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SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics

SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics

May 2011 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed for courses in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, corporate strategy, and organizational behaviour, this text will also be an indispensible companion text for business students to use throughout their full programme of study. This text provides objective coverage of key issues in corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.

Business Ethics in Brief is divided into eight sections which contain important keywords that relate to those sections: Ethics and the Individual; Theories of Ethics; Understanding Global Ethics; Ethics of Management and Business; Employee and Human Resources Issues; Consumer Issues; Ethics of Advertising, Marketing, and PR; and Environmental Issues in Ethics.

Key features of the text include the following:

- Keyword entries featuring comprehensive essays on such crucial topics as strategic corporate social responsibility, consumer rights, and ethical decision making

- A listing of suggested readings for each entry, so that readers can find more information on topics of particular interest.

- Three appendices: An appendix of "problematic practices" that highlights key corporations and industries and the ethical issues they faced; an appendix with key ethics institutes and organizations; and an appendix listing key business ethics periodicals

Part I: What is Business Ethics?
Business Ethics
Part II: Ethics and the Individual
Human Nature
Human Rights
Ethical Decision Making
Part III: Theories of Ethics
Theories of Ethics: Overview
Virtue Ethics
Social Ethics
Normative Ethics
Ethics of Care
Part IV: Ethics of Management and Business
Ethics of Management
International Business Ethics
Strategy and Ethics
Corporate Governance
Stakeholder Theory
Ethics of Finance
Pricing, Ethical Issues in
Corporate Citizenship
Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Performance (CSP)
Part V: Employee and Human Resources Issues
Employee Protection and Workplace Safety Legislation
Employee Rights Movement
Equal Opportunity
Affirmative Action
Part VI: Consumer Issues
Consumer Rights (to safety, to be informed, to be heard)
Consumer Protection Legislation
Consumer Activism
Consumer Fraud
Part VII: Ethics of Advertising, Marketing, and PR
Ethics of Marketing
Advertising Ethics
Public Relations Ethics
Appendix A: Problematic Practices
Appendix B: Business Ethics Organizations
Appendix C: Business Ethics Periodicals

I decided to go with a purely case-based ethics book, so this book turned out not to be suitable for my course.

Dr Laura Dwyer
School Of Business Admin, University Of Evansville
March 4, 2014

A reasonably good book, but more suited to undergraduate course rather than my MBA course.

Professor Nathan Tierney
Philosophy Dept, California Lutheran University
February 12, 2014

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