Ethics and Business

Ethics and Business

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In this lively 2007 undergraduate textbook, Kevin Gibson explores the relationship between ethics and the world of business, and how we can serve the interests of both. He builds a philosophical groundwork that can be applied to a wide range of issues in ethics and business, and shows readers how to assess dilemmas critically and work to resolve them on a principled basis. Using case studies drawn from around the world, he examines topics including stakeholder responsibilities, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and women and business. Because business can no longer be isolated from its effects on communities and the environment, these concerns are brought to the forefront. The book also captures the dynamic nature of business ethics in the era of globalization where jobs can be outsourced, products are made of components from scores of countries and sweatshops often provide the cheap goods the public demands.A maintenance worker had shortened a hydraulic hose so that people wouldna#39;t trip over it, but the new fitting burst under pressure ... During the mid-1990s reports began to surface in the media that Ford Explorer models were prone to crash at speed, often rolling over. ... 29 Wil Haygood, a€œStill Burning: After a Deadly Fire, a Towna#39;s Losses Were Just Beginning, a€ Washington Post ( November 10, 2002), p.

Title:Ethics and Business
Author: Kevin Gibson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-07-19

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