Business Ethics For Dummies

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The tools you need to deal with ethical dilemmas in business

In today's world, it's increasingly important for all businesses and government agencies to implement ethical conduct in the workplace. Therefore, business ethics has become required coursework for most students in undergraduate and postgraduate business programs.

Mapping to a business ethics course, Business Ethics For Dummies examines ethical theory and discusses the moral issues facing corporate America. It covers topics such as conflicts of interest, trade secrets and insider trading, product safety and product liability, hiring, drug testing, sexual harassment, diversity, and much more.

  • The basics of ethics and making ethical decisions
  • How-tos on incorporating business ethics in the workplace
  • A discussion of moral issues facing corporate America

Packed with easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Business Ethics For Dummies is a helpful resource for students, professors, business owners, managers, and CEOs who seek a clear understanding of the importance of ethics.

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The tools you need to deal with ethical dilemmas in business

Mapping to a typical business ethics course, Business Ethics For Dummies examines theory and discusses the ethical issues facing small and large businesses. Packed with easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it covers conflicts of interest, trade secrets and insider trading, sexual harassment, diversity, and much more.

  • Ethical Theory 101 — get a foundational understanding of ethical philosophies and meet the major players in philosophical thought, like Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and more

  • Put ethics to work — discover how the concept of business ethics fits into a business plan to establish a company's moral compass, maintain its integrity, and increase profits

  • Delve into common issues — learn about the widespread ethical issues faced in business, from the ethics of marketing to paying fair wages and complying with antidiscrimination standards

  • Get social — understand how corporate citizenship and social responsibility play a major role in business ethics, and why it matters to a business' stakeholders

Open the book and find:

  • The difference between legal and ethical issues

  • How to identify conflicts of interest in business ethics

  • Ways psychology is used (and abused) in marketing

  • Ethical public and government relations

  • Trends in executive pay, bonuses, and incentives

  • Tips for businesses to avoid discrimination, privacy issues, and more

  • Ethical issues for international companies

Learn to:

  • Understand ethical issues facing small and large businesses

  • Identify how businesspeople can handle ethical dilemmas

  • Implement ethical conduct in the workplace

  • Examine ethical theories

About the Author:

Norman E. Bowie is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He received the first lifetime achievement award in scholarship from the Society for Business Ethics. Meg Schneider is an award-winning writer who has experience in television, radio and print journalism, and public relations.

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