Canadian-only ProductBusiness Ethics in Canada, 4th Edition

By Deborah C. Poff

Published by Pearson Education Canada

Published Date: Apr 23, 2004

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This distinctively Canadian text provides the reader with timely, up-to-date, theoretical, empirical and legal material on issues of relevance to ethicists in Canada today. The format is clear, accessible and user-friendly.

Table of Contents



Preface


Acknowledgments


Introduction: Theories of Justice and their Relationship to Business Ethics, Deborah C. Poff.

I: WHAT BUSINESS DOES ETHICS HAVE IN BUSINESS?

 1. The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits, Milton Friedman.

 2. A Critique of Milton Friedman's Essay “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits,”Thomas Mulligan.

 3. Moral Responsibility in Business, or Fourteen Unsuccessful Ways to Pass the Buck, Alex C. Michalos.

 4. Business Ethics in Canada: Distinctiveness and Directions, Leonard J. Brooks.

 5. Ethical Managers Make Their Own Rules, Sir Adrian Cadbury.

 6. Instilling Ethical Behavior in Organizations: A Survey of Canadian Companies, R. Murray Lindsay, Linda M. Lindsay, and V. Bruce Irvine

 7. CEO Incentives and Corporate Social Performance, Jean McGuire, Sandra Dow and Kamil Argheyd.

II: CORPORATIONS, MORAL AGENCY, AND LIABILITY.

 8. The Corporation as a Moral Person, Peter A. French.

 9. Formal Organizations, Economic Freedom, and Moral Agency, Patricia H. Werhane.

10. The Hester Prynne Sanction, Peter A. French.

11. The Moral Responsibility of Corporate Executives for Disasters, John D. Bishop.

12. French on Corporate Punishment: Some Problems, J. Angelo Corlett.

CASE 1: Rex v. Fane Robinson Ltd.

CASE 2: Regina v. Andrews Weatherfoil Ltd.

CASE 3: Regina v. Safety-Kleen Canada Inc.

III: HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE.

13. The Worker as Victim, Harry J. Glasbeek.

14. Human Rights and the Prevention of Cancer, Alan Gewirth.

CASE 4: Antonia Di Palma and Air Canada.

CASE 5: Heather Crowe and Second-hand Smoke.

IV: EMPLOYEE LOYALTY AND MORAL INDEPENDENCE.

15. The Loyal Agent's Argument, Alex C. Michalos.

16. The Loyal Agent's Argument Revisited, Deborah C. Poff.

17. Anonymity and Whistleblowing, Frederick A. Elliston.

18. Whistleblowing: Professionalism, Personal Life, and Shared Responsibility for Safety in Engineering, Mike W. Martin.

CASE 6: Roger Boisjoly and the Challenger Disaster: The Ethical Dimensions, Russell P. Boisjoly, Ellen Foster Curtis, and Eugene Mellican.

V: DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYEE EQUITY.

19. Defining Equality in Employment, Rosalie Abella.

20. Have We a Right to Non-Discrimination?, Jan Narveson.

CASE 7: Re Stelwire Ltd. and United Steelworkers of America, Local 5328.

CASE 8: Central Alberta Dairy Pool v. Alberta (Human Rights Commission).

CASE 9: Bell Canada v. Canadian Telephone Employees Association.

VI: ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.

21. Crimes Against the Environment, Law Reform Commission of Canada.

22. Risks versus Rights: Economic Power and Economic Analysis in Environmental Politics, Ted Schrecker.

23. The Business Ethics Case for Sustainability, Deborah C. Poff.

24. The Kitchen and the Multinational Corporation: An Analysis of the Links Between the Household and Global Corporations, Harriet Rosenberg.

25. Business Ethics, Economic Development and Protection of the Environment in the New World Order, Jang B. Singh and Emily F. Carasco.

CASE 10: Mercury in the Environment, Anastasia M. Shkilnyk.

CASE 11: R v. Canadian Pacific Ltd.

CASE 12: Patents and Food Security.

VII: BUSINESS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY.

26. Multinational Decision-Making: Reconciling International Norms, Thomas Donaldson.

27. Bribery in International Business: Whose Problem Is It? Henry W. Lane and Donald G. Simpson.

28. Bribery and Extortion in International Business, Thomas L. Carson.

29. Issues for Business Ethics in the Nineties and Beyond, Alex C. Michalos.

VIII: ADVERTISING ETHICS.

30. Advertising and Behavior Control, Robert L. Arrington.

31. In Defense of Advertising: A Social Perspective, Barbara J. Phillips.

32. The Making of Self and World in Advertising, John Waide.

33. A Content Analysis of Men and Women in Canadian Consumer Magazine Advertising: Today's Portrayal, Yesterday's Image?, Nan Zhou and Mervin Y.T. Chen.

CASE 13: R.J. MacDonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General).

CASE 13, Part 2, Freedom of Expression v. the Public Right to Health.

CASE 14: The Miracle of Ephedra and False Advertising.

IX: HONESTY AND DECEPTION IN BUSINESS.

34. Bluffing in Labor Negotiations: Legal and Ethical Issues, Thomas L. Carson, Richard E. Wokutch, and Kent F. Murrmann .

35. Deception in Commercial Negotiation, James H. Michelman.

36. The Ethics of Insider Trading, Patricia H. Werhane.

37. Self-Interest and Business Ethics: Some Lessons of the Recent Corporate Scandals, Thomas L. Carson.

CASE 15: Hollis v. Dow Corning Corp.

CASE 16: Lana Joan Thompson & Allen Barrie Kilner v. Boise Cascade Canada Ltd.

CASE 17: The Livent Company and Fraud.

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