From the Back Cover
Essentials of Business Ethics provides an introduction to business ethics. It surveys the current literature and core theories with applications to a number of contemporary issues in the field, including corporate responsibility, equal opportunities legislation, the ethics of advertising, and environmental issues. Throughout the text coverage of legal issues is provided where appropriate. The text examines the values upon which business is based with a strong emphasis upon notions of justice within a business context. Although the authors argue that business can never be value-free, no attempt is made to persuade the reader of the superiority of any particular system. Combining theory and practical examples, attention is also given to writers who have studied values `scientifically' and claim that allegiance to values is measurable. Specific attention is paid to the ethical issues associated with globalization (for example, the conflict of values in international transactions).