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Marketing Ethics : Foundations of Business Ethics - George G. Brenkert

Marketing Ethics

Foundations of Business Ethics

Hardcover Published: 3rd March 2008
ISBN: 9780631214229
Number Of Pages: 272

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<i>Marketing Ethics</i> addresses head-on the ethical questions, misunderstandings and challenges that marketing raises while defining marketing as a moral activity. <br> <ul> <li>A substantial introduction to the ethics of marketing, exploring the integral relations of marketing and morality <li>Identifies and discusses a series of ethical tools and the marketing framework they constitute that are required for moral marketing <li>Considers broader meanings and background assumptions of marketing infrequently included in other marketing literature <li>Adds direction and meaning to problems in marketing ethics through reflection on concepts such as individual choice, freedom and responsibility, desire satisfaction, noncoercive exchanges, and instrumental efficiency </ul>

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?Brenkert's book offers a carefully reasoned and serious examination of marketing ethics. He provides useful insights into the several important topics he examines in the text.? (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, May 2009)

"In his Marketing Ethics, George Brenkert addresses significant moral issues and dilemmas in marketing using the moral concepts of freedom, integrity, justice, privacy, and welfare. It is carefully argued and comprehensive in scope. This is a genuine contribution."
?Norman Bowie, University of Minnesota

?This book is the new one-stop shop for those interested in any aspect of marketing ethics. It is written in the best tradition of applied ethics: practically written and theoretically well-founded.?
?Ronald Jeurissen, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the Netherlands


1. Marketing, Ethics, and Morality.

The Ethical Challenges Marketing Faces.

Thinking about Ethics and Morality.

Defining Marketing.

Marketing as a Practical Activity.

Towards a Marketing Ethics Framework.


2. Marketers and their Markets.


Marketing and the Marketing Concept.

Marketing Research.

Competitive Intelligence.

Segmentation and Target Marketing.


3. From Product Development to Distribution.


Product Development.

Packaging and Labeling.




4. Promotion: Advertising, Retailing, and Customers.




Customer Responsibilities.


5. Marketing in a Global Society.


Marketing and Other Societies.

The Expansion of Marketing Within Society: Social and Political Marketing.

Fostering Ethical Marketing.



I. AMA Statement of Ethics (adopted in 2004).

II. The Hunt--Vitell General Theory of Marketing Ethics.

III. SCIP Code of Ethics for Competitive Intelligence Professionals.



ISBN: 9780631214229
ISBN-10: 0631214224
Series: Foundations of Business Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 3rd March 2008
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.76 x 16.43  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1