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Comprehensive and practical, BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 10TH 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, AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, 10TH EDITION meets all AACSB curricular and accrediting standards, and is an excellent resource for future business managers.
- NEW organization. The chapters have been reorganized in order to allow flexibility in coverage and to group topics together more logically. A new streamlined approach lays out the legal environment for students in a logical fashion.
- NEW chapter titled Cyberlaw, Social Media, and Privacy. The chapter structure follows employment issues, user issues, appropriation and competition issues, and contract issues. The cyberlaw topics cover everything from bullying to employer access to potential employees' or current employees' Facebook and Instagram postings.
- The administrative law chapter--Chapter 6--has been changed to shorten it and make it more interesting for students by using one example of proposed regulation (requiring the disclosure of calories on theater popcorn) and how businesses responded and the ultimate decision of the agency on the fate of movie popcorn. The threaded example that runs throughout the chapter shows students how administrative agencies can change even the smallest of business operations and how individuals can have input.
- The international law chapter--Chapter 7--has been revised, updated, and become more reflective of the realities of doing business internationally, including the issues of money-laundering and the pervasive nature of FCPA prosecutions. The chapter is now more applied and practical and deals with the realities of the smallest of businesses operating internationally.
- The Contracts chapters--Chapters 12 and 13--have been revised to include the issues on consumer credit as an issue of formation. By eliminating the dull details of the consumer credit chapter and placing the materials in a briefer format, it allows students to see what is different about the content of consumer credit contracts. The issues of collection also includes the discussion of consumer rights on collection and bankruptcy.
- The Appendices have been streamlined to focus on what students and instructors really need to have at their disposal as they study.
- End-of-Chapter Features: Introduce students to real-life situations from the viewpoint of the parties involved in the Biography. Thought-provoking essay questions in the "…and the Law" feature center on Economics, Public Policy, Ethics, and other areas of business interest, to give students practice contemplating realistic issues.
- 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.
- "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.
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. Cyberlaw, Social Media, and Privacy.
11. Environmental Regulation and Sustainability.
PART III: BUSINESS SALES, CONTRACTS, AND COMPETITION.
12. Contracts and Sales: Introduction and Formation.
13. Contracts: Performance, Remedies, and Rights.
14. Sales: Product Advertising and Liability.
15. Products: Business Intellectual Property.
16. Business Competition: Antitrust.
PART IV: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE.
17. Management of Employee Conduct: Agency.
18. Governance and Structure: Forms of Doing Business.
19. Governance and Regulation: Securities Law.
20. Management: Employee Welfare.
21. Management: Employment Discrimination.
A. The United States Constitution.
B. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Excerpts).
C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
D. Dodd-Frank (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act) (Excerpts).
E. The Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Excerpts).
F. Sarbanes-Oxley Key Provisions.
G. The Copyright Act (as Amended) (Excerpts).
H. Title VII and the Civil Rights Act (Employment Provisions) (Excerpts).
I. The Americans with Disabilities Act (Excerpts).
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