Business Ethics: The Big Picture is a concise anthology of historical and contemporary readings on the role of business in society. This anthology asks students to focus on the assumptions underlying the activity of business. Why does society provide special protections for businesses? What is the purpose of a corporation? What do businesses owe society? And are there some things that shouldn't be distributed by the free market? These questions are addressed through classic readings from such central ?gures as Smith and Marx, as well as contemporary selections. A number of compelling real-world case studies are also discussed.
Â A compact collection of readings, designed to fit the constraints of a one-term course.
Â Focuses on Âmacro level questions regarding the role of business in society and the obligations of the corporation.
Â Includes classic readings on moral theory (Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, Mill) and economics (Smith, Marx & Engels).
Â Contemporary selections are accessible and lively Â ideal for student readers.
Â Several real-world case studies are provided in an appendix.