Books

The Ten Conference on Business Ethics Book Series

The Ethics of Accounting and Finance: Trust, Responsibility and Control.
Proceedings from the Tenth Conference on Business Ethics (1996)

Published by Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Judith Brown Kamm (CBE Senior Research Scholar), Robert E. Frederick (CBE Senior Research Scholar), and Edward S. Petry Jr. (CBE Research Fellow).

Emerging Global Business Ethics. Proceedings from the Ninth Conference on Business Ethics (1992)
Published by Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Judith Brown Kamm, Robert Frederick (CBE Senior Research Scholar), and Edward S. Petry Jr. (CBE Research Fellow).

Business, Ethics, and Environment: The Public Policy Debate. Proceedings
from the Eighth National Conference on Business Ethics (1990)

Published by Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881.Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Robert Frederick (CBE Senior Research Scholar), and Edward S. Petry Jr. (CBE Research Fellow).

The Corporation, Ethics, and the Environment. Proceedings from the Eighth
National Conference on Business Ethics (1990)

Published by Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Robert Frederick (CBE Senior Research Scholar), and Edward S. Petry Jr. (CBE Research Fellow).

The Ethics of Organizational Transformation: Mergers, Takeovers and
Corporate Restructuring. Proceedings from the Seventh National
Conference on Business Ethics (1989)

Published by Quorum Books, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Robert Frederick (CBE Senior Research Scholar), and Edward S. Petry Jr. (CBE Research Fellow).

Ethics and the Multinational Enterprise. Proceedings from the Sixth National
Conference on Business Ethics (1986)

Published by University Press of America, 4720 Boston Way, Landham, MD 20801. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Ann E. Lange, and David A. Fedo

Corporate Governance and Institutionalizing Ethics. Proceedings from the
Fifth National Conference on Business Ethics (1984)

Published by Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street, Lexington, MA 02173. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Jennifer Mills Moore (CBE Executive Fellow), and David A Fedo

Ethics and the Management of Computer Technology. Proceedings from the
Fourth National Conference on Business Ethics (1982)

Published by Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, Inc., Publishers, 131 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director) and Jennifer Mills Moore (CBE Executive Fellow).

The Work Ethic in Business. Proceedings from the Third National
Conference on Business Ethics (1981)

Published by Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, Inc., Publishers, 131 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director) and Thomas J Wyly

Power and Responsibility in the American Business System.
Proceedings from the Second National Conference on Business Ethics (1979)

Published by University Press of America, 4720 Boston Way, Landham, MD 20801. Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director).

Business Values and Social Justice: Compatability or Contradiction?
Proceedings from the First National Conference on Business Ethics (1977)

Published by the Center of Business Ethics at Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452, Edited by W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director).

Business Ethics : Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality, fourth editionBusiness Ethics : Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality, fourth edition (2001)
By W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Robert S. Frederick (CBE Senior Research Scholar), Mark S. Schwartz (CBE Research Fellow).

This is an introductory business ethics text containing an expanded general introduction on ethical theory, 69 readings, and 23 cases. Divided into five parts, each with an introduction that presents the major themes of its articles and cases, the text contains an impartial, point-counterpoint presentation of different perspectives on the most important issues being debated in business ethics.
(Fifth Edition Forthcoming)

Ethics Matters : How to Implement Values-Driven ManagementEthics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, (2000)
By Dawn-Marie Driscoll (CBE Executive Fellow)and W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director)
Ethics Matters, offers a recipe for integrating values into an organization’s culture, explaining the factors which have led to the current emphasis on values-based decision-making instead of mere compliance. The authors develop the elements of a ten-point program, the blueprint for establishing a lasting ethical infrastructure. They share stories of companies and organizations that are leaders in the field, including Texas Instruments’ process of reducing its code of business conduct to three simple words; Olin’s extraordinary communications initiatives; and Guardsmark’s annual revision and renewal process. They also dissect the sad tales of organizations that have stumbled, including the International Olympic Committee, Hawaii’s Bishop Estate and The Boston Globe.

Here, in one concise volume, is what every manager needs to know about building a system that encourages ethical conduct, with practical advice from some of the country's leading ethics officers.

Values Added: Making Ethical Decisions in the Financial Marketplace (1996)
By John L. Casey (CBE Executive Fellow)
Values Added is the first book about ethics that asks instead of answers and listens rather than lectures. It is a subjective, feisty, stimulating look at the mechanics of ethical decisionmaking. It introduces the reader to the ethical conflicts that have long troubled financial professionals, from the lure of sure-thing markets to the troubling pervasiveness of "soft dollar" benefits in the brokerage industry. Then, through raising questions (and inviting answers), it guides decisionmakers in the trenches to more sensitive, responsible, effective and ethical judgments in their daily work. The book spells out seven steps for making and executing deliberate and responsible decisions. The heart of the book is a collection of fictional case studies illustrating the intersection of generally recognized ethical principals with the details of each of the critical events.

Business Ethics: A Primer (1996)
By Mark Schwartz (CBE Research Fellow). 
This comprehensive literature review on the subject of business ethics is intended as a frame of reference for anyone seeking an overview of the major discussion which has taken place. The focus is on the key, central and most significant articles and arguments which have been presented. In other cases, examples of studies which have been conducted on particular issues are presented. Topics covered include moral theory in business ethics, normative and descriptive ethical decisionmaking, attitudes toward business ethics, corporate social responsibility, international business ethics, professional responsibility, stakeholder issues (natural environment, consumers, employees, and corporations), and teaching research in business ethics.

The Ethical Edge: Tales Of Organizations That Have Faced Moral CrisesThe Ethical Edge: Tales Of Organizations That Have Faced Moral Crises (1995)
By Dawn-Marie Driscoll (CBE Executive Fellow), W. Michael Hoffman (CBE Executive Director), Edward S. Petry (CBE Research Fellow)
In The Ethical Edge the authors link the current search for legitimacy and values with fascinating, behind-the-scene stories of business and organizational crisis and recovery. The authors have studied, and in many cases, helped put in place the recovery systems that have saved many organizations. They also provide an ethics quiz. Employees and business leaders, who follow the lessons and mission of the book, will gain an ethical edge for their institutions - both in terms of their moral and social responsibility, as well as their competitive positioning.

Foundation Series in Business Ethics

edited by W. Michael Hoffman and Robert Frederick

Ethics in Finance, second editionEthics in Finance, second edition (2008) By John R. Boatright
This second edition of the ground-breaking Ethics in Finance is an up-to-date, valuable addition to the emerging field of finance ethics. Citing examples of the scandals that have shaken public confidence in Wall Street, John R. Boatright explains the importance of ethics in the operation of financial markets and institutions and in the conduct of finance profesionals.

Focusing on stadards of fairness in market transactions and the duties of fiduciaries and agents in fiancial relationships, the author introduces a broad range of practical issues related to financial markets, the financial services industry, investment decision making, including unethical sales practices, insider trading, the abuse of bankruptcy, and hostile takeovers, the second edition of Ethics in Finance has a broadened scope, incoporating new discussions of issues in mutual funds, conflict of interest, and the financial theory of the firm.

This timely and comprehensive book provides a rigorous analysis of ethical issues in finance, suitable for students of finance and business ethics as well as anyone involved in financial activities.

Marketing Ethics, (2008)
by George G. Brenkert

Marketing EthicsMarketing Ethics addresses in a clear and pragmatic manner the ethical questions, misunderstandings, and challenges that marketing raises. It confronts standard marketing views and offers in their place an intergrated marketing concept that provides a basisi for viewing the moral dimentsions of marketing activities.

What ethical complexing do marketers encounter in developing products, segmenting markets, advertising, and retailing? How can they translate practical and moral reflection in marketing into moral action? What must marketers do when they seek to act morally in a global market place?

The book investigates the basic ethical values and principles central to marketing — freedom, integrity, justice, and welfare — while examining their background assumptions and broader implications for marketing. Typically overlooked in other literature on the topic, these basic norms are essential to marketing.

Conscience and Corporate CultureConscience and Corporate Culture (2007)                      
By Kenneth E. Goodpaster
To what ethical standards can we hold corporations?

In the past few years, monumental corporate scandals have been emblazoned on very front page, but people have largely responded with ambivalence to events such as Enron's collapse and the tragedy of NASA's Columbia catastrophe. In Conscience and Corporate Culture, Goodpaster sets out to identify ethical response. Reporting on more than three decades of professional evolution, the book serves as a platform for communication between doers and thinkers on a subject that is profoundly difficult and important.

A vital resource for both educators in the field of business ethics and practicing corporate executives, this volume is an important step in advancing the constructive dialogue on corporate conscience.

Business Ethics and the Natural EnvironmentBusiness Ethics and the Natural Environment (2005)
By Lisa H. Newton
Business Ethics and the Natural Environment examines the present status of relations between corporate enterprise and the natural environment in the world today.

What obligations does the corporation bear to protect the natural environment, to respect entities that are not human and not protected by law, to be concerned with humans that will not exist for decades into the future, and to seek more environmentally friendly ways to do business? The author arguess that the search for "green" innovations in business practice yields dividends beyond expectation, and that the competitive firm in this century will be the firm whose practices protect and enhance the natural environment.

An excellent resource for students and scholars, this book provides a full background in ethics, an overview of business ethics, environmental legal isues and environmental philosophy, and an account of the problems associated with globalization and the response of nongovernmental organizations.

Employment and Employee RightsEmployment and Employee Rights (2003)
By Patricia Werhane, Tara J. Radin, Norman E. Bowie
Employment and Employee Rights addresses the issue of rights in the workplace. Although much of the literature in this field focuses on employee rights, this volume considers the issue from the perspective of both employees and employers.

Considers the rights of both employees and employers.
Discusses the moral and legal landscape and traditional assumptions about right in employment.
Investigates arguments for guaranteeing rights, particularly for employees, which are derived from relational, developmental, and economic bases. Explores new dimensions of employment including a model that incorporates growing workplace diversity, builds upon our understanding of the legal landscape, and expands upon our justifications for recognizing and protecting rights.

The Ethics of Information Technology and BusinessThe Ethics of Information Technology and Business (2003)
By Richard T. De George
This book explores a wide range of topics, including marketing, privacy, and the protection of personal information; employees and communication privacy; intellectual property issues; the ethical issuues of e-business; Internet-related business ethics problems; and the ethical dimension of information technology on society.

For each of the areas explored, the author uncovers previously ignored ethical issues, underlies the need for more public discussions, and argues that computers and information technology have not necessarily developed in the most ethical manner possible.

Accounting EthicsAccounting Ethics, (2003)
By Ronald R. Duska and Brenda Shay Duska
Accounting Ethics uses real-life examples, including the Enron/Arthur Anderson debacle, to examine the ethical responsibilities of individual acountants as well as accounting firms.

The book begins by investigating the nature and purpose of accounting and follows with a brief study of the nature and use of ethical principles in determining accountants' responsibilities. Because accounting is governed by a code of ethics, it examines the ethical imperatives that bind professionals and the specific principles and rules that various accounting codes dictate. The book also explores the major types of practices in which accountants engage--auditing, managerial accounting, and tax accounting--and the responsibilities associated with those practices.

The book concludes with an investigation into the ethical responsibilities of accounting firms, and the pressures that militate against the fulfilling of those responsibilities.