This shortform textbook explores practical applications of how business ethics impacts working lives, allowing readers to reflect on their own moral compass through the use of ethical dilemmas.
Highlighting the extensive breadth of issues related to business ethics, the authors introduce and analyze ethical and unethical behaviors of firms through numerous real -life examples including Patagonia, Costco, LVMH, Bill Gates, Muhummad Yunus, Enron, WorldCom, Samsung, Purdue Pharma, Vale Mining and the COVID-19 crisis.
Regardless of career path or occupation, Absolute Essentials of Business Ethics is a valuable resource to understand why people make decisions based on their own ethical values and beliefs. Useful at both undergraduate and graduate levels, this unique textbook will serve students of business ethics around the world.
Table of Contents
1. The Foundations of Business Ethics
2. Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibility
3. Leadership and Corporate Governance
4. Strategic Planning and Culture
5. Decision Making and Human Resource Issues
6. Ethics and Environmental Sustainability
7. Ethical Issues in the Developing World
Peter A. Stanwick is Associate Professor of Management at Auburn University, USA. He is co-author of Understanding Business Ethics, International Management: A Stakeholder Perspective and Corporate Sustainability Leadership.
Sarah D. Stanwick is Associate Professor of Accounting at Auburn University, USA. She is co-author of Understanding Business Ethics, International Management: A Stakeholder Perspective and Corporate Sustainability Leadership.