Top 10 Best Business Ethic Books: Must-Read

Best Business Ethic Books:

Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations, Second Edition focuses on how to create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. Author Denis Collins shows how to design organizations that reinforce ethical behavior and reduce ethical risks using his unique Optimal Ethics Systems Model that outlines how to hire and train ethical employees, make ethical decisions, and create a trusting, productive work environment. Taking a practical approach, this text is packed with tips, strategies, and real-world case studies that profile a wide variety of businesses, industries, and issues.

New to This Edition:

Premium Ethical Dilemma videos located in the Interactive eBook challenge students to practice their ethical reasoning and ethical decision-making skills.
New case studies tackle complex ethical issues through real-world companies such as the NFL, Wells Fargo, Exxon Mobil, and Volkswagen.
New chapter-opening ethical dilemmas based on real situations allow students to grapple with the grey areas of business ethics.
Optimal Ethics System Check-Up surveys summarize the best practices discussed in the chapter to allow students to assess, benchmark, and continuously improve their own organization.
Ethics in the News activities profile real-world events such as United Airlines’ removal of a passenger on an overbooked flight to challenge students to think critically about how they would respond in a particular situation.
Up for Debate features highlight contentious issues that students encounter in real life (such as Facebook privacy).

Every industry must confront unethical behavior in the workplace. Whether your students want to pursue careers in business, education, public service, or the military, they will need a solid foundational understanding of ethics and the impact their decisions will have on their organizations and their own lives. Bestselling author, Craig E. Johnson, illustrates the best approaches for developing our ethical competence.

Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive difference in their workplace. Self-assessments, reflection opportunities, and application projects allow students to practice their ethical reasoning abilities. Each part of the book focuses on a different aspect of ethical organizational behavior, examining ethics at the individual, group, and organizational levels. The revised Fourth Edition includes a new feature titled Contemporary Issues in Organizational Ethics and new case studies on current topics such as fake news, sexual harassment, and cultural appropriation. This book shows how readers can develop their ethical expertise and provides opportunities to practice problem-solving to defend their decisions.

Learn to make successful ethic decisions in today’s complex managerial environment with Ferrell/Fraedrich/Ferrell’s market-leading BUSINESS ETHICS: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CASES, 12E. Packed with cases, exercises, and simulations, this applied approach uses a proven managerial framework to address overall concepts, leading processes and the best practices associated with today’s top business ethics programs. Readers learn how to integrate ethics into key strategic business decisions. This thoroughly revised edition highlights new legislation affecting business ethics and offers the most up-to-date examples and best practices of high-profile organizations. Twenty new or updated original case studies provide insights into ethical dilemmas and guide you in learning to make consistently strong ethical decisions.

A Good Life in the Market develops a framework for thinking about business ethics, examining the nature and potential of markets before crisply exploring a set of important issues—from immigration to intellectual property to boycotts to workplace governance. Provocative, engaging, and conversational, Gary Chartier offers tools and perspectives that will help you flourish in the world of business.

“In a desert of bland, boring business ethics texts, Gary Chartier’s new book is an oasis of reason, audacity, and thought-provoking delight—drawing bold, often counterintuitive conclusions for living in, around, and through the marketplace.” ~ Alexei M. Marcoux, Heider College of Business, Creighton University

“‘Flourishing, fulfillment, well-being’ are not words one typically associates with business. Yet this is the starting point for Gary Chartier’s important and readable book.” ~ Sanford Ikeda, Purchase College, State University of New York

“Gary Chartier reaches conclusions readers may find controversial but which they will often find it hard to reject. Prepare to be challenged!” ~ Kyle S. Swan, Sacramento State University

There’s no such thing as business ethics. How can that be? Because a single standard applies to both your business and personal life-and it’s one we all know and trust: the Golden Rule. Now bestselling author John C. Maxwell shows you how this revered ideal works everywhere, and how, especially in business, it brings amazing dividends. There’s No Such Thing As “Business” Ethics offers: * Stories from history, business, government, and sports that illustrate how talented leaders invoked this timeless principle * Examples of difficult business decisions-layoffs, evaluations, billing clients, expansion-and how the Golden Rule applies to each * The five most common reasons people compromise their ethics-and how you can prevail over such moral obstacles * How applying the Golden Rule to business builds morale, increases productivity, encourages teamwork, lowers employee turnover, and keeps clients coming back. John C. Maxwell not only reveals the many ways the Golden Rule creates the perfect environment for business success, but does it with great wisdom, warmth, and humor. Backed by flawless research and the ideas of history’s best thinkers, this engaging book brilliantly demonstrates how doing the right thing fosters a winning situation for all, with positive results for employees, clients, investors, and even your own state of mind. Business runs much more smoothly, profits increase, and you know that you’ve set the groundwork for years of future prosperity…and it’s all thanks to the tried-and-true Golden Rule.

Packed with cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, the market-leading BUSINESS ETHICS: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CASES, 11th Edition, thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision-making. Using a proven managerial framework, this accessible, applied text addresses the overall concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics programs –helping you see how ethics can be integrated into key strategic business decisions. Thoroughly revised, this edition incorporates coverage of new legislation affecting business ethics, the most up-to-date examples, and the best practices of high-profile organizations. It also includes 20 new or updated original case studies.

Linda Treviño and Kate Nelson bring together a mix of theory and practice in Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk about How to Do It Right, 7th Edition. In this new edition, the dynamic author team of Linda Treviño, prolific researcher and Distinguished Professor, and Kate Nelson, Professor and longtime practitioner of strategic organizational communications and human resources, equip students with the pragmatic knowledge they need to identify and solve ethical dilemmas, understand their own and others’ ethical behavior, and promote ethical behavior in their organization. Managing Business Ethics is the perfect text to prepare students for a range of roles in the business world–managers across business functions, communications professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsels, human resources managers, and senior executives.

This is a pragmatic, hands-on, up-to-date guide to determining right and wrong in the business world. Joseph Weiss integrates a stakeholder perspective with an issues-oriented approach so students look at how a business’s actions affect not just share price and profit but the well-being of employees, customers, suppliers, the local community, the larger society, other nations, and the environment.

Weiss uses a wealth of contemporary examples, including twenty-three customized cases that immerse students directly in recent business ethics dilemmas and ask them to consider how they would resolve them. The recent economic collapse raised ethical issues that have yet to be resolved—there could not be a better time for a fully updated edition of Weiss’s classic, accessible blend of theory and practice.

New to the Sixth Edition!

New Cases! Fourteen of the twenty-three cases in this book are brand new to this edition. They touch on issues such as cyberbullying, fracking, neuromarketing, and for-profit education and involve institutions like Goldman Sachs, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Walmart, Ford, and Facebook.

Updated Throughout! The text has been updated with the latest research, including new national ethics survey data, perspectives on generational differences, and global and international issues. Each chapter includes recent business press stories touching on ethical issues.

New Feature! Several chapters now feature a unique Point/Counterpoint exercise that challenges students to argue both sides of a contemporary issue, such as too-big-to-fail institutions, the Boston bomber Rolling Stone cover, student loan debt, online file sharing, and questions raised by social media.

The future of the free market depends on fair, honest business practices. Business Ethics: Contemporary Issues and Cases aims to deepen students’ knowledge of ethical principles, corporate social responsibility, and decision-making in all aspects of business. The text presents an innovative approach to ethical reasoning grounded in moral philosophy. Focusing on corporate purpose―creating economic value, complying with laws and regulations, and observing ethical standards―a decision-making framework is presented based upon Duties-Rights-Justice. Over 40 real-world case studies allow students to grapple with a wide range of moral issues related to personal integrity, corporate values, and global capitalism. Richard A. Spinello delves into the most pressing issues confronting businesses today including sexual harassment in the workplace, cybersecurity, privacy, and environmental justice.