Higher Education

Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment, 9th Edition

  • Marianne M. Jennings Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0538470542  |  ISBN-13: 9780538470544
  • 896 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Comprehensive and practical, BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, & GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 9TH EDITION emphasizes real-world applications and encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills. As students explore the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics in the text, they apply the various concepts to more than 200 real-world situations and a wealth of pedagogical features, which heightens their own sense of morality, and illustrates how law and ethics apply to issues in the workplace. BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, & GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 9TH EDITION meets all AACSB curricular and accrediting standards, and is an excellent resource for future business managers.

Features and Benefits

  • "Consider…" Features: Build students' reasoning skills with these creative features, which appear after every case and highlight the key fact patterns they need to learn. Often taken from real court cases, these features help students evaluate and analyze the legal and ethical issues just discussed in the chapter, while the accompanying Case Problems challenge students to think critically about the Court's decision.
  • Excerpted Cases: Offer students the most thorough case treatment available, with carefully selected, detailed case excerpts, often with both dissenting and concurring opinions. Each two- to four-page case includes a catchy, one-line synopsis of the legal and ethical issues presented, which helps students recall the case and its primary issues when needed in class and on the job.
  • Callout Study Features: Bring law, ethics, and business together with "Business Strategy Tip" margin notes, "Business Strategy" boxes, "From the Manager's Desk" readings, and online exercises. These helpful features offer insights into the strategic aspects of the law, and let students apply the legal and ethical principles they’re learning to real-life companies.
  • Ethics Integration: Challenge students to develop their own ethical barometer by asking them to apply their personal values to business situations. Rather than dictating a set of rules or theories by which students should abide, the text presents ethical dilemmas to breed moral courage and gumption in students--helping them grow into savvy leaders who see tough issues from every perspective.

Table of Contents

PART I: BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND JUDICIAL ENVIRONMENT.
1. Introduction to Law.
2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.
3. The Judicial System.
4. Managing Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Strategies.
PART II: BUSINESS: ITS REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT.
5. Business and the Constitution.
6. Administrative Law.
7. International Law.
8. Business Crime.
9. Business Torts.
10. Product Advertising and Liability.
11. Environmental Regulation and Sustainability.
PART III: BUSINESS COMPETITION AND SALES.
12. Contracts and Sales: Introduction and Formation.
13. Contracts and Sales: Performance and Remedies.
14. Financing of Sales and Leases: Credit and Disclosure Requirements.
15. Business Intellectual Property.
16. Trade Practices: Antitrust.
PART IV: BUSINESS AND ITS EMPLOYEES.
17. Management of Employee Conduct: Agency.
18. Management of Employee Welfare.
19. Employment Discrimination.
PART V: BUSINESS FORMS AND CAPITALIZATION.
20. Forms of Doing Business.
21. Securities Law.
Appendices.
A. The United States Constitution.
B. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (Excerpts).
C. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Employment Provisions) (Excerpts).
D. The Civil Rights Act (Excerpts).
E. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
F. The Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Excerpts).
G. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Excerpts).
H. Sarbanes-Oxley Key Provisions.
I. The Federal Trade Commission Act (Excerpts).
J. The Clayton Act (Excerpts).
K. The Sherman Act (Excerpts).
L. The Robinson-Patman Act (Excerpts).
Glossary.
Table of Cases.
Table of Products, People, and Companies.
Index.

What's New

  • Interesting New Cases: Trigger an emotional response in students with cases that pique their personal interests, such as debt collectors who badger a woman by cell phone; minors who unwittingly form a binding contract by registering at a website; religious discrimination; a Connecticut firefighter case; liability apportionment; pop-up ads under the UCC; and others.
  • Current Legal and Ethical Issues: Connect with modern students on timely and engaging topics like Pirates and international law; disclosure in real estate transactions; the Octomom; Catcher in the Rye; trade secrets, underwater mortgage bailouts; personality tests and employee screening; English-only practices; contract morality clauses, and more.
  • New Biographies: Introduce students to situations from the viewpoint of the parties involved, like the NFL as a third party to contracts; hypothetical bankruptcy and a family; the never-ending Intel antitrust case; Bernie Madoff, Hank Greenberg, Amanda Knox; and the bystander effect.
  • Straight-from-the-Headlines Topics: Energize your classroom with thought-provoking issues, such as the Siemens FCPA scandal; off-shore taxation; credit defaults; the new credit card act and regulation of gift cards; bankruptcy; intellectual property; Goldman’s creation of a new division in order to avoid SEC rules; the Galleon Hedge Fund insider trading scam; the Toyota recall; updated EPA information, and new coverage on sustainability.
  • New "…and the Law" feature: Replacing end-of-chapter research problems, these thought-provoking essay questions center on Economics, Public Policy, Ethics, and other areas of business interest, to give students practice contemplating realistic issues.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment, 9th + Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 2nd

ISBN-10: 1111661324  | ISBN-13: 9781111661328

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  • Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
    List Price = $299.95  | CengageBrain Price = $299.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $225.00
  • Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75


Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card

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  • Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
    List Price = $299.95  | CengageBrain Price = $299.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $225.00
  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.75


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ISBN-10:  1111661308  | ISBN-13:  9781111661304

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  • Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
    List Price = $299.95  | CengageBrain Price = $299.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $225.00
  • Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card
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ISBN-10:  1111661294  | ISBN-13:  9781111661298

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  • Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
    List Price = $299.95  | CengageBrain Price = $299.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $225.00
  • WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $39.75


Bundle: Text + Study Guide

ISBN-10:  1111661316  | ISBN-13:  9781111661311

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  • Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment
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  • Study Guide
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ePack: Printed Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305594177 | ISBN-13:  9781305594173

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  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
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Supplements

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

Business Law CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111957517 | ISBN-13: 9781111957513)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning tools and an eBook. CourseMate now includes the KnowNOW! Blog, the most current solution for the most convenient online news and classroom application. KnowNOW! brings news into your course with discipline-specific online pages and applications. www.cengage.com/coursemate

List Price = $133.00  | CengageBrain Price = $133.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538471387 | ISBN-13: 9780538471381)

This powerful resource includes all of the key supplements—Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank in Word, ExamView®, and PowerPoint® slides—on one convenient, easily accessible CD. All ancillaries have been updated to reflect the key revisions of the 9th edition core text.

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538472197 | ISBN-13: 9780538472197)

Written under the guidance of the textbook author, the comprehensive Study Guide helps students apply what they’ve learned. It includes an outline, key terms, and questions in matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer formats for each chapter. The content has been updated to reflect the key revisions of the 9th edition core text.

List Price = $67.95  | CengageBrain Price = $67.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.00

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers more than 90 videos and helps your students link their everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $43.00  | CengageBrain Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Student Supplements

Business Law CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111957517 | ISBN-13: 9781111957513)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning tools and an eBook. CourseMate now includes the KnowNOW! Blog, the most current solution for the most convenient online news and classroom application. KnowNOW! brings news into your course with discipline-specific online pages and applications. www.cengage.com/coursemate

List Price = $133.00  | CengageBrain Price = $133.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111429766 | ISBN-13: 9781111429768)

Succeed in your business course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $53.00  | CengageBrain Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111429669 | ISBN-13: 9781111429669)

Succeed in your business course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $53.00  | CengageBrain Price = $53.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $53.00

Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538472197 | ISBN-13: 9780538472197)

Helping you maximize your study time and apply what you’ve learned in your course, this comprehensive Study Guide includes an outline, key terms, and questions in matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer formats for each chapter. The content has been updated to reflect the key revisions of the 9th edition core text.

List Price = $67.95  | CengageBrain Price = $67.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.00

Flash Cards, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305208617 | ISBN-13: 9781305208612)

Flash cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

List Price = $4.00  | CengageBrain Price = $4.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $4.00

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos and helps you link your everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $43.00  | CengageBrain Price = $43.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

Quizzing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305205936 | ISBN-13: 9781305205932)

Quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, quizzes are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Quizzing with Flash Cards, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305203372 | ISBN-13: 9781305203372)

Flash cards and quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards and quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards and quizzes are already included.

List Price = $6.00  | CengageBrain Price = $6.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $6.00

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marianne M. Jennings

Marianne M. Jennings, Emeritus Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, has taught at the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University since 1977. She has six textbooks and four monographs in circulation in the areas of business ethics, ethical culture, and legal environment. She was director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995 to 1999. Ms. Jennings has worked with government agencies, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and Fortune 100 companies on ethics training and culture. She is a contributing editor of Corporate Finance Review and Real Estate Law Journal. Two of her books have been named Library Journal’s book of the year. Her books have been translated into three languages. Her book, THE SEVEN SIGNS OF ETHICAL COLLAPSE, was published by St Martin’s Press and has been used as both an audit tool and a primer by numerous organizations for creating and sustaining an ethical culture. In 2011, she was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America and in 2012, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere magazine. Ms. Jennings served on the board of directors for Arizona Public Service (now Pinnacle West), the owner of the Palo Verde Nuclear Station, from 1987 through 2000. She has served on INPO’s advisory council since 2005. In 2015, she was named an affiliated scholar with the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University. She conducts ethics training and ethical culture assessments for businesses, including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations.