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Revised in the midst of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, the new edition of Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader reflects and reinforces the editors' assertion that business ethics is primarily about the ethics of individuals. It provides a unique focus on the personal dimension of ethics by challenging students to consider the relationship between the ways in which people do business and the kind of lives they want to live. Now in its second edition, Honest Work provides a practical overview of business ethics that concentrates on the ethical problems and dilemmas students are most likely to face in their prospective work environments. Featuring 103 articles and 80 cases, the book covers a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from such classic topics as honesty and trust in the workplace, whistle-blowing, product liability, finance ethics, and conflicts of interest to more cutting-edge areas like environmental ethics and ethics and technology. Excerpts from plays, short stories, and novels--including Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"--enliven the text. Each reading and chapter is followed by engaging questions for study and discussion. Offering a welcome alternative to the impersonal tone of most business ethics texts, the editors address students in an appealing and conversational manner. Integrating new material on technology, hedge funds and derivatives, and the future of the free market, the second edition features sixteen new readings--by such eminent philosophers as Harry G. Frankfurt, Robert Nozick, and Judith Jarvis Thomson--and five provocative new cases, including "Martha Stewart Focuses on Her Salad" and "Dancing with the Dragon: Google Goes to China." Ideal for introductory undergraduate and MBA courses in business ethics, the text is supplemented by an updated Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/ciulla) containing chapter objectives and summaries, essay questions, and suggested readings and web links. An Instructor's Manual with Test Bank is available to adopters.
Joanne B. Ciulla is Professor and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. Clancy Martin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the cofounder of the UMKC Center for Applied and Professonal Ethics. The late Robert Solomon was Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy and Business and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Getting to Work
Box: "Three Questions for Thinking About Ethics"
On The Job: Everyday Ethics At Work
Box: "Sloth: The Noonday Demon"
"Respecting the Humanity in a Person"
Box: "W.D. Ross on Prima Facie Duties"
"Exploring the Managed Heart"
Box: "Robert C. Solomon, The Passions"
"The Employer-Employee Relationship and the Right to Know"
Box: "John Stuart Mill on the Greatest Good and Expendiency"
The Economist, "Doing Business in Dangerous Places"
"The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing"
Box: Rosabeth Moss Kanter, "Ethical Management of Uncertain Employment"
"The Job Interview"
"A 'State of the Art' Termination"
"The Energetic Boss"
"Does Home Life Matter at Work?"
"The Best Person for the Job?"
"Attraction or Business as Usual?"
Box: "Sexual Harassment Guidelines"
"The Check Is In The Mail": Honesty And Trust In Business
Box: "Aristotle, Kant, and Mill on Honesty"
"Is Business Bluffing Ethical?"
"Does It Pay to Bluff in Business?"
Box: "Nietzsche on Honesty"
"Defining Secrecy--Some Crucial Distinctions"
"Giving Feedback: The Consultant's Craft"
"Lies That Fail"
Box: "Transparency International--USA Program"
"Flying or Lying in Business Class"
"Willful Ignorance? Or Deception?"
"Blindsided by Bankruptcy"
"Testing for Honesty"
"The Columbia Shuttle Disaster: Should We Have Told the Astronauts the Truth?"
The Good Life
"Strategic Planning--For The Good Life"
Aristotle, "On the Good Life"
Box: "Adam Smith on Capitalism"
"Work and Life"
Box: "Worthy Work"
Epicurus, "On Pleasure"
Box: "Labor Day, 2004"
"Leisure and Consumption"
Box: "Bertrand Russell In Praise of Idleness"
"The Parable of the Sadhu"
Box: "A Happiness Box"
"A Life Badly Lived"
"Rags to Riches to Rags"
Money, How We Get It, And Where It Goes: Accounting, Finance, And Investment Ethics