The Business Ethics Workshop
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Business Ethics?
What Is Business Ethics?
The Place of Business Ethics
Is Business Ethics Necessary?
Facebook and the Unavoidability of Business Ethics
Overview of The Business Ethics Workshop
Chapter 2: Theories of Duties and Rights: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business When the Means Justify the Ends
The Means Justify the Ends versus the Ends Justify the Means
Immanuel Kant: The Duties of the Categorical Imperative
Chapter 3: Theories of Consequence Ethics: Traditional Tools for Making Decisions in Business when the Ends Justify the Means
What Is Consequentialism?
Utilitarianism: The Greater Good
Altruism: Everyone Else
Egoism: Just Me
Chapter 4: Theories Responding to the Challenge of Cultural Relativism
What Is Cultural Relativism?
Nietzsche’s Eternal Return of the Same
Ethics of Care
The Cheat Sheet: Rules of Thumb in Applied Ethics
Chapter 5: Employee’s Ethics: What’s the Right Job for Me?
Finding Jobs to Want
Working for Ethically Complicated Organizations
Chapter 6: Employee’s Ethics: Getting a Job, Getting a Promotion, Leaving
The Résumé Introduction
What Am I Worth?
Plotting a Promotion
Looking for a Better Job Outside the Company
Take This Job and…
Chapter 7: Employee’s Ethics: Making the Best of the Job You Have as You Get from 9 to 5
Taking Advantage of the Advantages: Gifts, Bribes, and Kickbacks
Third-Party Obligations: Tattling, Reporting, and Whistle-Blowing
Stress, Sex, Status, and Slacking: What Are the Ethics of Making It through the Typical Workday?
Chapter 8: Manager’s Ethics: Getting, Promoting, and Firing Workers
Chapter 9: Manager’s Ethics: Deciding on a Corporate Culture and Making It Work
What Is Corporate Culture?
The Relation between Organizational Culture and Knowing the Right Thing to Do
Two Ethically Knotted Scenes of Corporate Culture: Clothes and Grooming
What Culture Should a Leader Choose to Instill?
Styles and Values of Management
Chapter 10: The Tense Office: Discrimination, Victimization, and Affirmative Action
Gender Discrimination and Occupational Segregation
Discrimination: Inferiority versus Aptness
The Diversity of Discrimination and Victimization
The Prevention and Rectification of Discrimination: Affirmative Action
Chapter 11: The Aroused Office: Sex and Drugs at Work
Is There Anything Special about Sex?
Bad Sex: Harassment
The Organization Wants You to Use Drugs?
Chapter 12: The Selling Office: Advertising and Consumer Protection
Two Kinds of Advertising
Do Ads Need to Tell the Truth?
We Buy, Therefore We Are: Consumerism and Advertising
Consumers and Their Protections
Chapter 13: The Responsible Office: Corporations and Social Responsibility
What Kind of Business Organizations Are There?
Three Theories of Corporate Social Responsibility
Should Corporations Have Social Responsibilities? The Arguments in Favor
Should Corporations Have Social Responsibilities? The Arguments Against
Chapter 14: The Green Office: Economics and the Environment
Ethical Approaches to Environmental Protection
Three Models of Environmental Protection for Businesses
Chapter 15: The Domination Office: The Star System and Labor Unions
What Is the Star System?
Questions Provoked by the Star System
Ethics: Justifying and Criticizing the Star System