Business ethics has an interdisciplinary character. Questions of economic policy and business practice intertwine with issues in politics, sociology, and organisational theory. Although business ethics remains anchored in philosophy, even here abstract questions in normative ethics and political philosophy mingle with analysis of practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas. Furthermore, business ethics is not just an academic study but also an invitation to reflect on our own values and on our own responses to the hard moral choices that the world of business can pose.
The purpose of this text is fourfold: to expose students to the important moral issues that arise in various business contexts; to provide students with an understanding of the moral, social, and economic environments within which those problems occur; to introduce students to the ethical and other concepts that are relevant for resolving those problems; and to assist students in developing the necessary reasoning and analytical skills for doing so. Although the book’s primary emphasis is on business, its scope extends to related moral issues in other organisational and professional contexts.
This third Asia–Pacific edition of Moral Issues in Business examines key ideas in business ethics in the context of moral and ethical issues encountered by Australian and New Zealand businesses and organisations. Structured within 11 chapters of text – including new, cutting edge ethical theories and practices – Moral Issues in Business presents the latest ethical insights and thinking in a manner that is accessible to students.
New to the Edition
About the Authors
- NEW! Key term margin definitions help students access the information quickly.
- New cases and readings following each chapter to encourage further discussion and understanding: Case studies from Australia, New Zealand and Asia written specifically for this new edition to add local context.
- New global case studies add an international focus to the text.
- Philosophical readings now online and easily accessible to students who want to study further.
- Search Me! Business Ethics: an online database which compiles resources specific to this discipline area.
is a multi-award winner, a senior lecturer at Curtin University, Australia. In addition to her academic position in Australia, Theodora designed and facilitated Sustainable Development Business Strategies for the Master of International Business program in a European School of Business. Currently, Theodora’s post-doctoral research focuses on ethical mindsets, spirituality, and aesthetics. Theodora is Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics – A European Review (BE:ER), a guest co-editor for the special issue of Management Research in Review: Innovative Research Methods in Management, Spirituality and Religion. Theodora is a member of editorial committees of international journals, and a reviewer of journals. Theodora is one of the Webmasters (since 1995) of her community's Website, and is one of the editors of the weekly bulletin since 1995 that is currently available online.
is Associate Professor in the School of Management (Albany) at Massey University. His teaching philosophy is based on emphasising the social and ethical dimensions of management knowledge and in 2010 he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for sustained excellence in teaching. He is an active researcher and has had a number of articles published on workplace bullying and workplace violence. Bevan is also the co-author of Management in New Zealand. Outside academia, Bevan has held positions on the board of directors of several sports organisations.
is currently in a teaching-only position at Charles Sturt University. Her teaching responsibilities include teaching ethics to business students and convening her subject across twelve cohorts of students. She has chaired the School of Accounting & Computer Science’s and the School of Accounting & Finance’s Learning and Teaching Committees, and was a member of the Faculty of Business’s Learning and Teaching Committee. She has also reviewed articles for a number of business journals including Accounting Education: an international journal.
Tertiary; University or College
Book with Other Items
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 9th August 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised