SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics
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SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics



© 2012 | 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
 
Trust
 
Integrity
 
Ethical Decision Making
 
Part III: Theories of Ethics
 
Theories of Ethics: Overview
 
Virtue Ethics
 
Rationality
 
Utilitarianism
 
Communitarianism
 
Social Ethics
 
Normative Ethics
 
Pluralism
 
Reciprocity
 
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
 
Sustainability
 
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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ISBN: 9781412997218

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