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Provides a clear exposition of the philosophical consideration of the moral status of common business practice, from Aristotle to the present
Gives a clear critique of the fundamentals of modern business theory from Adam Smith onwards
Provides a useful review of influential court cases that influenced business practice in the United States
The book tracks the rise of Business Ethics as a discipline in the United States through a review of the basic understandings of the role of business practices in the operations of society, beginning with Aristotle and proceeding to a review of the formative concepts and cases in the history of American business.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Adam Smith - Adam Smith and Business fundamentals - American corporations - Benjamin Franklin - Business Ethics In The Social Context - Business Theory - Can Business Be A Moral Enterprise - Corporations in The United States - Customers, Community, and the World - Employee Rights and Responsibilities - Health Hazards - History of Applied Ethics - Internal Constituencies of Business - Introduction to Business Ethics - Moral Practice of Business - Profits, and the Evolving Practice of Business Ethics - advances in fairness in hiring - banking and retail trade - business and its practitioners - collapse of Wall Street (and Main Street) - employee dignity - employee integrity - financial industries crisis - harassment and stereotyping - moral codes and standards - moral status of business practice - quality of product and service - stewardship of the natural environment