A Pragmatic Approach to Business Ethics

Front Cover
SAGE, Feb 23, 1995 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
0 Reviews
A pragmatic approach to business ethics is argued for in this volume, which demonstrates the usefulness of the approach by applying it to a variety of issues. These issues are broad and far-reaching and include the relations between rational and moral//ethical decision-making, the limits of loyalty to employers, the impact of trust on business and the role of commercial public opinion polling during elections. The author also covers advertising, tobacco promotion, manufacture and marketing of armaments, concentration and taxation of wealth, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
1
Ethical Considerations in Evaluation
8
Moral Responsibility in Business or Fourteen Unsuccessful Ways to Pass the Buck
22
The Loyal Agents Argument
44
The Best and Worst Arguments for Business Ethics
54
The Impact of Trust on Business International Security and the Quality of Life
60
Ethical Considerations Regarding Public Opinion Polling During Election Campaigns
92
Its Logic Ethics and Economics
127
A Case Against Tobacco Promotion
149
A Case for a Progressive Annual Net Wealth Tax
152
The Case Against the North American Free Trade Agreement
188
Militarism and the Quality of Life
236
Index
269
About the Author
281
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Ethical Choices in Business
R C Sekhar
No preview available - 2002
All Book Search results »

About the author (1995)

Alex Michalos is the author of 18 books, including "Militarism and the Quality of Life" (1989) and "A Pragmatic Approach to Business Ethics" (1995). He has also authored the 5-volume "North American Social Report: A Comparative Quality of Life in Canada and the United States from 1964 to 1974" (198-82), as well as the 4-volume "Global Report on Student Well-Being" (1991-93). Michalos is also the founder of three scholarly journals. He currently teaches politics and social science at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Bibliographic information