Ethics & Business: An Integrated Approach for Business and Personal Success, 1st Edition

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Ethics and Business: An Integrated Approach for Business and Personal Success, 1st Edition

By Paul C. Godfrey and Laura Jacobus

$69  USD | $89  CAN

You shouldn’t have to check your values at the door when it comes to your career. This way of thinking can lead to ethical breakdowns and crises. Instead, make better professional decisions by incorporating your personal values into your work.

WileyPlus for Ethics and Business: An Integrated Approach for Business and Personal Success provides students with the practical knowledge and skills to identify ethical dilemmas, understand ethical behavior in themselves and others, and advocate for ethical behavior within their organization. Throughout the course, students are given numerous opportunities to engage in ethical behavior. The WileyPlus course contains a variety of role-plays, simulations, and business cases, from short scenarios to longer, traditional cases to help students practice ethical thinking. We’ve also provided an extensive library of videos that bring ethical challenges and solutions to life and provide in-depth discussions of critical issues.

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Promote critical thinking and provide students with real-world ethics experience with case-based activities.

Throughout the text, “Mini-Cases” provide students with a quick opportunity to consider a specific subject or concept. Each case has enough value on both sides for students to create and argue for multiple solutions, making these an excellent choice for in-class discussions or brief written assignments

“Brief Cases” (2-4 pages) offer students more context, detail, and choices than mini-cases. Brief cases are based on dilemmas facing actors, executives, managers, or employees and provide 60-80 minutes of discussion.

“Traditional Cases” are located at the end of each chapter and contain detailed explanations, multiple points of discussion, as well as data and exhibits that can be used for homework or group projects. Many of the examples include unique expert interview videos with key stakeholders from the care companies that provide additional contextual information. These cases are organized into three categories: individual, organizational, and societal.

Motivate students with original video assignments that illustrate core concepts and cases.

Business Ethics in Action Videos Many of the traditional cases are accompanied by expert videos featuring various executive positions such as Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, and more. Students can use these videos to learn more about the companies featured in their case studies, such as Apple and Ecolab.

Learning Objective Videos Learning objectives are accompanied by short videos featuring the author team. Together they answer related questions and provide additional examples and stories to engage students in key chapter concepts.

Engage students with one-of-a-kind content that helps them develop a strong ethical framework in their professional and personal lives.

Accessible and easy to read. Each chapter follows the style of a Harvard Business Review article, with coherent organization, clear definitions, and lots of examples to show how concepts operate in the real world. If you enjoy reading something, you’ll learn more and be more likely to apply what you’ve learned.

Ethics in the Real World boxes feature known companies and situations featured in current media that show how course concepts do relate to the real world.

The final chapter is a special topics chapter, which will change with each edition. For example, the Ethical Issues of Technology, Chapter 14 of this first edition, discusses:
– How can technology solve social problems?
– How does technology impact our views of morality?
– What roles and responsibilities do businesses have to steward technology?

The unique Careers and Life Sections help students make ethical decisions about their future careers and personal lives.

Each chapter includes a “From The Source” sidebar. These brief passages expose students to the works of prominent ethical thinkers.

Jerry J. Weygandt

Paul C. Godfrey, is the William and Roceil Low Professor of Business Strategy at the BYU Marriott School of Business. He has been honored with both the school’s Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Teacher awards. An active researcher, his work has appeared in several premier scientific publications, including Nature Biotechnology, the Academy of Management Review, and the Strategic Management Journal. In addition, Paul’s textbook, Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases (Wiley), provides students with a well-written, tools-driven approach to strategy formulation and implementation.

In 2019, Paul, John Bugalla, Kristina Narvaez, and Manny Lauria co-authored Strategic Risk Management: New tools for competitive advantage in an uncertain age. The four have founded Strategic Risk Insights, a boutique firm that leverages their 100 years of experience to help executive teams marry strategy and risk management to thrive in competitive environments that are increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. In addition, Paul has been an active consultant for businesses and not-for-profit organizations. His not-for-profit experience includes the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington, DINÉ (Developing Innovations in Navajo Education), Inc., and Newman’s Own Foundation.

Paul received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah.

Jerry J. Weygandt

Laura Jacobus, is a seasoned attorney and business person. She has held strategic legal and business leadership roles in Silicon Valley global high tech companies, including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. Her interest in business ethics began while working in Silicon Valley during the dot-com bubble. Laura teaches in several different business and law programs, including Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, SCU Law School, Widener Delaware Law School, Baker College, and Drexel University School of Law (MLS program). She teaches primarily in ethics and compliance, risk management, international business, and business communications. Laura has co-authored Essential Lawyering Skills: A Companion Guide for Neil W. Hamilton’s ROADMAP (2021, American Bar Association).  She received a Juris Doctor from SCU School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English from SCU. She is an attorney licensed to practice in California.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Study Business Ethics?

Part I
Chapter 2: Theories of Morality and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Living a Great Life: PERMA, Mission, and Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 4: Corporate Organization and the Role of Stakeholders
Chapter 5: Ethics and Compliance in the Corporation
Chapter 6: Culture Matters
Chapter 7: Ethics in a Global Society and Economy

Part II
Chapter 8: Power and Its Uses
Chapter 9: Conflict of Interest
Chapter 10: Bribery and Corruption
Chapter 11: Integrity and Mercy
Chapter 12: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship

Part III
Chapter 13: Ethics and Technology: Issues for the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 14: Ethics and a Market Economy

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