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Business Ethics : Violoations of the Public Trust - Robert F. Hartley

Business Ethics

Violoations of the Public Trust


Published: 27th January 1993
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Any company violating the public trust today puts itself at a disadvantage. Competitors who are more eager to please their clients will gain the upper hand by developing trusting relationships. Readers are exposed to ethical problems, striking examples of unethical conduct, and a variety of moral dilemmas and temptations businesses encounter every day. The aim of this book is to teach from the mistakes of the well-known cases described and to show how to avoid, and how to respond best, should the worse scenario occur.

Partial table of contents:


Union Carbide: Assault on the Ohio Valley.

STP: Oh, Such Product Claims.

ITT: Heavy-Handed Interference in a Foreign Government.

The Dalkon Shield: Spurning User Safety.


Union Carbide's Bhopal Catastrophe.

Beech-Nut: Adulterated Apple Juice--for Babies.

The Savings & Loan Disaster: Repudiating Management's Trusteeship Responsibility.

Raiders: Raping American Corporations.

PowerMaster Beer: Targeting the Ghetto.

Recent Cigarette Controversies.


Johnson & Johnson: Tylenol, a Shining Example of Responsible Business Conduct--And Yet...?

Conclusions: What Can Be Learned?.

ISBN: 9780471545910
ISBN-10: 0471545910
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th January 1993
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.85 x 16.15  x 1.79
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1