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Business Ethics - A Philosophical and Behavioral Approach

Authors: Conrad, Christian A.

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  • First textbook to emphasize the need for providing an overall interdisciplinary approach for ethics in business 
  • Starts from an economic point to derive the importance of ethics in everyday business 
  • Includes detailed ethical principles referring to original and helpful sources 
  • Offers concise chapters with summaries and exercises 
  • Presents tools for the implementation of ethics in order to improve productivity
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About this Textbook

This textbook examines the extent to which moral values play a role as productive forces for the economy, and explores the effect of ethical and unethical Behavior on the economy. It shows how ethics improves productivity in the economy, and provides specific ethics tools for practical application for students and managers. Stemming from an overall interdisciplinary approach, and combining recent research results from sciences such as economics, business administration, Behavioral economics, philosophy, psychology and sociology, this textbook fills a gap in the literature on ethics in business.

The book begins with the foundations of business ethics by defining business ethics, delineating its objectives, and discussing the importance of business ethics for business, the economy and society.  Next, it presents the ethical evaluation approaches to enable the reader to evaluate economic Behavior ethically. It then explores ‘man in business’, and deals with such issues as Behavior, motivation, ethical orientation, and the presence or absence of a sense of justice. Following this is a discussion of the rules of the market and of questions such as: Does the market economy promote ethical Behavior or is there a conflict of goals between ethics and market economy? Do companies have a social responsibility? The book concludes with an analysis of the importance of ethics for productivity in the enterprise and in the economy, and presents ethics tools as the instruments with which management can promote ethical Behavior of their employees.

Following a textbook structure, the book first derives knowledge from scientific studies that is relevant for students, and then summarizes the results. It explains ethical assessment approaches, and then gives an ethical assessment of economic Behavior using case studies. It uses roleplaying and games to explain the Behavior of people in relation to ethics.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Christian A. Conrad teaches economics and business ethics at Saarland University of Applied Science HTW. He published several books and papers about ethics, business, economics and financial markets. He was previously Senior Key Account Manager in the national and international corporate department of a major German bank.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 32,12 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91575-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 64,99 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91574-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 39,99 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21609-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business Ethics - A Philosophical and Behavioral Approach
Authors
Translated by
Webb, D.
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91575-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91575-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91574-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-21609-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 343
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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