Cengage Advantage Books: Business Ethics: A Textbook with Cases, 7th Edition

  • William H. Shaw San Jose State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495808768
  • ISBN-13: 9780495808763
  • 512 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50 
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Combining engaging discussions and stimulating new case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES gives students a comprehensive survey of business ethics that will guide them toward becoming ethical professionals, even if they have never studied philosophy before. Rich with real-world examples, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES invites students to critically analyze and apply a broad range of philosophical concepts and principles to today's most important issues in business and beyond. BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES is a concise (without readings) and updated version of the eleventh edition of MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS. BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES is also available in an eBook format.


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Features/Benefits

  • Like its longer counterpart, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS (which includes readings). BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES is known for its accessible writing and common, easily understood cases that non-philosophy majors can easily understand and identify with. BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES appeals to those who want a briefer text but still want complete coverage.
  • Two substantial chapters on the nature of morality and ethical theory introduce students to the basics of ethical theory, while chapters on economic justice, the nature of capitalism, and the debate over corporate social responsibility set the background for analyzing specific moral problems in business.
  • Each chapter contains timely illustrations and examples as well as background statistical and factual data, giving students the most complete glimpse into the world of business and becoming ethical professionals of any textbook on the market today.
  • The fresh design and new pedagogical features promote improved student comprehension and enhanced learning, with marginal summary points that help students focus on the most important material in each chapter, a "Study Corner" at the end of each chapter that helps students review terms and concepts, and updated material throughout that ensures the relevance of every topic.
  • Students will encounter case studies on the most common workplace ethical issues (such as privacy, employee rights, hiring and firing, maternity leave), moral dilemmas facing employees (like conflicts of interest and whistleblowing), and consumer-related issues (such as product safety and advertising), giving them perspective from every side of the story: management, non-management, and consumer.

What's New

  • The four parts of the book have been reordered, but otherwise instructors who have used the previous edition will find the organization and general content of the book familiar.
  • Four entirely new case studies have been added to the text: "Blood for Sale," "Battling over Bottled Water," "Work Ethic," and "Have Gun, Will Travel . . . to Work." In addition, a number of popular cases that were included in the previous edition have been updated with current data and facts.
  • Information has been updated to ensure that it is current and accurate. Some of the additions and clarifications include new material on Bernard Madoff in Chapter 2, "Normative Theories of Ethics"; the financial crash of Fall 2008 in Chapter 4, "The Nature of Capitalism"; two types of price fixing have been clarified in Chapter 6, "Consumers"; a section on the pros and cons of a living wage has been added to Chapter 8, "The Workplace"; and a discussion of President Obama is now included in Chapter 11, "Job Discrimination."
  • The new Resource Center for Moral Issues in Business provides students with access to a host of multimedia resources they can utilize throughout the course.

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Table of Contents

Part I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS.
1. The Nature of Morality.
2. Normative Theories of Ethics.
3. Justice and Economic Distribution.
Part II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS.
4. The Nature of Capitalism.
5. Corporations.
Part III: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY.
6. Consumers.
7. The Environment.
Part Four: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT.
8. The Workplace(1): Basic Issues.
9. The Workplace(2): Today’s Challenges.
10. Moral Choices Facing Employees.
11. Job Discrimination.

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Combining engaging discussions and stimulating case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES brings students a comprehensive survey of business ethics that will guide them toward becoming ethical professionals-even if they have never studied philosophy before. Rich with real-world examples and introductions, it introduces students to important philosophical concepts and principles via a range of perspectives as they begin to grapple with the compelling theoretical and practical issues of the evolving commercial landscape. In addition, this edition of the text features new material on the current economic crisis and new pedagogical features. BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES is a concise (without readings) and updated version of the eleventh edition of MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS. BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES is also available in an eBook format.


Business Ethics: A Textbook with Cases, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495813516 | ISBN-13: 9780495813514)

Combining engaging discussions and stimulating case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES brings students a comprehensive survey of business ethics that will guide them toward becoming ethical professionals-even if they have never studied philosophy before. Rich with real-world examples and introductions, it introduces students to important philosophical concepts and principles via a range of perspectives as they begin to grapple with the compelling theoretical and practical issues of the evolving commercial landscape. In addition, this edition of the text features new material on the current economic crisis and new pedagogical features.

List Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50


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Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Cengage Learning eBook, Premium Web Site Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0538490535 | ISBN-13: 9780538490535)

The Business Ethics Resource Center serves users of both Shaw, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES and Shaw, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS. The site includes access to multimedia resources that students can employ throughout the course such as quizzing, flashcards, additional cases, and further reading, as well as news feeds, audio, and video.

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The Business Ethics Resource Center serves users of both Shaw, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES and Shaw, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS. The site includes access to multimedia resources that students can employ throughout the course such as quizzing, flashcards, additional cases, and further reading, as well as news feeds, audio, and video.

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The Business Ethics Resource Center serves users of both Shaw, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES and Shaw, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS. The site includes access to multimedia resources that students can employ throughout the course such as quizzing, flashcards, additional cases, and further reading, as well as news feeds, audio, and video.

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Business Ethics: A Textbook with Cases, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495813516 | ISBN-13: 9780495813514)

Combining engaging discussions and stimulating new case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES, International Edition gives you a comprehensive survey of business ethics that will guide you toward becoming an ethical professional, even if you have never studied philosophy before. Rich with real-world examples, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES, International Edition invites you to critically analyze and apply a broad range of philosophical concepts and principles to today's most important issues in business and beyond.

List Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50


Meet the Author

About the Author

William H. Shaw

The author and editor of numerous books and articles in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy, William H. Shaw obtained a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the London School of Economics and teaches philosophy at San Jose State University, where he served as chair of the department for eleven years. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Hong Kong, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has two other books with Wadsworth, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS and (with Vincent Barry) MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS.

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"Provides not only clear explanations of the significant philosophical ideas involved but also helps students to engage in the content by presenting relevant and engaging case studies and recent developments in business ethics."-- Prof. Sandra Dreisbach, San Jose University
— Prof. Sandra Dreisbach

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