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Ethical Issues in Business: A Philosophical Approach Paperback – November, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0135044407 ISBN-10: 0135044405 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div; 5th edition (November 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135044405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135044407
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,514,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the most widely used texts on business ethics, this collection of readings and cases begins with an introduction to moral reasoning, and then provides students with a wide range of opportunities to apply ethical theory to real contemporary managerial situations -- including issues facing managers in the next century. Each section contains a case study and relevant theoretical articles that range from classics in philosophy to modern commentaries by business practitioners.

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One of the most widely used books on business ethics, this collection of readings and cases begins with an introduction to moral reasoning, and then provides readers with a wide range of opportunities to apply ethical theory to real contemporary managerial situations — including issues facing managers in the next century. Each section contains a case study and relevant theoretical articles that range from classics in philosophy to modern commentaries by business practitioners.

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Patricia Werhane is the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics and Director, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University as well as Professor Emerita at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia where she was the Peter and Adeline Ruffin Chair of Business Ethics and Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics until 2009. Until 1993 she was the Henry J. Wirtenberger Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University of Chicago. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Professor Werhane is a founding member and past president of the Society of Business Ethics, past president of the American Society for Value Inquiry, and currently president of the International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics. She is also a member of the Academy of Management, the European Business Ethics Network, the American Philosophical Association, the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. She has been a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth, Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).

Professor Werhane is the author or editor of over twenty books including Ethical Issues in Business, edited with Tom Donaldson eighth edition, Persons, Rights, and Corporations, Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism, Moral Imagination and Managerial Decision-Making, and Organization Ethics for Health Care published by Oxford University Press. Her recent book, written with three co-authors, Women in Business, is aimed at the practicing executive. She has written over 100 published articles, case studies, and book chapters on various business ethics on such topics as employee and employer rights, mergers and acquisitions, responsibilities of multinational corporations, intellectual property, and the intersection between healthcare organizations and business ethics. Professor Werhane serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and she is founder and former editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. She is also on the academic advisory committee in the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. In 2008 she was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere Magazine.

Her latest work, Profitable Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation with Laura Hartman, Dennis Moberg and Scott Kelley, focuses on globalization, with an emphasis on developing new models for corporate governance and corporate initiatives to alleviate poverty both in the United States and in less developed countries around the world. Her next project, with Hartman, Crina Archer, Elaine Englehardt and Michael Pritchard to be published by Cambridge University Press, is titled Obstacles to Decision-Making.