Business Ethics For Dummies

Business Ethics For Dummies

Norman E. Bowie, Meg Schnieder

Language: English

Pages: 388

ISBN: B01GMIHRTK

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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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Ethical and moral behavior, such as prohibitions against theft and murder, are inherent in human beings who follow their reasoning skills. (Infants and the insane are exempt from following God’s natural law because they don’t have the ability to reason.) Human law can supplement God’s natural law, but it can’t revoke or overrule God’s natural law. Thus, refusing to follow a human-made law may be considered ethical if that law conflicts with God’s natural law. For example, some churches and

........................................................................ 33 Native American ethics teachings ..................................................... 34 Exploring Secular Ethics ............................................................................... 34 Chapter 3: Examining the Study of Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Zeroing In on Meaning and Morality: Metaethics ...................................... 38 Considering whether morality is objective or

out of their jobs while still collecting huge payouts flooded the news. Examples of multimillion-dollar payouts were common. As a result, the topic of executive pay has raised blood pressure levels among the general public. Especially in a culture that prides itself on being a meritocracy — where rewards go to those who earn them — such stunning payouts for failure easily come across as unethical. In this chapter, we dive into the complexities of executive compensation and explain how common

receive. Greed is especially regarded as the culprit when CEOs and other executives leave companies that aren’t doing well. For example, when Tony Hayward left the CEO’s office at BP after the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, pundits and average citizens alike were appalled to learn that he received an estimated $18 million payout. And even when a company is successful, most people have a hard time understanding how any one person can need millions and millions of dollars each

impending good news, spring loading is called symmetrical; when they don’t know about the good news, the practice is called asymmetrical. Emphasizing long-term performance Under traditional bonus systems, people receive rewards when they meet short-term goals — usually for a fiscal or calendar year. But if employees and executives are too focused on making their numbers look good this year, they may well ignore how this year’s actions affect the company’s long-term stability. Especially in the

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