For courses in Business Ethics
Presents ideas without oversimplifying, while balancing ethical theory and managerial practice
Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases is one of the most widely used texts on business ethics today — and remains popular among students because of its accessible style and lucid explanations of complex theories and concepts. While cases and issues have been updated extensively for the Eighth Edition, the authors’ goals are consistent with previous editions: (1) to introduce the reader to the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business; (2) to impart the reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions; (3) to identify the moral issues involved in the management of specific problem areas in business; (4) to provide an understanding of the social, technological, and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise; and (5) to supply case studies of actual moral dilemmas faced by businesses and business people.
NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.
Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases, Eighth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Manuel Velasquez is the author of Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases, the most widely used business ethics textbook in the world.
Known as the father of academic business ethics, Velasquez is the Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at the Santa Clara University, where he holds appointments in the department of Management and the department of Philosophy; he teaches courses in business ethics, business and public policy and in business strategy.
The author of numerous articles and case studies on business ethics, he has provided consulting and training in business ethics for several companies, as well as workshops on teaching business ethics to more than 2,000 business school faculty.
Velasquez received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Gonzaga University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
1. Ethics and Business
2. Ethical Principles in Business
3. The Business System: Government, Markets, and International Trade
4. Ethics in the Marketplace
5. Ethics and the Environment
6. The Ethics of Consumer Production and Marketing
7. The Ethics of Job Discrimination
8. Ethics and the Employee