Ethics for Managers: Philosophical Foundations and Business Realities, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Ethics for Managers

Philosophical Foundations and Business Realities, 2nd Edition

By Joseph Gilbert


284 pages

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Ethics for Managers introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of business ethics and translates this theory into practical terms, demonstrating the moral implications of the decisions managers make. This edition features new material on global ethics, the financial downturn, and ethical sustainability.

New, student-friendly features include:

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, which provide a roadmap to what is covered and how to use it.
  • Cases that demonstrate real-world scenarios, allowing readers to grapple with real moral ambiguity.
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter, which challenge students to see different moral perspectives and to practice good decision-making.
  • A new chapter on international business ethics.

Students of business ethics courses will find this compact, well-organized text a useful tool to understand ethics in the digital age.


The Gilbert book is the best on the market for teaching the various ethical theories and then applying them to the real world. The book, taking the approach of a manager in the modern workplace, offers the reader the theoretical means for properly analyzing the kinds of moral dilemmas that they may confront in their careers.

Robert J. Aalberts, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

The second edition of Ethics for Managers is an excellent resource for managers who want to gain a better understanding of ethics to discover how it applies to their daily organizational practices. The book offers guidance to managers wishing to make ethical decisions in a business context.

José-Carlos García-Rosell, University of Lapland, Finland

Table of Contents

1.Introduction 2. What is Philosophy? 3. What is Ethics? 4. Utilitarianism 5. Rights and Duties 6. Fairness and Justice 7. Employment Issues 8. Performance Appraisal and Compensation 9. Terminations 10. Privacy: Applicants and Employees 11. Accounting and Financial Reporting 12. The Ethical Manager in the Ethical Organization

About the Author

Joseph Gilbert is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Management at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy