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Business Ethics - Vantage Digital Option
Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations

Third Edition


September 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2121-3


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Business Ethics teaches students how to create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. Author Denis Collins and new co-author Patricia Kanashiro walk readers through designing ethical organizations using an Ethical Systems Model that outlines best practices for hiring, training, making ethical decisions, and fostering trust. Business Ethics – Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers the trusted content from Collins and Kanashiro’s text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Business Ethics, Third Edition

Business Ethics
teaches students how to create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. Author Denis Collins and new co-author Patricia Kanashiro walk readers through designing ethical organizations using an Ethical Systems Model that outlines best practices for hiring, training, making ethical decisions, and fostering trust. The substantially revised Third Edition integrates the most current research findings; includes three new chapters on corporate governance and stakeholder relationships, global sustainability, and global corporate citizenship; and explores timely topics through new case studies on the opioid crisis, the #MeToo movement, climate change, and business responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
PART I. AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ETHICS
 
1. Unethical Behaviors in Organizations and Human Nature
 
2. The Evolution of Business Ethic
 
PART II. ONBOARDING AND TRAINING
 
3. Hiring Ethical People
 
4. CODES OF ETHICS AND CODES OF CONDUCT
 
5. ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
 
6. ETHICS TRAINING
 
7. RESPECTING EMPLOYEE DIVERSITY
 
PART III. MANAGING INTERNAL OPERATIONS
 
8. ETHICS REPORTING SYSTEMS
 
9. MANAGERS AS ETHICAL LEADERS AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS
 
10. ETHICALLY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES
 
PART IV. BEING AN ETHICAL CITIZEN IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
 
11. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
 
12. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND RESPECT
 
PART V. CASES
 
CASE 1: The Inordinate Power of Big Pharma
 
CASE 2: Philanthrocapitalism: Billionaires Give Back, Their Way
 
CASE 3: The Corporate Data Breach of Ashley Madison
 
CASE 4: Legalizing Marijuana in the United States
 
CASE 5: ExxonMobil and Climate Change: Increasing Profits and Misleading Shareholders
 
CASE 6: Taxes on Soda Pop: A Boon to Public Health or an Infringement of Individual Rights?
 
CASE 7: Rajat Gupta and Insider Trading
 
CASE 8: Deutsche Bank’s Path Back to Profitability: From Corruption to Compliance
 
CASE 9: The NFL, NCAA, and Concussions: The Unethical Exploitation of Athletes
 
CASE 10: Monsanto: A Global Giant With a Giant Image Problem
 
CASE 11: The Pros and Cons of a Living Wage
 
CASE 12: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): A Legal and Ethical Gray Area
 
CASE 13: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Fair-Trade Movement: How Fair Is Fair Trade?
 
CASE 14: The Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal: An Expensive Corporate Ethics Debacle
 
CASE 15: Financial Fraud and Breach of Trust at Wells Fargo

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NEW AND KEY FEATURES OF BUSINESS ETHICS, THIRD EDITION

  • Three new chapters focus on corporate governance and stakeholder relationships, global sustainability, and global corporate citizenship.
  • New case studies explore timely topics and issues, including the opioid crisis, business responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the minimum wage, student debt, the #MeToo movement, climate change, and corporate citizenship.
  • Updated “What Would You Do?” opening features give students more opportunities to consider dilemmas based on the real-life experiences of students.
  • Updated data and best practices incorporate the most current available research findings.
  • A practical and proactive approach to the material introduces students to concepts, cases, and applications that are relevant to their current and future professional lives.
  • An Ethical Systems Model (formerly called the Optimal Ethics System Model) provides students with a framework for creating and evaluating ethical organizations. Ethical Systems Model surveys summarize the best practices discussed in chapters and allow students to assess, benchmark, and continuously improve their own organization.
  • “Up for Debate” boxes offer current controversial business ethics topics that can be used for class discussion.
  • “Ethics in Action” boxes highlight a company implementing ethical practices discussed in the chapter.
  • “Ethical Applications” sections offer advice on how to implement a best practice discussed in the chapter.
  • In-depth case studies cover a wide range of topics and companies, including major public scandals at Boeing, Volkswagen, and Wells Fargo; the history of scandals and culture change efforts at Deutsche Bank; and Monsanto’s reputation related to genetically modified organisms.

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