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Honest Work

A Business Ethics Reader

Fourth Edition

Joanne B. Ciulla, Clancy Martin, and Robert C. Solomon

Publication Date - July 2018

ISBN: 9780190497682

656 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $89.95

The only business ethics reader that makes ethical issues personal by highlighting the relationship between doing business and living a good life

Description

Designed for undergraduate, graduate, and executive business ethics courses, Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader, Fourth Edition, demonstrates that business ethics is primarily about the ethics of individuals. With a unique focus on the personal dimension of ethics, it challenges students to consider the relationship between the ways in which people do business and the kind of lives they want to live. It features 105 brief articles and 70 real-life case studies and poses study questions at the end of each reading and chapter. In addition, a chapter on leadership explores the relationship between leadership and ethical behavior in business.

New to this Edition

  • Sixteen new readings addressing topics like forgiveness, the responsibilities of employers and workers in contingent and fissured employment, keeping promises, innovation and technology, product liability, whistle-blowing, corporate governance, and leadership
  • New material on fraud, conspicuous consumption, unethical behavior at work, sweatshops, and more
  • Chapter 15, on the good life, has been moved to the end of the book

Features

  • Makes the ethical issues personal by challenging students to think about the relationship between the way they do business and the kind of life they want to live
  • Features 105 readings on such topics as the financial crisis, employment issues, globalization, and the future of the free market
  • Includes excerpts from plays, short stories, novels, and essays like Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" to liven up the text
  • Contains 70 engaging cases that bring the chapter subjects to life, provide additional material for discussion, and allow instructors the flexibility to cover topics from a variety of angles
  • Poses study questions at the end of each reading and chapter to provoke further conversation in the classroom
  • An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) provides instructors with a wealth of teaching resources including an Instructor's Manual, an automated Test Bank, and PowerPoint slides
  • A Companion Website offers student resources including self-quizzes, vocabulary flashcards, and useful links

About the Author(s)

Joanne B. Ciulla is Professor of Leadership Ethics and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School.

Clancy Martin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Professor of Business Ethics at the Bloch School of Management, and Professor of Philosophy at Ashoka University.

The late Robert C. Solomon was Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Reviews

"Honest Work is the best business ethics book I have found for the undergraduate course. I particularly like the focus on everyday ethics in the workplace and the orientation to a first-person point of view."--Susan V. H. Castro, Wichita State University

"Honest Work is excellent overall. I especially appreciate the diversity of topics; the content is all that I could hope for. It addresses topics that are relevant to the working business professional, rather than taking a top-down, 'let me explain it to you' approach."--Judith Streit, Metropolitan State University of Denver

"Honest Work is very good at highlighting the importance of having a theory of work and not just a theory of business practice."--J.K. Miles, Quincy University

Table of Contents

    *=New to this Edition
    Each chapter opens with an Introduction.
    Preface
    Introduction: Getting to Work
    Box: "Three Questions for Thinking about Ethics"
    Robert Audi, "Some Approaches to Determining Ethical Obligations"
    Plato, "Ring of Gyges"
    Box: "Would You Rather Earn More or Just More than the Other Fellow?"
    1. ON THE JOB: EVERYDAY ETHICS AT WORK
    Box: "Sloth: The Noonday Demon"
    Norman E. Bowie, "Respecting the Humanity in a Person"
    Box: "W. D. Ross on Prima Facie Duties"
    Arlie Hochshild, "Exploring the Managed Heart"
    Box: "Robert C. Solomon, The Passions"
    Bruce Barry, "The Cringing and the Craven: Freedom of Expression in the Workplace"
    * Jerry Goodstein and Kenneth D. Butterfield, "Restorative Justice and the Aftermath of Unethical Behavior"
    * Box: "The Most Common Types of Unethical Behavior at Work"
    * Jobs with Justice Education Fund, "The Changing Nature of Work"
    Harvard Law Review, "Facial Discrimination"
    Box: "John Stuart Mill on the Greatest Good and Expediency"
    CASES
    1.1: Sloan Wilson, "The Job Interview"
    1.2: John R. Boatright, "A 'State of the Art' Termination
    1.3: Joanne B. Ciulla, "Does Home Life Matter at Work?"
    1.4: Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Best Person for the Job?"
    Box: "Sexual Harassment Guidelines"
    1.5: Joanne B. Ciulla, "Attraction or Business as Usual?"
    2. "THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL": HONESTY AND TRUST IN BUSINESS
    Box: "Aristotle, Kant, and Mill on Honesty"
    Albert Z. Carr, "Is Business Bluffing Ethical?"
    Box: "Nietzsche on Honesty"
    Sissela Bok, "Defining Secrecy--Some Crucial Distinctions"
    Harry G. Frankfurt, "On Bullshit"
    * Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince"
    Paul Ekman and Mark G. Frank, "Lies That Fail"
    Box: "Transparency International--USA Program"
    Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores, "Building Trust"
    Tamar Frankel, "Trust, Honesty and Ethics in Business"
    CASES
    * 2.1: D. Anthony Plath, "The Curious Loan Approval"
    2.2 Robert C. Solomon, "Flying or Lying in Business Class"
    2.3: Robert C. Solomon, "Willful Ignorance? Or Deception?"
    2.4: Clancy Martin, "Blindsided by Bankruptcy"
    2.5: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Testing for Honesty"
    3. MONEY, HOW WE GET IT, AND WHERE IT GOES: ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, AND INVESTMENT ETHICS
    Box: "Accounting and Mergers"
    Box: "Six Principles of Ethical Accounting"
    Edward J. Balleisen, "On Fraud"
    Carol J. Loomis, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Managed Earnings"
    Box: "Learning to Cheat?"
    Box: "Ethical Decision Making"
    Ed Cohen, "Arthur Andersen Refugees Reflect on What Went Wrong"
    Robert E. Frederick and W. Michael Hoffman, "The Individual Investor in Securities Markets: An Ethical Analysis"
    John R. Boatright: "Finance Ethics"
    Jennifer Moore, "What Is Really Unethical about Insider Trading?"
    Box: Roel C. Campos, "Ethics Matter"
    Frank Partnoy, "F.I.A.S.C.O."
    Box: "Aristotle on Money"
    Paul B. Farrell, "Derivatives, the New 'Ticking Bomb'"
    Duff McDonald, "The Running of the Hedgehogs"
    Niall Ferguson, "Wall Street Lays Another Egg"
    CASES
    3.1: The Democratic Policy Committee, "A Modern History of 'Creative' Accounting"
    3.2: Lisa H. Newton and David P. Schmidt, "Merger Mania"
    3.3: Richard F. DeMong, "SNB Annual Conference"
    3.4: D. Anthony Plath, "The Accidental Bank Robbery"
    3.5: Kimberly Amadeo, "The Stock Market Crash of 2008"
    4. WHO GETS WHAT AND WHY?: FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE
    Box: "Plato and Aristotle on Justice"
    Adam Smith, "On Human Exchange and Human Differences"
    Joanne B. Ciulla, "Exploitation of Need"
    Box: "Marx on Alienated Labor"
    John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness"
    * Michael Walzer, "Tyranny and Complex Equality"
    Robert Nozick, "Anarchy, State, and Utopia"
    Irving Kristol, "A Capitalist Conception of Justice"
    Box: Annie Lowrey, "Occupy Wall Street"
    Friedrich von Hayek, "Justice Ruins the Market"
    Gerald W. McEntee, "Comparable Worth: A Matter of Simple Justice"
    Greg Breining, "The 1 Percent: How Lucky They Are"
    CASES
    4.1: Naomi Klein, "Revolution without Ideology"
    4.2: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Poverty in America"
    4.3: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Burger Beefs"
    5. IS "THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS . . . TO INCREASE ITS PROFITS"?: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND STAKEHOLDER THEORY
    Milton Friedman, "The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits"
    Christopher D. Stone, "Why Shouldn't Corporations Be Socially Responsible?"
    Peter A. French, "Corporate Moral Agency"
    Kenneth J. Arrow, "Social Responsibility and Economic Efficiency"
    Richard Parker, "Corporate Social Responsibility and Crisis"
    Alexei M. Marcoux, "Business Ethics Gone Wrong"
    * Paul A. Argenti, "Corporate Ethics in the Era of Millennials"
    CASES
    5.1: Ana G. Johnson and William F. Whyte, "Mondragon Cooperatives"
    5.2: Rogene A. Buchholz, "The Social Audit"
    5.3: Kelley MacDougall, Tom L. Beauchamp, and John Cuddihy, "The NYSEG Corporate Responsibility Case"
    5.4: Thomas I. White, "Beech-Nut's Imitation Apple Juice"
    5.5: Thomas I. White, "Sentencing a Corporation to Prison"
    5.6: Brian Grow, Steve Hamm, and Louise Lee, "The Debate over Doing Good"
    5.7: Jagdish Bhagwati, "Blame Bangladesh, Not the Brands"
    6. WHEN INNOVATION BYTES BACK: ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY
    Box: "Locke on Property"
    Box: Richard De George, "Seven Theses for Business Ethics and the Information Age"
    Box: "Foucault and the Panopticon"
    Elizabeth A. Buchanan, "Information Ethics in a Worldwide Context"
    Victoria Groom and Clifford Nass, "Can Robots Be Teammates?"
    Box: C. Kluckhorn, "An Internet Culture?"
    Clive Thompson, "The Next Civil Rights Battle Will Be over the Mind"
    Bill Joy, "Why The Future Doesn't Need Us"
    CASES
    6.1: Joel Rudinow and Anthony Graybosch, "The Digital Divide"
    6.2: Joel Rudinow and Anthony Graybosch, "Hacking into the Space Program"
    6.3: Joel Rudinow and Anthony Graybosch, "The I Love You Virus"
    6.4: James Losey, "The Internet's Intolerable Acts"
    7. THE ART OF SEDUCTION: THE ETHICS OF ADVERTISING, MARKETING, AND SALES
    * Thorstein Veblen, "Conspicuous Consumption"
    John Kenneth Galbraith, "The Dependence Effect"
    Box: Plato on the Danger of Believing Bad Arguments
    Friedrich von Hayek, "The Non Sequitur of the 'Dependence Effect'"
    Alan Goldman, "The Justification of Advertising in a Market Economy"
    * Box: Alexandra Gibbs and Nancy Hungerford, CNBC, "Marketing to Millennials"
    Leslie Savan, "The Bribed Soul"
    Box: "Ask Me no Questions . . . "
    CASES
    7.1: Rogene A. Buchholz, "Advertising at Better Foods"
    7.2: Joseph R. Desjardins and John J. McCall, "Advertising's Image of Women"
    7.3: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Hucksters in the Classroom"
    7.4: Scott Croker, "Energy Drinks, Do They Really Work?"
    8. THINGS FALL APART: PRODUCT LIABILITY AND CONSUMERS
    Peter Huber, "Liability"
    Stanley J. Modic, "How We Got into This Mess"
    Henry Fairlie, Fear of Living
    Warren E. Burger, "Too Many Lawyers, Too Many Suits"
    Mark Dowie, "Pinto Madness"
    Judith Jarvis Thomson, "Remarks on Causation and Liability"
    * Adam Thierer, "When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars"
    CASES
    8.1: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "The Skateboard Scare"
    8.2: Joseph R. Desjardins and John J. McCall, "Children and Reasonably Safe Products"
    8.3: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Living and Dying with Asbestos"
    8.4: Kenneth B. Moll and Associates, "Merck and Vioxx"
    8.5: Claude Wyle, "The Top 10 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time"
    8.6: Jack Bouboushian, "Ten More Deaths Blamed on Plavix"
    9. "YOU KNOW HOW TO WHISTLE, DON'T YOU?": WHISTLE-BLOWING, COMPANY LOYALTY, AND EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITY
    Box: "Martin Luther King on Silence"
    * Frederick Bruce Bird, "Moral Muteness and Moral Blindness"
    Sissela Bok, "Whistleblowing and Leaking"
    Box: "Ralph Nader on Whistle-Blowing"
    Ronald Duska, "Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty"
    * Box: "How Some Employers Buy Loyalty"
    Box: Jim Yardley, "The Upside of Whistle-Blowing"
    David E. Soles, "Four Concepts of Loyalty"
    Box: Robert C. Solomon and Clancy Martin, "Blind to Earned Loyalty"
    CASES
    9.1: Pat L. Burr, "Would You Blow the Whistle on Yourself?"
    9.2: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties"
    10. THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
    Anthony Kwame Appiah, "Global Villages"
    Box: "Isaiah Berlin on Values"
    Thomas Donaldson, "Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home"
    Box: "What Do These Values Have in Common?"
    John T. Noonan, Jr., "A Quick Look at the History of Bribes"
    Box: "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"
    Florian Wettstein, "Silence and Complicity: Elements of a Corporate Duty to Speak Out Against the Violation of Human Rights"
    Box: "The Global Compact"
    * Denis G. Arnold and Norman E. Bowie, "Sweatshops and Respect for Persons"
    * Box: A Defense of Sweatshops
    Daryl Koehn, "Confucian Trustworthiness"
    CASES
    10.1: Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Oil Rig"
    10.2: Thomas Dunfee and Diana Robertson, "Foreign Assignment"
    10.3: Karen Marquiss and Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Quandry at PureDrug"
    10.4: Judith Schrempf-Stirling and Guido Palazzo, "IBM's Business with Hitler: An Inconvenient Past"
    10.5: Emily Black and Miriam Eapen, "Suicides at Foxconn"
    Box: "Interns at Foxconn"
    11. WORKING WITH MOTHER NATURE: ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BUSINESS ECOLOGY
    Box: "Native American Proverb"
    Aldo Leopold, "The Land Ethic"
    Mark Sagoff, "At the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima or Why Political Questions Are Not All Economic"
    Box: Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, "The Earth and Myself Are of One Mind"
    William F. Baxter, "People or Penguins?"
    Box: Milton Friedman, "On Pollution"
    Norman Bowie, "Morality, Money, and Motor Cars"
    Box: Vine Deloria, "Land as a Commodity"
    Box: "Who Owns the Earth?"
    Peter Singer, "The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues"
    Box: Luther Standing Bear, "The Tame Land"
    * PBS, "Should We Grow GMO Crops?"
    CASES
    11.1: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Made in the U.S.A.--And Dumped"
    11.2: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "The Fordasaurus"
    11.3: Denis G. Arnold, "Texaco in the Ecuadorean Amazon"
    11.4: Cheryl Davenport, "The Broken 'Buy-One, Give-One' Model: 3 Ways to Save Toms Shoes"
    11.5: Morgan Carroll and Rhonda Fields, "Protect Us from Fracking"
    12. WHEN THE BUCK STOPS HERE: LEADERSHIP
    Niccolo Machiavelli, "Is It Better to Be Loved Than Feared?"
    Box: "Lao Tzu and Tao-Te-Ching"
    * Joanne B. Ciulla, "The Moral Pitfalls of Being a Leader"
    * Box: "Messed Up Leaders"
    Al Gini, "Moral Leadership and Business Ethics"
    Joanne B. Ciulla, "Why Business Leaders' Values Matter"
    Dean C. Ludwig and Clinton O. Longenecker, "The Bathsheba Syndrome: The Ethical Failure of Successful Leaders"
    Robert Greenleaf, "Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness"
    CASES
    12.1: George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant"
    * 12.2 Ruth Capriles, "Rags to Riches to Rags"
    12.3: Mary Ann Glynn and Timothy J. Dowd, "Martha Stewart Focuses on Her Salad"
    12.4: Joanne B. Ciulla, "Merck and Roy Vagelos: The Values of Leaders"
    12.5: Katherine Burton and Saijel Kishan, "How Raj Rajaratnam Gave Galleon Group Its 'Edge'"
    13. Who's Minding the Store?: The Ethics of Corporate Governance
    Ralph Nader, Mark Green, and Joel Seligman, "Who Rules the Corporation?"
    Irving S. Shapiro, "Power and Accountability: The Changing Role of the Corporate Board of Directors"
    Box: Immanuel Kant, "Advice for Corporate Directors"
    Box: "Corporate-Governance Reform"
    Rebecca Reisner, "When Does the CEO Just Quit?"
    Thomas W. Dunfee, "Corporate Governance in a Market with Morality"
    John J. McCall, "Employee Voice in Corporate Governance: A Defense of Strong Participation Rights"
    Box: Warren Buffett, "Advice to Outside Auditors"
    * Eric Jackson, "Why Corporate Governance Is So Important to China"
    CASES
    13.1: Michael Lewis, "Selling Your Sole at Birkenstock"
    13.2: Dennis Moberg and Edward Romar, "The Good Old Boys at WorldCom"
    13.3: Robert Reich, "Corporate Governance and Democracy"
    13.4: Lefteris Pitarakis, "Fight Corporate Crimes with More Than Fines"
    14. IS EVERYTHING FOR SALE?: THE FUTURE OF THE FREE MARKET
    Aristotle, "Two Kinds of Commerce"
    Adam Smith, "The Benefits of Capitalism"
    Karl Marx, "Commodity Fetishism"
    Robert Heilbroner, "Reflections on the Triumph of Capitalism"
    John Stuart Mill, "Laissez-Faire and Education"
    John Maynard Keynes, "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren" (1930)
    E. F. Schumacher, "Buddhist Economics"
    Amartya Sen, "The Economics of Poverty"
    Daniel Bell, "The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism"
    Thomas Frank, "Too Smart to Fail: Notes on an Age of Folly"
    Robert Kuttner, "Everything for Sale"
    * Dave Davies and Sheelah Kolhatkar, "Another Insider Trading Scandal . . ."
    CASE
    14.1: William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry, "Blood for Sale"
    15. THE GOOD LIFE
    Robert C. Solomon, "Strategic Planning--For the Good Life"
    Aristotle, "On the Good Life"
    Box: "Adam Smith on Capitalism"
    Joanne B. Ciulla, "Work and Values"
    Epicurus, "On Pleasure"
    * Box: Viktor Frankl, "Tragic Optimism"
    Solomon Schimmel, "Greed"
    * Joanne B. Ciulla, "Meaningful Work and Meaningful Lives"
    Lynne McFall, "Integrity"
    Box: "Leisure and Business"
    Bertrand Russell, "Impersonal Interests"
    CASES
    15.1: Bowen H. McCoy, "The Parable of the Sadhu"
    Box: "A Happiness Box"
    15.2: Arthur Miller, "A Life Badly Lived"
    Index