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Featured eBooks on Business Ethics

Shaw, A. (Ed.). (2011). Sage brief guide to business ethics. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wvu/detail.action?docID=996971  

This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics. Note: WVUL has 3 copies of this eBook. 

Heath, E., Kaldis, B., & Marcoux, A. (Eds.). (2018). The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics.  Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 

This Companion provides a novel overview of the discipline of business ethics, covering the major areas of the field as well as new and emerging topics. The eight thematic units range over an extraordinary set of subjects and include chapters on the history and pedagogy of business ethics, moral philosophy, the nature of business, responsibilities within the firm, economic institutions, the 2008 financial crisis, globalization, and business ethics in different regions of the world. Available through the Safari O'Reilly Database. 

Schwartz, M. (2017). Business Ethics: An Ethical Decision-Making Approach. (Foundations of business ethics ser). Somerset: John Wiley & Sons. https://libwvu.on.worldcat.org/oclc/974595162

This text presents a practical decision-making framework to aid in the identification, understanding, and resolution of complex ethical dilemmas in the workplace.

  • Focuses exclusively on three basic aspects of ethical decision making and behavior—how it actually takes place, how it should take place, and how it can be improved
  • Uses real-life examples of moral temptations and personal ethical dilemmas faced by employees and managers
  • Discusses the biases, psychological tendencies, moral rationalizations, and impact of self-interest as impediments to proper ethical decision making
  • Includes relevant examples of ethical misconduct and scandals appearing in the news media

 

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