2nd Edition

Ethics for Managers
Philosophical Foundations and Business Realities

ISBN 9781138919501
Published July 5, 2016 by Routledge
296 Pages

USD $68.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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


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