Ethics and the Conduct of Business by John R. BoatrightYes, I know one should never, judge a book by its cover, but if thats true, why do publishers spend so much time worrying about it? And, I have to say, most times I can actually do a pretty accurate job judging the book by its cover (e.g. a book with Ann Coulter on its cover sucks).
But, here is a book that shows us why that tired ol cliche from the days of triplicate copies and manual typesetting holds true, do not judge this book by its cover, and please, do yourself a favor and dont judge it by its title as well. When I saw this book, I thought, I guess Im taking the last train to Snoozeville. Oh, but how wrong I was! People, take note: this is a great book. Bypass the Microsoft Office 2004 Clip Art the publisher decided to use for cover art and get right to the good stuff: the contents!
The first few chapters do an accessible, but thorough, job of outlining the theories of some of the Wests foremost philosophers (Kant, Locke, etc), and walking the reader through, at a brisk pace, some illuminating real-life corporate scenarios wherein questions of ethics and the philosophies behind them are debated and analyzed. Not to sound a blaring nerd alert, but good stuff! Great handbook for the ethical businessman or citizen of a Western capitalist country.
Ethics and the Conduct of Business
View larger. Download instructor resources. Additional order info. Access Code Card. A clear narrative rooted in real-world business practices highlights key issues surrounding business ethics. New and revised content reflects recent developments in the business world and in the field of business ethics. Ethics in the World of Business.