Higher Education

Ethics in the Workplace, 3rd Edition

  • Dean Bredeson University of Texas at Austin
  • Keith Goree St. Petersburg Junior College
  • ISBN-10: 0538497777  |  ISBN-13: 9780538497770
  • 208 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 1996
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50
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About

Overview

Energize your introductory ethics course with ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE 3e, a text that combines a strong foundation in classic and contemporary theory, examples and analysis drawn from the workplace, ethical decision-making models, and a constant focus on self-reflection and moral reasoning. Learning becomes interactive with this completely revised edition that urges users to examine ethical situations in the workplace through the lens of ethical decision-making models. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE 3e bridges the gap between theory and reality by focusing on ethics in the workplace and offering real-world examples of ethical situations workers face. ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE 3e users explore current American values and establish models by which to analyze them as they apply to accounting, finance, marketing, human resource, and management dilemmas. Drawing from news headlines and cases based on well-known people, there's never a shortage of relevant topics and applications. The text is a balanced combination of theory, examples, role plays, class discussion, and self-reflection activities that make studying ethics rewarding, interesting, and effective.

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.
  • HARD CHOICES, ETHICS AND LAW and ETHICS AT WORK 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, sexual harassment, environmental ethics, and ethical lending keep students interested and involved in the classroom.
  • ETHICS AND LAW highlights the legal implications of important ethical ideas. The feature includes a question or activity at the end.

Table of Contents

1. Welcome to Ethics.
2. Ethical Principles.
3. Personal Ethical Development.
4. Shareholder Theory and Stakeholder Theory.
5. Ethical Selling, Marketing, and Advertising.
6. Technology, Testing, and Workplace Privacy.
7. Ethics and Diversity.
8. Ethics for Employees.
9. Ethical Lending and the "Great Recession".
10. Two Global Issues: The Environment and Sweatshops.
11. Critical Thinking in Ethics.

What's New

  • HARD CHOICES consists of real-life ethical dilemmas confronting companies or individuals: an employee who must decide whether to go over his supervisor's head to report theft by fellow employees, a company that looks at job applicants' social networking sites when making hiring decisions. Appearing at the beginning of each chapter, HARD CHOICES introduces key topics that are returned to later through Checkpoint questions and new concepts, helping students to see whether their perspectives have changed as a result of what they've learned.
  • ETHICS @ WORK is an end-of chapter scenario that shows how ethical issues play out in the workplace. Should a company recall a potentially dangerous product when a big contract is at stake? Should a new employee resort to deceptive tactics to gain sales? This feature allows students to apply what they have learned in the chapter to a business situation and requires them to prepare to present and support their viewpoints in class.
  • NEW AND EXPANDED COVERAGE of stakeholder ethics, employee privacy, drug tests, polygraph exams, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
  • NEW COVERAGE of payday loans and mortgages and foreclosures—the ethical lapses that contributed to the economic meltdown and "Great Recession."
  • A NEW CHAPTER on environmental ethics and international "sweatshop" labor.
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  • NEW REVIEW questions cover key points; NEW APPLICATIONS allow students to explore how ideas presented in the chapter might play out in the real world.
  • THE BOTTOM LINE, a new end-of-chapter activity, asks students what they think of the main ideas in the chapter.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This text is informative, academic, and very engaging. It will draw students in with concepts and ideas that are interesting and thought-provoking. These concepts are also very accessible thanks to the excellent way they are presented."

— Martin Hyatt, ASA Writing Center, Brooklyn, NY

"Text is written in a manner that is easy for the students to understand. At some points, I felt like I was reading a chapter in a novel instead of a textbook and hopefully students will feel the same way and won't want to put the "novel" down."

— Anne-Marie Zeni, Diman Regional Vocational Tech HS, River Fall, MA

"Ethics @ Work is my favorite section to each chapter."

— Anne-Marie Zeni, Diman Regional Vocational Tech HS, River Fall, MA

"Students will be able to relate well to the Ethics AtWork features. The questions at the end were very thought-provoking. I can see some good discussions on these features."

— Michelle Roe, Beaverton High School, Beaverton, MI

"The material is easy to understand and the end-of-chapter activities are great!"

— Michelle Roe, Beaverton High School, Beaverton, MI

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dean Bredeson

Currently in his fifteenth year on the faculty of the University of Texas, Professor Bredeson specializes in business ethics, business law, and discrimination law and has received several rare teaching awards including the Lockheed Martin Excellence Award for three years running. He is also among the youngest recipients of the Board of Regents Teaching Award and was UT's nominee for the Carnegie Foundation's United States Professor of the Year Award in 2010. Professor Bredeson recently published the STUDENT GUIDE TO THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT with Robert Prentice and is the co-author of BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT with Jeffrey Beatty and Susan Samuelson. He earned his undergraduate degree from the McCombs School of Business and J.D. from the School of Law at the University of Texas.

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.