Ethics in finance

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Blackwell Pub., 2008 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
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"This second edition of the ground-breaking Ethics in Finance is an up-to-date, valuable addition to the emerging field of finance ethics. Citing examples of the scandals that have shaken public confidence in Wall Street, John R. Boatright explains the importance of ethics in the operation of financial markets and institutions and in the conduct of finance professionals." "Focusing on standards of fairness in market transactions and the duties of fiduciaries and agents in financial relationships, the author introduces a broad range of practical issues related to financial markets, the financial services industry, investment decision making, and corporate financial management. In addition to the topics considered in the first edition, including unethical sales practices, insider trading, the abuse of bankruptcy, and hostile takeovers, the second edition of Ethics in Finance has a broadened scope, incorporating new discussions of issues in mutual funds, conflict of interest, and the financial theory of thefirm." "This timely and comprehensive book provides an analysis of ethical issues in finance, suitable for students of finance and business ethics as well as anyone involved in financial activities."--Jacket.

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Contents

An Overview
1
Theoretical Perspectives in Finance
30
Ethical Issues in Financial Services
68
Copyright

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John R. Boatright is the Raymond C. Baumhart, S. J., Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is author of the textbook Ethics and The Conduct of Business, and editor of a casebook Cases in Ethics and the Conduct of Business. Boatright is a former president of the Society for Business Ethics, and he serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Business and Society Review. A graduate of the College of Wooster, he received his MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.

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