Given this, the stakeholder perspective emphasizes the need to make business decisions that will work well for all the stakeholder groups. Factors that Affect Ethical Behavior in the Workplace Explain how such factors as personality traits, attitudes and moral development affect ethical behavior. As in other social entities, ethics are inevitable in organizations. Opportunities: Decisions also depend on the opportunities offered by an organization to an employee to behave ethically. The questions at the end of each chapter really force you to think and really help to enforce the material. Identify managerial values and roles that influence ethical decision-making.
These two approaches are based on two schools of thought, each providing a different definition for ethics business. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. This books publish date is Feb 21, 2013. It applies to all aspects of business conduct and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and entire organizations. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course.
McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Profits could fall as a result. It offers critical analysis and integrated perspective of philosophy with management, law, economics, and public policy. Ethics also means, then, the continuous effort of studying our own moral beliefs and our moral conduct, and striving to ensure that we, and the institutions we help to shape, live up to standards that are reasonable and solidly-based. If you're going to be picking this up for a class, may I recommend sitting down and reading it front to back. I highly recommend doing them if you need to memorize any information in this book. Ethical problems are problems of choice.
There are no pictures or charts for reference, and each sect I read the fourth edition of this book this as a text for my business ethics class as part of my degree. Since its inception, An Introduction to Business Ethics, by Joseph DesJardins, has been a cutting-edge resource for the business ethics course. The author does tend to relate back to previous chapters, and this can pose a problem when you aren't getting to the final chapters till the end of your semester and the author is telling you to refer back to chapters one and two. This is a great guide to ethics for any business student who finds social responsibility an important factor in the modern world. Employees reflect appropriate values in their attitude and conduct. Explain how they relate to legal ethics and business law. Ethical standards also include those that enjoin virtues of honesty, compassion, and loyalty.
Now that you have an understanding of corporate culture and the variables that impact it, how would you characterize an ethically effective culture, the one that would effectively lead to a profitable and valuable long-term sustainability for the firm? Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. These stakeholder groups can include the employees, the supply chain, the end consumers, relevant government and non-government organizations, and the community where the company operates, among others. Describe characteristics of instrumental, law and order, caring, rules and independence ethical climates. Like Shell, many other organizations whose business practices are perceived to be unethical and their products are considered to be harmful to the consumers e. How does it influence individual decision making and action? Recent thrust on high output driven performance and reward linkages in organizations is driving to short-term interests. A successful Business Ethics program establishes a culture that rewards making the right decision.
Business ethics can be thought of as written and unwritten codes of principles and values that govern decisions and actions within a company. The only reason I did not give this a five is that I found the layout of the book quite dry. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. Under this concept, ethical companies are those that act and decide with the interest of all stakeholders not just the owners in mind. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: · SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. In such situations the more influential and powerful group could gain precedence over others, to protect their own interests.
The questions at the end of each chapter really force you to think and really help to enforce the material. And, ethical standards include standards relating to rights, such as the right to life, the right to freedom from injury, and the right to privacy. By ensuring security and protection of the group these standards helps in the survival of the particular community or a social group and thus its members. Creating a positive public image comes from demonstrating appropriate values. It was published by McGraw-Hill Education and has a total of 304 pages in the book.
There are two ways that companies can approach and implement the concept business ethics. Download Powerpoint Presentation: External Links:. The first school of thought is shareholder-focused. Since unethical practices cost industries billions of dollars a year and damage the images of corporations, emphasis on ethical behavior in organizations has increased over the recent years. Every organization has its own accountability towards its stakeholders — employees, capital investors, consumers, government, competitors, suppliers, and other community members. Des Jardins Author: Joseph Desjardins Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews Author: Desjardins Joseph Author: Joseph R.