The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

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George G. Brenkert, Tom L. Beauchamp
OUP USA, 2010 - Business & Economics - 733 pages
Business ethics raises many important philosophical issues. A first set of issues concerns the methodology of business ethics. What is the role of ethical theory in business ethics? To what extent, if at all, can thinking in business ethics be enhanced by philosophy, so as to provide real moral guidance? Another set of issues involves questions regarding markets, capitalism, and economic justice. There are related concerns about the nature of business organizations and the responsibilities they have to their members, owners, and society. The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics is a comprehensive treatment of the field of business ethics as seen from a philosophical approach. The volume consists of 24 essays that survey the field of business ethics in a broad and accessible manner, covering all major topics about the relationship between ethical theory and business ethics. The chapters are written by accomplished philosophers who offer a systematic interpretation of their topics and discuss various moral controversies and dilemmas that plague business relationships and government-business relationships. Readers are thus presented with the major views that define the topic of the essay with critical discussions of those views, as well as topical bibliographies that identify key works in the field. In addition to philosophers who work in this area, the volume will be of interest to those in business and society seeking an up-to-date resource on this vital field.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
BASIC PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES
19
COMPETITIVE MARKETS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
71
ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND CONSUMER RIGHTS
159
UNIVERSAL NORMS AND THE RELATIVITY OF MORAL JUDGMENTS
233
THE USE AND PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
333
INCENTIVES AND INFLUENCE
439
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITIES
533
SAFETY RISK AND HARM
655
CREATING MORAL ORGANIZATIONS
699
Index
725
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George G. Brenkert is Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

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