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Business Ethics: Case Studies and Selected Readings

Business Ethics: Case Studies and Selected ReadingsTitoloBusiness Ethics: Case Studies and Selected Readings
AutoreJennings, Marianne M.
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CategoriaBusiness & Economics: Business Ethics
RilegaturaPaperback
Dati609 p.; ill.
Anno2011
EditoreSouth Western Educational Publishing
CollanaSouth-Western Legal Studies in Business Academic (Paperback)
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Packed with real-life examples of business decisions gone awry, the 7th Edition of BUSINESS ETHICS: CASE STUDIES AND SELECTED READINGS explores the complex issues of business ethics from the leaders' perspectives. This best-selling text offers a rare collection of readings which examines the business decision-making processes of many types of leaders, while revealing some of the common factors that push them over ethical lines they might not otherwise cross. A combination of short and long cases, readings, hypothetical situations, and current ethical dilemmas, BUSINESS ETHICS: CASE STUDIES AND SELECTED READINGS provides a stimulating and thorough basis for evaluating business ethics, and encourages stronger values in future business leaders.

Indice e argomenti trattati
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxxviii
1 Unit Ethical Theory, Philosophical Foundations, Our Reasoning Flaws, and Types of Ethical Dilemmas
Section A Defining Ethics
3
Reading 1.1 You, Your Values, and a Credo
3
Reading 1.2 The Parable of the Sadhu
4
Reading 1.3 What Are Ethics? From Line-Cutting to Kant
10
Reading 1.4 The Types of Ethical Dilemmas: From Truth to Honesty to Conflicts
17
Reading 1.5 On Rationalizing and Labeling: The Things We Do That Make Us Uncomfortable, but We Do Them Anyway
22
Reading 1.6 The Slippery Slope, the Blurred Lines, and How We Never Do Just One Thing
26
Case 1.7 Hank Greenberg and AIG
27
Section B Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
29
Reading 1.8 Some Simple Tests for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
29
Reading 1.9 Some Steps for Analyzing Ethical Dilemmas
34
Case 1.10 The Little Teacher Who Could: Piper, Kansas, and Term Papers
34
Case 1.11 The Movie Ticket
37
Case 1.12 Puffing Your Resume
37
Case 1.13 Dad, the Actuary, and the Stats Class
39
Reading 1.14 On Plagiarism
40
Case 1.15 Wi-Fi Piggybacking
41
Case 1.16 The Ethics Officer and First Class for TSA
41
Case 1.17 Speeding on the Job: Obeying the Rules: Why We Do and Don't
42
Case 1.18 The Pack of Gum 43
2 Unit Solving Ethical Dilemmas and Personal Introspection
Section A Business and Ethics: How Do They Work Together?
47
Reading 2.1 What's Different about Business Ethics?
47
Reading 2.2 The Ethics of Responsibility
48
Reading 2.3 Is Business Bluffing Ethical?
49
Section B What Gets in the Way of Ethical Decisions in Business?
59
Reading 2.4 How Leaders Lose Their Way: What Price Hubris?
59
Reading 2.5 Moral Relativism and the Either/or Conundrum
61
Reading 2.6 P=f(x) The Probability of an Ethical Outcome Is a Function of the Amount of Money Involved: Pressure
62
Case 2.7 Martha Stewart: Not Such a Good Thing
63
Case 2.8 On Leaving to Spend More Time with Family
69
Section C Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Business
71
Reading 2.9 The Areas of Ethical Challenges in Business
71
Reading 2.10 A Structured Approach for Solving Ethical Dilemmas and Trying Out Your Ethical Skills on Some Business Cases
72
Case 2.11 What Was Up with Wall Street? The Goldman Standard and Shades of Gray
73
Case 2.12 What Happens in Boulder Stays in Boulder: Cell Phone Alibis
84
Case 2.13 Travel Expenses: A Chance for Extra Income
84
Case 2.14 Do Cheaters Prosper?
85
Case 2.15 The Rigged Election
86
Case 2.16 West Virginia University and the Governor's Daughter
86
3 Unit Business, Stakeholders, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
Section A Business and Society: The Tough Issues of Economics, Social Responsibility, and Business
91
Reading 3.1 The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits
91
Reading 3.2 A Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation
96
Reading 3.3 Business with a Soul: A Reexamination of What Counts in Business Ethics
101
Reading 3.4 Appeasing Stakeholders with Public Relations
104
Reading 3.5 Michael Novak on Capitalism and the Corporation
105
Reading 3.6 Marjorie Kelly and the Divine Right of Capital
108
Reading 3.7 Schools of Thought on Social Responsibility
111
Case 3.8 Adelphia: Good Works via a Hand in the Till
113
Reading 3.9 The Regulatory Cycle, Social Responsibility, Business Strategy, and Equilibrium
117
Case 3.10 Fannie, Freddie, Wall Street, Main Street, and the Subprime Mortgage Market: Of Moral Hazards
121
Section B Applying Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Theory
132
Case 3.11 Whole Foods, John Mackey, and Health Care Debates
132
Case 3.12 Ice-T, the Body Count Album, and Shareholder Uprisings
133
Case 3.13 Baseball and Steroids
138
Case 3.14 Michael Vick, Dogs, Rush Limbaugh, and the NFL
145
Case 3.15 Dayton-Hudson's Contributions to Planned Parenthood, and Target and the Bell Ringers
146
Section C Social Responsibility and Sustainability
149
Reading 3.16 The New Environmentalism
149
Case 3.17 Herman Miller and Its Rain Forest Chairs
151
Case 3.18 The Death of the Great Disposable Diaper Debate
153
4 Unit Ethics and Company Culture
Section A Temptation at Work for Individual Gain and That Credo
159
Reading 4.1 The Moving Line
159
Reading 4.2 Not All Employees Are Equal When It Comes to Moral Development
160
Section B The Organizational Behavior Factors
164
Reading 4.3 Why Corporations Can't Control Chicanery
164
Reading 4.4 The Effects of Compensation Systems: Incentives, Bonuses, Pay, and Ethics
172
Reading 4.5 The Subprime Saga: Bear Stearns, Lehman, Merrill, and CDOs
176
Case 4.6 HealthSouth: The Scrushy Way
183
Case 4.7 Jett and Kidder, Leeson and Barings, Kerviel and Societe Generale: Compensation-Fueled Dishonesty
192
Case 4.8 Royal Dutch and the Reserves
199
Reading 4.9 Stock Options, Backdating, and Disclosure Options: What Happened Here?
200
Case 4.10 FINOVA and the Loan Write-Off
206
Section C The Structural Factors: Governance, Example, and Leadership
212
Reading 4.11 A Primer on Sarbanes-Oxley
212
Case 4.12 Bank of America: The Merrill Takeover, the Disclosures, and the Board
216
Case 4.13 Dennis Kozlowski: Tyco and the $6,000 Shower Curtain
218
Case 4.14 Bausch & Lomb and Krispy Kreme: Channel Stuffing and Cannibalism
228
Case 4.15 Enron: The CFO, Conflicts, and Cooking the Books with Natural Gas and Electricity
233
Case 4.16 Arthur Andersen: A Fallen Giant
246
Reading 4.17 The New Shareholder: Taking Over to Change the Culture
253
Section D The Industry Practices and Legal Factors
257
Reading 4.18 If It's Legal, It's Ethical; and Besides, Everyone Does It
257
Reading 4.19 A Primer on Accounting Issues and Ethics and Earnings Management
262
Case 4.20 The Ethics of Bankruptcy
272
Case 4.21 The Ethics of Walking Away
275
Section E The Fear-and-Silence Factors
279
Reading 4.22 The Options for Whistle-Blowers
279
Case 4.23 Beech-Nut and the No-Apple-Juice Apple Juice
280
Case 4.24 NASA and the Space Shuttle Booster Rockets
285
Case 4.25 Westland/Hallmark Meat Packing Company and the Cattle Standers
288
Reading 4.26 Getting Information from Employees Who Know to Those Who Can and Will Respond
289
Case 4.27 WorldCom: The Little Company That Couldn't After All
293
Case 4.28 Bernie Madoff: Just Stay Away from the 17th Floor
311
5 Unit Ethics in International Business
Section A Conflicts Between the Corporation's Ethics and Business Practices in Foreign Countries
315
Reading 5.1 Why an International Code of Ethics Would Be Good for Business
315
Case 5.2 Chiquita Banana and Mercenary Protection
319
Case 5.3 Transnational Shipping and the Pirates
322
Case 5.4 The Former Soviet Union: A Study of Three Companies: PwC, Ikea, and AES
323
Case 5.5 Product Dumping
325
Case 5.6 On Sweatshops, Nike, and Kathie Lee
326
Case 5.7 Bhopal: When Safety Standards Differ
333
Case 5.8 Nestle: When Products Translate Differently
335
Case 5.9 Google, Yahoo, and Human Rights in China
337
Section B Bribes, Grease Payments, and When in Rome
340
Reading 5.10 A Primer on the FCPA
340
Case 5.11 Siemens and Bribery, Everywhere
342
Case 5.12 Salt Lake City, the Olympics, and Bribery
344
6 Unit Ethics, Business Operations, and Rights
Section A Workplace Safety
353
Reading 6.1 Two Sets of Books on Safety
353
Case 6.2 Sleeping on the Job and on the Way Home
353
Case 6.3 Cintas and OSHA
354
Section B Workplace Loyalty
356
Case 6.4 Aaron Feuerstein and Maiden Mills
356
Case 6.5 Plant Closings, Downsizings, Company Closings, Government Takeovers, Bankruptcies, and Pensions
358
Section C Workplace Conflicts
361
Case 6.6 JCPenney and Its Wealthy Buyer
361
Case 6.7 The Trading Desk, Perks, and "Dwarf Tossing"
362
Case 6.8 Docs, Pharmas, Medical Journals, Funded Research, and Pizza
363
Case 6.9 The Analyst Who Needed a Preschool
367
Case 6.10 Julie Roehm: The Walmart Ad Exec with Expensive Tastes
370
Section D Workplace Diversity and Atmosphere
373
Case 6.11 English-Only Employer Policies
373
Case 6.12 On-the-job Fetal Injuries
374
Reading 6.13 The Benefits of Diversity: Remarks of Doug Daft, Formed CEO of Coca-Cola
376
Case 6.14 Seinfeld in the Workplace
380
Case 6.15 Toyota, the CEO, the Assistant, and Inaction
381
Case 6.16 Arizona Senate Bill 1070: Immigration Laws, Employers, Enforcement, and Emotion
382
Section E Workplace Privacy and Personal Lives
385
Case 6.17 Facebook MySpace, and YouTube Screening of Employees
385
Case 6.18 Bloggers, Chat Rooms, and E-Mail: Your Employer Is Watching
386
Case 6.19 Jack Welch and the Harvard Interview
387
Reading 6.20 Is It None of Our Business?
390
Section F Workplace Confrontation
395
Reading 6.21 The Glowing Recommendation
395
Reading 6.22 The Ethics of Confrontation
396
Case 6.23 Ann Hopkins and Price Waterhouse
399
Section G Workplace and the Environment
405
Case 6.24 Exxon and Alaska
405
Case 6.25 BP: Pipeline, Refinery, and Offshore-Drilling Safety
411
7 Unit Ethics and Products
Section A Advertising Content
425
Case 7.1 Joe Camel: The Cartoon Character Who Sold Cigarettes and Nearly Felled an Industry
425
Case 7.2 Spring Break, Beer, and Alcohol on Campus
430
Case 7.3 Cheerios and Cholesterol and Rice Krispies and Immunity
432
Case 7.4 Subprime Loans---The Under-the-Radar Loans That Felled a Market
434
Case 7.5 Hollywood Ads
438
Case 7.6 Kraft, Barney Rubble, and Shrek
438
Case 7.7 Craigslist and Ad Screening
439
Section B Product Safety
441
Reading 7.8 A Primer on Product Liability
441
Case 7.9 Tylenol: Decades of Dilemmas
444
Case 7.10 Merck and Vioxx
447
Case 7.11 Ford and Its Pinto and GM and Its Malibu: The Repeating Exploding Gas Tank Problem
452
Case 7.12 Toyota: Sudden Acceleration or Bad Drivers or Pesky Floor Mats?
458
Case 7.13 E. coli, Jack-in-the-Box, and Cooking Temperatures
461
Case 7.14 Peanut Corporation of America and Salmonella
462
Section C Product Sales
464
Case 7.15 Pfizer and the $2.3 Billion Fine for Sales Tactics
464
Case 7.16 The Mess at Marsh McLennan
465
Case 7.17 Frozen Coke and Burger King and the Richmond Rigging
468
Case 7.18 Slotting: Facilitation, Costs, or Bribery?
472
Section D Contracts
478
Case 7.19 Intel and the Chips: When You Have Made a Mistake
478
Case 7.20 Sears and High-Cost Auto Repairs
481
Section E Products and Social Issues
487
Case 7.21 The Mommy Doll
487
Case 7.22 Stem-Cell Research
487
Case 7.23 Toro and Its Product Liability Program
489
Case 7.24 Fast Food Liability
490
8 Unit Ethics and Competition
Section A Covenants Not to Compete
495
Reading 8.1 A Primer on Covenants Not to Compete: Are They Valid?
495
Case 8.2 Boeing, Lockheed, and the Documents
496
Case 8.3 Starwood, Hilton, and the Suspiciously Similar New Hotel Designs
501
Section B All's Fair, or Is It?
505
Reading 8.4 Adam Smith: An Excerpt from The Theory of Moral Sentiments
505
Case 8.5 The Coke Employee Who Offered Inside Information to Pepsi
506
Case 8.6 The Compliance Officer Who Strayed
508
Case 8.7 Jonathan Lebed: The Middle School Tycoon
510
Case 8.8 Simmons, Mervyn's, and the Private Equity Firms That Bankrupt Them
511
Section C Intellectual Property and Ethics
514
Case 8.9 Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, eBay, Landlords, and Knock-Offs
514
Case 8.10 Copyright, Songs, and Charities
518
Case 8.11 Microsoft vs. Google and "Snippets" of Books
519
Case 8.12 The Little Intermittent Windshield Wiper and Its Little Inventor
520
9 Unit Ethics and Government
Section A Government Employees
525
Reading 9.1 The Fish Bowl Existence of Government
525
Case 9.2 The Minerals Management Service: The Arms-Length Affairs with Oil Executives
527
Case 9.3 Kodak, the Appraiser, and the Assessor: Lots of Back Scratching on Valuation
531
Case 9.4 The Governor and a Senate Seat Vacated by a President
532
Case 9.5 The Man Who Writes the Internal Revenue Code Has Tax Issues: The Rangel Round-Up
534
Case 9.6 "I Was Just Following Orders": The CIA, Interrogations, and the Role of Legal Opinions in the Conduct of Organizations
536
Case 9.7 Paul Wolfowitz and the World Bank
538
Case 9.8 Hiding the Slip-Up on Oil Lease Accounting: Interior Motives
540
Case 9.9 Joe the Plumber, Child Support Records, and the Public Official's Disclosure
540
Section B Government-Contracts
542
Case 9.10 Stanford University and Government Overhead Payments
542
Case 9.11 Yale University and the Compensation of Professors for Government Research: Double-Dipping or Confusion?
545
Case 9.12 Minority-Owned Businesses and Reality
545
Case 9.13 The My Tai Concession and the County Supervisor
546
Case 9.14 Government Pricing and Finding a Way Around It
546
Case 9.15 Taser and Stunning Behavior
547
Case 9.16 Boeing and the Recruiting of the Government Purchasing Agent
548
Section C Government Responsibilities
551
Case 9.17 The Prosecutors Who Withheld Evidence: The Senator's Trial
551
Case 9.18 The Duke Lacrosse Team and the Prosecutor
551
Case 9.19 FEMA, Hurricane Katrina, and the Dilemmas of Regulation versus Human Life
554
10 Unit Ethics and Nonprofits
Section A Nonprofits and Fraud
559
Case 10.1 New Era: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is Too Good to Be True
559
Case 10.2 The Baptist Foundation: Funds of the Faithful
562
Section B Nonprofits and Management
565
Case 10.3 Acorn: Community Organizers, Undercover Videos, and Advice
565
Case 10.4 Giving and Spending the United Way
566
Case 10.5 The Red Cross, New York, and Ground Zero
568
Case 10.6 The Cornell Researchers Funded by the Foundation
569
Alphabetical Index571
Business Discipline Index575
Product/Company/Individuals/Subject Index582
Topic Index603

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