Insider trading… hostile takeovers… union busting… drug testing… environmental disasters
Can anything good be said about modern business? Drawing on sources ranging from Newsweek to the Harvard Business Review and featuring such eminent social and business writers as Ralph Nader, Milton Friedman, and Peter Drucker, Essentials of Business Ethics critically appraises the evolution—and lapses—of ethics in the corporate boardroom.
This important volume takes a hard look at the idea of business ethics itself, the ways in which employees are treated, how corporations deal with questions of social responsibility and the environment, the ethics of multinationals, and more. It is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the major issues facing modern businesses—and the impact they are having on our world.
Paperback | $26.00
Published by Plume May 30, 1990| 416 Pages| 5-5/16 x 8| ISBN 9780452010444
“This collection has two stated purposes: to serve as a ‘readings’ book for a college-level business ethics course and for business professionals with an interest in ethical decision-making. The work begins with essays that define the various ethical issues in business, then looks at the ethical treatment of employees; the issues that relate to the conduct of business, especially for managers; and the ethical dilemmas that confront corporations. Authors include Peter Drucker, Milton Friedman, Laura Nash, and Albert Carr, and there are many articles from prominent business journals. An excellent and well-arranged selection, highly recommended for all business collections.”—Library Journal