An Introduction to Business Ethics

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McGraw-Hill, 2005 - Business & Economics - 271 pages
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Since its inception An Introduction to Business Ethics, by Joseph Desjardins has been a cutting-edge resource for the business ethics course. Desjardin's unique approach encompasses all that an introductory business ethics course is, from a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers critical analysis and integrated perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy.

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A very dry boring book. Had to read slow to stay awake. It was a class textbook and I found it very one sided and elitist. The author like many others trys desperately to shrink one subject into a box and break it down into categories with long names to confuse the reader. It is a law book. Not an ethics book. An Intro to Business Ethics trys to make your opinion for you. If this is an introduction, then I am wanting to turn and go the other way. DesJardins tries to take what is right and wrong and make it a shaded gray area. If you have to read it for class, have a large cup of java ready to stay awake. If you are reading this book for fun, please go get a life. I can't say enough bad things about this book. No stars. 

Contents

Ethical Theory and Business
17
Corporate Social Responsibility
48
The Meaning and Value of Work
75
Copyright

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Joseph DesJardins (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. He specializes in business ethics and environmental ethics and has also published Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics (Fifth Edition, Wadsworth, 2005) with John McCall.

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