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Business Ethics

Fifth Edition

Damian Grace and Stephen Cohen

10 October 2013

ISBN: 9780195519549

400 pages

Price: £57.99



Business Ethics examines the ethics of business through issues related to common business situations. The fifth edition discusses theories of ethics connected with business and explores the complexities of business sustainability- the difficulties of operating profitably while upholding society's increasing demands for ethical and social responsibility.

  • Appropriate balance between theory, principles and conceptual tools, and practical examples and case studies.
  • New pedagogical features in each chapter enhance engagement and understanding. The new pedagogical features include clear learning objectives, definitions of key terms and reflection points.
  • Significant revisions to Chapter 7: Professional ethics, and Chapter 8: The Environment, both with a new focus and greater relevance to business students.

About the Author(s)

Damian Grace, Honorary Associate, University of Sydney, and Stephen Cohen, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales

Damian Grace is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Stephen Cohen is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Humanities at the University of New South Wales and Director of The Ethics Centre at Compliance Australia.

Table of Contents

    List of Cases
    1. Ethical reasoning in business
    2. Dirty hands
    3. Stakeholders
    4. Ethics in the marketplace: generosity, competition and fairness
    5. Advertising ethics
    6. Equal opportunity, discrimination and affirmative action
    7. Professional ethics
    8. The environment
    9. Whistleblowing
    10. Codes of ethics and institutional ethics
    11. International business ethics
    Appendix 1: Ethical Decision-making Models
    Appendix 2: Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Advertiser Code of Ethics
    Appendix 3: The Caux Round Table Principles for Responsible Business