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Business Ethics

Business Ethics
Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations

Third Edition

September 2021 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations, Third Editionfocuses on how to create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. Authors Denis Collins and Patricia Kanashiro show how to design organizations that reinforce ethical behavior and reduce ethical risks using the unique Ethical Systems Model that outlines how to hire and train ethical employees, make ethical decisions, and create a trusting, productive work environment. Taking a practical approach, this text is packed with tips, strategies, and real-world case studies that profile a wide variety of businesses, industries, and issues.

New to This Edition:

  • New case studies tackle complex ethical issues through real-world examples such as the opioid crisis, business responses to COVID-19, #MeToo movement, and student debt. 
  • New chapter-opening ethical dilemmas based on real situations allow students to grapple with the grey areas of business ethics.
  • Ethical Systems Model surveys summarize the best practices discussed in the chapter to allow students to assess, benchmark, and continuously improve their own organization.
  • New chapters 3, 12, and 13 on corporate governance and stakeholder relationships, global sustainability, and global corporate citizenship. 
Part I • An Introduction to Business Ethics
Chapter 1: Unethical Behaviors in Organizations and Human Nature
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Relationships
Part II • Onboarding and Training
Chapter 4: Hiring Ethical People
Chapter 5: Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
Chapter 6: Ethical Decision-Making
Chapter 7: Ethics Training
Chapter 8: Respecting Employee Diversity
Part III • Managing Internal Operations
Chapter 9: Ethics Reporting Systems
Chapter 10: Managers as Ethical Leaders and Performance Assessments
Chapter 11: Ethically Engaging and Empowering Employees
Part IV • Being an Ethical Citizen in a Global Economy
Chapter 12: Global Sustainability
Chapter 13: Global Citizenship
Part V • Cases
Case Study 1: Opioid Responsibility: Big Pharma, Doctors, Consultants, and Patients
Case Study 2: Bayer and Monsanto: Acquiring a Global Giant With a Giant Image Problem
Case Study 3: Searching for the “New Normal”: The Business Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020
Case Study 4: The Happiness Minimum Wage: The Story of Dan Price and Gravity Payments
Case Study 5: Volkswagen’s Diesel Scandal: Failure of the Code of Conduct
Case Study 6: Troubles in Higher Education: The Growing Dilemma of Student Debt
Case Study 7: Deutsche Bank’s Path Back to Profitability: From Corruption to Compliance
Case Study 8: Starbucks: A Socially Responsible Firm and a Diversity Crisis
Case Study 9: Boeing 737 Max and the Challenger: The Tale of Flying Objects Falling From the Sky
Case Study 10: The Wells Fargo Scandal: A Tale of a Toxic Corporate Culture
Case Study 11: Uber’s #MeToo Reckoning: Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
Case Study 12: The Paris Climate Change Agreement: Walmart and Amazon as Sustainability Leaders
Case Study 13: Corporate Citizen or Public Parasite? Amazon’s Complicated Relationship With the Tax Man

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