design, construction, planning, and testing and the entries are arranged chronologically.

Diverse Teams at Work

Capitalizing on the Power of Diversity

Author: Anita Rowe

Publisher: Society for Human Resource

ISBN: 9781586440367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 6878

Strategies for making differences in work teams an asset, not a liability are provided in this practical guide. Team members are helped to understand and make the most of their differences and to overcome barriers to achievement that are sometimes the result of diversity. More than 50 worksheets provide teams, team leaders, trainers, and consultants with processes, guidance, and tools to learn how to diversify groups while building relationships. An appendix provides an annotated list of resources, including books, training activities, and videos that are helpful in developing group members and training team leaders.

Business Ethics

Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

Author: Andrew Crane,Dirk Matten

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697310

Category: Business ethics

Page: 605

View: 7527

The fourth edition of Business Ethics explores throughout the text, in the context of business ethics, the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions:� Globalization� Sustainability� Corporate citizenship. Crane and Matten provides a truly global approach with a strong European perspective as well as examples from emerging economies and all around the world.The text's accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure it is engaging for students new to the subject. The text features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice, including Ethics on Screen, Ethics Online and Ethics in Action. It also focuses on skills, such as key decision-making skills, through in-text features including Skill Checks, Think Theory boxes and Key Concept boxes. New to this editionExtended coverage of SMEs and social enterprise, world religions and business ethics, whistleblowing, personal decision-making and feminist ethicsUpdated cases, examples, and vignettes throughout featuring recent cases that have raised complex ethical issues including the News International phone-hacking scandal, the ethical challenges presented by social media, and changes to banking regulations to avert another financial crisisExtended coverage of Asian, Arabian, Latin American, and African perspectives on the ethical debates and dilemmas faced by businesses in their regionsNew in-text features highlight the business skills covered in each chapterEnhanced resources on the website including, for students, related video links for each chapter, a careers advice section, all EoS have been updated to feature a new recent film, to help engage students with business ethics through the very latest cultural coverage, and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions

Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385349955

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 617

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Shareholder Value Myth

How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public

Author: Lynn A. Stout

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605098167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 2093

Executives, investors, and the business press routinely chant the mantra that corporations are required to “maximize shareholder value.” In this pathbreaking book, renowned corporate expert Lynn Stout debunks the myth that corporate law mandates shareholder primacy. Stout shows how shareholder value thinking endangers not only investors but the rest of us as well, leading managers to focus myopically on short-term earnings; discouraging investment and innovation; harming employees, customers, and communities; and causing companies to indulge in reckless, sociopathic, and irresponsible behaviors. And she looks at new models of corporate purpose that better serve the needs of investors, corporations, and society.

Morality Play

Case Studies in Ethics, Second Edition

Author: Jessica Pierce

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 4899

Morality Play is an ideal supplement for ethics courses, offering a case study approach that is both flexible and practical. It provides three alternative methods of organization for universal teaching approaches: contemporary moral problems, ethical theories, and moral principles. The introduction illustrates how to effectively use case studies in the classroom and provides a short review of the fundamentals of argumentation and critical thinking. Featuring ten new case studies, the latest edition continues to spotlight some of the most controversial, thought-provoking issues in ethics today. Themes such as crime and punishment, life and death, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and value and culture are made relevant through insightful case studies drawn from newspaper accounts, legal opinions, and other factual sources. The cases present discrete problems designed to make readers examine their abstract notions about morality.

Engaging With Stakeholders

A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business

Author: Adam Lindgreen,Francois Maon,Joelle Vanhamme,Beatriz Palacios Florencio,Christine Vallaster,Carolyn Strong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429833393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 7511

Engaging with Stakeholders: A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business contends that meaningful and constructive stakeholder engagement efforts should be rooted in a deep relational process of shared understanding, expectations, and viewpoints, through honest, continued dialogue between stakeholders and company management. This anthology follows and reaffirms this view, which also establishes the increasing need to explore the subtleties of how companies can respectfully engage their stakeholders in ways that reflect the corporate strategy and contribute to the ongoing development of business activities and creation of value, for themselves and stakeholders, from social, environmental, and economic perspectives. Stakeholder engagement practices, however, remain highly complex and difficult to manage; their ability to generate value in an inclusive way requires critical consideration. Sound stakeholder engagement efforts also constitute a keystone for responsible business activities. Drawing on a wide range of literature and studies, this book addresses key dimensions of stakeholder engagement, through a responsible business lens, and thereby contributes to identifying the opportunities, challenges, and key organizational implications associated with their unfolding. The four main topics covered are: • Delineating the nature and multiple raisons d’être of stakeholder engagement • Dialogical and communicational foundations of stakeholder engagement • Engaging with diverse stakeholders throughout the value chain • Reaping organizational returns and relational rewards of stakeholder engagement efforts

Principles

Author: Ray Dalio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982112387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 2379

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

Ethics and Global Security

A cosmopolitan approach

Author: Anthony Burke,Katrina Lee-Koo,Matt McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135095086

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 375

This book will be the first systematic examination of the role that ethics plays in international security in both theory and practice, and offers the reader a concrete ethics for global security. Questions of morality and ethics have long been central to global security, from the death camps, world wars and H-bombs of the 20th century, to the humanitarian missions, tsunamis, terrorism and refugees of the 21st. This book goes beyond the Just War tradition to demonstrate how ethical commitments influence security theory, policy and international law, across a range of pressing global challenges. The book highlights how, from patrolling a territorial border to maintaining armed forces, security practices have important ethical implications, by excluding some from consideration, presenting others as potential threats and exposing them to harm, and licensing particular actions. While many scholars and practitioners of security claim little interest in ethics, ethics clearly has an interest in them. This innovative book extends the traditional agenda of war and peace to consider the ethics of force short of war such as sanctions, deterrence, terrorism, targeted killing, and torture, and the ethical implications of new security concerns such as identity, gender, humanitarianism, the responsibility to protect, and the global ecology. It advances a concrete ethics for an era of global threats, and makes a case for a cosmopolitan approach to the theory and practice of security that could inspire a more just, stable and inclusive global order. This book fills an important gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of ethics, security studies and international relations.