Business Ethics: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Business Ethics

2nd Edition

By K. Praveen Parboteeah, John B. Cullen


760 pages | 61 Color Illus. | 91 B/W Illus.

Companion Website
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138745346
pub: 2018-10-24
Hardback: 9781138745339
pub: 2018-10-09
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315180663
pub: 2018-10-16
from $54.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


A foundational text for the modern business student and an essential instructor resource, this book presents a thorough and comprehensive introduction to business ethics. Taking a strategic stakeholder approach—one that emphasizes how important it is to balance multiple stakeholders’ needs—students will develop the critical skills they need to analyze and solve complex ethical issues, while ensuring overall business success.

The second edition retains Business Ethics’ strong balance of theory and practice, but incorporates several new features, including:

  • Fresh cases ensuring students are exposed to the most topical real-world examples
  • A global view, with examples from international and emerging markets, and coverage of ethical standards from around the world
  • An expanded chapter on individual ethical decision-making, as well as a new chapter devoted to ethical theory
  • A renewed emphasis on the popular boxed features with more integration of newer case studies, and the addition of "Emerging Market Business Ethics Insights"
  • The latest data on business ethics and ethics related issues from a variety of reputable sources

A comprehensive set of lecture slides, test questions, and instructor notes provide additional material for the classroom.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction to Business Ethics 2. Building Ethics at the Individual Level 3. Ethical Theories 4. Stakeholders Part II: Stakeholders 5. Primary Stakeholders: Employees 6. Primary Stakeholders: Customers 7. Primary Stakeholders: Shareholders and Corporate Governance 8. Secondary Stakeholders: The Government, the Media and Non-Governmental Organizations Part III: The Environment 9. Information Technology and Ethics 10. The Environment and Sustainability 11. Global Ethics Part IV: Building the Ethical Company 12. Building Ethics at the Corporate Level: Managing the Ethical Climate 13. Corporate Social Responsibility

About the Authors

K. Praveen Parboteeah is the inaugural COBE Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the Doctorate of Business Administration program in the College of Business & Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA.

John B. Cullen is Professor of Management and former Huber Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Washington State University, USA. He received his PhD from Columbia University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics