Ethics in the Workplace, 2nd Edition



Examine ethical situations in the workplace through the lens of ethical decision-making models with ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE. Drawing from news headlines and cases based on well-known people, the text combines theory, real-world examples of ethical situations workers face, role plays, and class discussion, and provides ethical decision-making models and a constant focus on self-reflection and moral reasoning.

Features and Benefits

  • Critical-thinking exercises are included after each chapter to help students develop analytical skills.
  • Unique, comprehensive coverage of the role of ethical decision-making in business makes this text particularly appropriate for business and marketing classes.
  • Real World Ethics, Ethics and the Law, and Digging Deeper all bring reality into the classroom by providing examples of ethical decisions, good and bad, that happen every day in the workplace.
  • Discussion areas such as ethics and new technologies, cultural diversity, and human sexuality, keep students interested and involved in the classroom.
  • Self-study exercises help focus student's reading and enhance their comprehension.

Table of Contents

1. Welcome to Ethics!
2. Ethical Principles.
3. Personal Ethical Development.
4. Critical Thinking in Ethics.
5. Ethics and Advertising.
6. Ethics and Selling.
7. Ethics and Finance.
8. Ethics and Computer Technology.
9. Ethics and Human Resources.
10. Ethics for Employees.
11. Ethics and Corporate Responsibility.

What's New

  • What Do You Think? presents an original scenario about an ethical issue or problem confronting people at work.
  • The ETHICS Model offers a systematic approach to analyze ethical problems and dilemmas to make the best possible decisions.
  • Increased coverage of business topics and their relationship to ethical decision-making makes this particularly appropriate for business and marketing classes.
  • You Decide gives students an opportunity to thoughtfully evaluate examples of ethical and unethical behavior.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0538444452 | ISBN-13: 9780538444453)

The Annotated Instructor's Edition previews the features that save you time and help students learn, and demonstrates how to integrate our powerful supplements into your curriculum. The answers to the questions from the text appear on an overprint of the student edition.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Keith Goree

Former Director of the Applied Ethics Program at St. Petersburg College, Mr. Goree taught professional ethics and ethics education at conferences and workshops for teachers, school administrators, law enforcement officers, and other professional groups throughout the country. In 1997, the Florida Association of Community Colleges named Mr. Goree as a semi-finalist for the Florida Professor of the Year Award. He was also awarded the Carol Burnett Award for Ethics in Journalism. In September 2005, Mr. Goree was named National Community College Faculty Member of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees.