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  • BUSINESS ETHICS COURSE


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  • Why Ethics Matters


  • Why Ethics Matters - Final Assessment


    This is the final assessment for Why Ethics Matters. (Available when you subscribe.)


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      • Ethics from Antiquity to the Present

        2.1. The Concept of Ethical Business in Ancient Athens
        2.2. Ethical Advice for Nobles and Civil Servants in Ancient China
        2.3. Comparing the Virtue Ethics of East and West
        2.4. Utilitarianism: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
        2.5. Deontology: Ethics as Duty
        2.6. A Theory of Justice
        Final Assessment


        • Defining and Prioritizing Stakeholders

          3.1. Adopting a Stakeholder Orientation
          3.2. Weighing Stakeholder Claims
          3.3. Ethical Decision-Making and Prioritizing Stakeholders
          3.4. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
          Final Assessment

          • Three Special Stakeholders: Society, the Environment, and Government


            4.1. Corporate Law and Corporate Responsibility
            4.2. Sustainability: Business and the Environment
            4.3. Government and the Private Sector
            Final Assessment


            • The Impact of Culture and Time on Business Ethics

              5.1. The Relationship between Business Ethics and Culture
              5.2. Business Ethics over Time
              5.3. The Influence of Geography and Religion
              5.4. Are the Values Central to Business Ethics Universal?
              Final Assessment

              • What Employers Owe Employees

                6.1. The Workplace Environment and Working Conditions
                6.2. What Constitutes a Fair Wage?
                6.3. An Organized Workforce
                6.4. Privacy in the Workplace
                Final Assessment

                • What Employees Owe Employers

                  7.1. Loyalty to the Company
                  7.2. Loyalty to the Brand and to Customers
                  7.3. Contributing to a Positive Work Atmosphere
                  7.4. Financial Integrity
                  7.5. Criticism of the Company and Whistleblowing
                  Final Assessment

                  • Recognizing and Respecting the Rights of All

                    8.1. Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
                    8.2. Accommodating Different Abilities and Faiths
                    8.3. Sexual Identification and Orientation
                    8.4. Income Inequalities
                    8.5. Animal Rights and the Implications for Business
                    Final Assessment

                    • Professions under the Microscope

                      9.1. Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Culture
                      9.2. The Influence of Advertising
                      9.3. The Insurance Industry
                      9.4. Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care
                      Final Assessment

                      • Changing Work Environments and Future Trends

                        10.1. More Telecommuting or Less?
                        10.2. Workplace Campuses
                        10.3. Alternatives to Traditional Patterns of Work
                        10.4. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Workplace of the Future
                        Final Assessment

                        • Epilogue: Why Ethics Still Matter

                          11.1. Business Ethics in an Evolving Environment
                          11.2. Committing to an Ethical View
                          11.3. Becoming an Ethical Professional
                          11.4. Making a Difference in the Business World
                          11.5. End Notes
                          Final Assessment

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