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SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics

SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics

March 2011 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics.

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
Key features

Key Features:

  • Each keyword entry is a comprehensive essay on critical topics such as corporate governance, consumer rights, and ethical decision making.
  • The guide includes a list of suggested readings for each entry so that students can find more information on topics of interest.
  • Three useful appendices provide supplemental material: An appendix of "problematic practices" highlights ethical issues at well-known corporations (including Enron and Merck), a second appendix includes a list of ethics institutes and organizations, and the third appendix provides a list of key periodicals.

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