Law and Ethics in the Business Environment, 6th Edition

  • Terry Halbert Temple University
  • Elaine Ingulli Richard A. Stockton College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 0324657323
  • ISBN-13: 9780324657326
  • 400 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003, 2000
  • © 2009 | Published
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About The Solution

Overview

Modern business is full of ethical dilemmas and snares. But LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 6e, equips you with the tools and practice you need to effectively handle the ethical issues you will likely face as a manager. Offering a unique interdisciplinary blend of theory and practical applications, LAW AND ETHICS combines up-to-the-minute issues in business ethics with the latest in case law. A refreshing change from the rote learning of many texts, LAW and ETHICS includes contemporary readings, current cases, historical quotes, chapter problems, chapter projects, and Internet-based assignments. A wealth of interactive projects--including role plays, mock trials, mock hearings, debates, roundtables, and negations--gives you hands-on experience grappling with real-life ethical dilemmas. The text also includes insightful case and end-of-chapter questions that help sharpen your critical-thinking skills. LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 6e, empowers you with the skills needed to make difficult ethical decisions--and ultimately become a better business leader.


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Features/Benefits

  • Balanced Approach: LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 6e, tells the full story of all issues. It gives both sides of every story--such as employment at will and affirmative action--which requires students to put their critical-thinking skills into action to determine what is ethical and moral in the legal context.
  • Real-World Examples: Packed with illustrations from real life, LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 6e, provides intriguing coverage to which students can readily relate--and will long remember. The real-world scenarios that students work through prepares them to handle the ethical dilemmas they will encounter in their careers.
  • Practical Application: In addition to insightful contemporary readings and historical quotes, the text gives students many opportunities to put chapter concepts into practice through current cases, chapter problems, Internet-based assignments, and interactive projects (such as role plays, mock trials, mock hearings, debates, roundtables, and negations).

What's New

  • Current Coverage: This fascinating read doesn't shy away from controversial topics. Updates to this edition reflect emerging concerns in our society, such as a new emphasis on ethics and social responsibility, increasing concerns over the environment, and the ramifications of recent events, including the rise in illegal immigrants in the US and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • New Appendix: An appendix on how to read and brief a case, requested by current users of the book, has been added to this edition as a valuable resource for students.

Table of Contents

1. Law, Ethics, Business: An Introduction.
2. The Duty of Loyalty: Whistleblowing.
3. Privacy and Technology
4. Valuing Diversity: Stereotyping vs. Inclusion.
5. Workers Rights as Human Rights: Health and Safety in the Workplace.
6. Sustainable Economies: Global Environmental Protection.
7. Marketing and Technology: Choice and Manipulation.
8. Risk Allocation: Products Liability.
9. Ownership and Creativity: Intellectual Property.
Appendix A: How to Read and Brief a Case.
Appendix B: Evaluating Internet Sources.
Appendix C: Stakeholder Ethics Role-Play.
Appendix D: Mock Trial Materials.
Appendix E: Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Appendix F: Legislative Hearing.

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Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0324657439 | ISBN-13: 9780324657432)

Available online, the comprehensive Instructor's Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. The Test Bank offers more than 80 questions.


Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access  (ISBN-10: 0324223285 | ISBN-13: 9780324223286)

This dynamic video library features more that sixty video clips that spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com

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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.

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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.

Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access  (ISBN-10: 0324223285 | ISBN-13: 9780324223286)

This dynamic video library features more that sixty video clips that spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com

List Price = $36.95  | CengageBrain Price = $36.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.50


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 = $33.95  | CengageBrain Price = $26.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $25.25


Meet the Author

About the Author

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"What I do NOT like about the other textbooks is that they are more "red-eye" type telling about the ethical concern and not requiring critical thinking on the part of the student to determine what is "ethical and moral" in the legal context. For example, all of the other texts tend to show "employment-at-will" with the boss being able to fire the employee with or without cause as being unethical. However, in your text, you present both sides of the legal doctrine with the employer's side being presented also. This is something that the students have never even thought about. Because of the format of this Textbook, I am able to engage the students in a lot of critical thinking on subjects of legal and ethical interest to all of them. For instance, most students have never heard the other side to things like Affirmative Action. This causes the students to begin thinking not only in the classroom but in their current and future jobs. Because of this, my course in Business Ethics with your textbook is often rated one of the most interesting and most useful course students have taken in their college life. I also get calls often from former students that have run into an ethical/legal issue in their current work that we have covered. They want to refresh their knowledge of what they learned. Therefore, your current textbook is having an impact on students in real-life situations."
— Dr. G. Howard Doty, Nashville State Tech Community College
"I found the Instructor's Manual invaluable. The introductory tips helped me "break the ice" more effectively, and the sources and background (especially to the cases) saved me many, many hours of additional work while making me better prepared to anticipate and answer questions about the course content."
— James M. Lammendola, Temple University