Higher Education

Law and Ethics in the Business Environment, 8th Edition

  • Terry Halbert Temple University
  • Elaine Ingulli Richard A. Stockton College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1285428560  |  ISBN-13: 9781285428567
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $178.50
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Overview

Blending theory with practical applications, the 8th Edition of LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT presents modern issues in business ethics with the latest in case law for a thought-provoking and engaging text. Student-friendly in tone, the text doesn't shy away from controversial topics; rather it encourages lively classroom debate on everything from privacy and workers' rights to diversity and stereotyping. Worlds away from the typical rote learning text, LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT employs insightful end-of-chapter and case questions to sharpen students' critical-thinking skills, along with historical quotes, chapter projects, and a wealth of Internet-based, interactive assignments like role plays, mock trials, roundtables, and more!

Features and Benefits

  • Updated Study Tools: Throughout the text, most chapter projects have been updated to give students practice with more of the skills they need today, while an all-new appendix provides a handy guide to legal resources.
  • More Relevant Issues: This edition reflects some of the most current ethical and legal issues affecting businesses, including excerpts on genetically modified foods, worker health and safety, email and online interception, whistleblowing, pension funds.
  • Controversial and Stimulating Topics: Hot new topics, such as the Supreme Court case on cell-phone privacy and the genetic nondiscrimination law will get your students talking, along with coverage on diversity, the immigration controversy, and discrimination based on religion and dress codes.
  • Emerging Global Concerns: New coverage on sustainable economies puts students at the center of important emerging concerns like environmental protection, green energy, oil, and natural gas.
  • Key Intellectual Property Updates: This expanded chapter now includes must-know material on business patents, as well as a fully-revised section on copyrights, the music industry, and Google's virtual library.
  • Thought Provoking Material: This captivating text puts global business imperatives, legal rules, and ethical concepts on a collision course, and asks students to wrestle with the ensuing dilemmas. As a result, students find themselves more able to handle difficult situations in their future careers as business managers.
  • Essential Briefing Instruction: Requested by reviewers, a separate appendix on how to read and brief a case helps students filter legalese and highlight the salient points they need to know.
  • Balanced Approach: Evaluating the issues from opposing perspectives--such as employment at will and affirmative action--requires students to apply critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions about ethics, morality, and legality.
  • Real-World Examples: Packed with discussions on everything from products liability and intellectual property to diversity and human rights, LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 8th Edition provides students with a realistic picture of the evolving business world.
  • Practical Application: Students put newly acquired skills into practice with the text's chapter problems and Internet-based assignments, along with many interactive projects, like role plays, mock trials, mock hearings, debates, roundtables, and more!

Table of Contents

1. Law, Ethics, Business: An Introduction.
2. The Duty of Loyalty: Whistleblowing.
3. Privacy and Technology.
4. Valuing Diversity.
5. Worker's Rights as Human Rights: Health and Safety in the Workplace.
6. Sustainable Economies.
7. Marketing and Technology: Choice and Manipulation.
8. Risk Allocation: Product Liability.
9. Ownership and Creativity: Intellectual Property.
Appendices.

What's New

  • New CASES: U.S. Supreme Court cases on: Same-sex marriage, Affirmative action, 2012 federal case about graphic warnings in tobacco advertising, 2013 state case about hydro-fracking and corporate personhood.
  • New THEME: Legal and ethical issues related to FOOD, covering: Monsanto and GMO patenting, child labor in the global cocoa industry, food safety, relationship between agribusiness and biodiversity.
  • Cutting edge UPDATES, e.g.: Millennial attitudes on privacy and social media, Sweatshop disasters that have plagued the clothing industry, Benefits Corporations.
  • NEW IN-CLASS PROJECTS:Campus Sustainability role play: Should solar panels should be installed at "City University?" Debate: To address the obesity epidemic, should soft drinks be banned in public schools?

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.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

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 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

Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285428595 | ISBN-13: 9781285428598)

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™, CourseMate, and on http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

Student Supplements

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 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

Digital Video Library Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285428595 | ISBN-13: 9781285428598)

The Digital Library offers more than 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™, CourseMate, and on http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

List Price = $38.00  | CengageBrain Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Terry Halbert

Terry Halbert is Professor of Legal Studies at Temple University's Fox School of Business & Management. Her research and teaching is interdisciplinary, focusing on business ethics and public policy concerns. Professor Halbert has developed industry-specific courses on the tobacco industry and on gambling in which students take up each issue from several perspectives: history, sociology, law, ethics, economics, race/class/gender, literature, and film. She has served as a staff editor for the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL since 1995 and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. In 1999, she received Temple's Great Teacher award. A believer in experiential learning, Professor Halbert teaches an Executive MBA course in which managers discuss and analyze the ethical dilemmas they face at work. She earned her JD from Rutgers University, Camden.

Elaine Ingulli

Elaine Ingulli is Professor of Business Law at Richard A. Stockton College of New Jersey and a member of the Pennsylvania and New York Bars. Professor Ingulli teaches courses in business law, the legal environment, and international business law, as well as in sex discrimination and women's studies. She is the author of numerous journal articles and a cofounder of the Feminist Legal Studies Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Professor Ingulli is active in women's and environmental issues. She earned her JD from Hofstra University.