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Business Ethics and Diversity in the Modern Workplace

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Corporations have a social responsibility to assist in the overall well-being of their communities through the compliance of moral business standards and practices. However, many societies still face serious issues related to unethical business practices. Business Ethics and Diversity in the Modern Workplace investigates the ethical frameworks within modern corporations and their impact on the communities they serve. With a focus on autonomous decision making in complex quandaries, this book is an all-inclusive reference source for students, researchers, practitioners, and managers who are concerned with the various ethical dilemmas within businesses, as well as evaluating moral issues impacting societal welfare.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS ETHICS
    2. HOW BUSINESS ETHICS FITS IN THE WORLD TODAY
    3. CHAPTER DESCRIPTIONS
    4. CONCLUSION AND IMPACT
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Introduction
    1. DEFINITIONS
    2. PERCEPTION OF BUSINESS ETHICS IN CULTURAL DIVERSITY
    3. TRENDS
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. APPENDIX
  9. Section 1: Macro Ethics of Social Welfare
    1. Chapter 1: Ethics Perception
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: CAN ETHICS BE TAUGHT OR LEARNED?
      4. AMPLIFYING THE NEED FOR ETHICS
      5. BEHAVING ETHICALLY IN ATTAINING BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
      6. FORMAL BUSINESS ETHICS EDUCATION
      7. DEBATING AND DECISION MAKING IN BUSINESS ETHICS
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 2: Utility, Duty, Morality, and Justice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SIMPLE PLEASURES AND PAINS
      4. PHILOSOPHY OF UTILITY: CONSEQUENCES OF BEHAVIOR
      5. PHILOSOPHY OF DUTY: WILLINGNESS TO DO RIGHT
      6. PHILOSOPHY OF MORALITY: MORAL ABSOLUTES MUST BE LEARNED
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Abuse of Power
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ABUSE OF POWER: DEFINITION AND DILEMMA
      5. GENERAL HISTORY
      6. THE DILEMMA STORY (TRUTH VS. LOYALTY)
      7. DETAILS, DYNAMICS, AND INTRICACIES
      8. LESSONS LEARNED
      9. EXPERT OPINION
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Sexual Harassment Laws and Their Impact on the Work Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
      5. SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK WORLDWIDE: STATISTICS FROM THE U.S.
      6. SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK: STATISTICS IN CANADA
      7. SPECIFIC BACKGROUND
      8. INTRODUCTION TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS
      9. IMPACT OF ISSUING SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS ON THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
      10. DRAWBACKS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS
      11. SEXUAL HARASSMENT BACKGROUND/HISTORY IN LEBANON
      12. THE CASE OF ONE AUTO MANUFACTURING BUSINESS
      13. CONCRETE EXAMPLE OR CASE
      14. CONTRAST BETWEEN CONTEXTS AND REGULATIONS
      15. SOLUTIONS ON HOW TO AVOID THE NEGATIVE AND PROMOTE THE POSITIVE
      16. SEXUAL HARASSMENT DILEMMA: TRUTH VS. LOYALTY
      17. CASE: SEXUAL HARASSMENT
      18. ACTUAL RESOLUTION
      19. PROPOSED RESOLUTION
      20. LESSONS LEARNED
      21. OPINION
      22. FUTURE TRENDS
      23. CONCLUSION
      24. REFERENCES
      25. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      26. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 5: Monopoly Abuse
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF MONOPOLY POWER
      4. DYNAMICS AND INTRICACIES OF MONOPOLY
      5. MONOPOLY BACKGROUND IN LEBANON
      6. TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR IN THE ARAB WORLD
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 6: The Ethics of Social Media and Network Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STATE OF THE ART
      5. SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 7: Environmental Pollution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEFINITION OF POLLUTION
      5. TYPES OF POLLUTION
      6. THE ETHICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE COSTS OF POLLUTION CONTROL
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
    8. Chapter 8: Climate Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESPONSIBILITY AND STALEMATE
      5. LOGFRAME INDICATORS
      6. FINDINGS ON MITIGATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS: IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX: ACRONYMS
    9. Chapter 9: Tax Evasion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEFINITION
      5. TODAY IN LEBANON
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 10: Media Bias
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DYNAMICS AND INTRICACIES OF MEDIA BIAS
      5. COMPARATIVE EXAMPLE
      6. LOCAL REGIONAL STORY
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
  10. Section 2: Corporate Business Ethics
    1. Chapter 11: Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HOW CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS DEFINED
      4. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: RUNNING A GREEN COMPANY
      5. CSR SPECIFIC BACKGROUND: A SPATIAL CONTEXT
      6. CSR LEBANON CASE: BANKING
      7. INTERNATIONAL CASE: MNC
      8. ACTUAL RESOLUTION
      9. PROPOSED RESOLUTION
      10. LESSONS
      11. FUTURE TRENDS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 12: Nepotism in a Family Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WILL NEPOTISM BE DESTRUCTIVE OR PRODUCTIVE IN YOUR COMPANY?
      5. WHY NEPOTISM IS CONSIDERED BAD PRACTICE IN BUSINESS COMPANIES
      6. IS NEPOTISM RELATED TO SOCIAL CULTURE?
      7. WHEN NEPOTISM PAYS INSTEAD OF HARD WORK
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 13: Whistle Blowing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEFINING THE MEANING OF WHISTLE BLOWING
      5. WHISTLE BLOWING: CURRENT DEBATE AND ITS CONSENSUS
      6. INTERPRETING WHISTLE BLOWING: UNANSWERED CONCERN
      7. LESSONS LEARNED
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 14: Toxic Waste Disposal
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT STATE
      5. CAUSES OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
      6. TYPES AND IMPACTS OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
      7. ORIENTAL CASE STUDY: INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, THAILAND
      8. ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS: LEBANON
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 15: Advertising Deceit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT RESEARCH
      5. ISSUE DESCRIPTION
      6. CALIFORNIA ADVERTISING REGULATION: HISTORY OF THE UCL
      7. BACKGROUND IN LEBANON
      8. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
      9. LESSONS LEARNED
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 16: Plagiarism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT DEBATE AND CONSENSUS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 17: Bribery and Corruption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IS BRIBERY LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL?
      5. ACTUAL RESOLUTION
      6. PROPOSED RESOLUTION
      7. HOW TO AVOID THE NEGATIVE AND PROMOTE THE POSITIVE
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    8. Chapter 18: Piracy of Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Infringement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEFINITION OF PIRACY
      5. FACTS AND FIGURES
      6. GENERAL HISTORY OF PIRACY
      7. GENERAL DEFINITION OF COPYRIGHT
      8. PIRACY IN LEBANON
      9. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
      10. INTERNATIONAL CASE OF PIRACY: USA
      11. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
      12. FUTURE TRENDS
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      16. APPENDIX
    9. Chapter 19: Ethical Yielding
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. YIELDING IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT
      5. RESTAURANT YIELDING
      6. YIELDING IN AIRLINE SECTOR
      7. YIELDING IN HOTEL INDUSTRY
      8. YIELD MANAGEMENT
      9. FUTURE TRENDS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    10. Chapter 20: Financial Fraud
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FINANCIAL FRAUD AROUND THE WORLD
      5. FRAUD: UNDER THE HAMMER
      6. THE PONZI SCHEME
      7. ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL FRAUD IN LEBANON
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION: SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT FINANCIAL FRAUD
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
    11. Chapter 21: Child Labor
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHILD LABOR
      5. LEBANESE BACKGROUND
      6. OPINIONS
      7. LESSONS LEARNED
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. APPENDIX
  11. Section 3: Country Applications and Case Studies
    1. Chapter 22: Organ Selling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STATE-OF-THE-ART
      5. ORGAN THEFT IN LEBANON
      6. A STORY IN THE US
      7. A STORY IN LEBANON
      8. LESSONS LEARNED
      9. FUTURE TRENDS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 23: Real Estate Valuation Fraud
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REAL ESTATE VALUATION FRAUD
      5. INTERNATIONAL CASE OF VALUATION FRAUD
      6. EXAMPLE FROM LEBANON
      7. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 24: Illegal Drugs in Lebanon
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITIONS
      4. GENERAL BACKGROUND OF RECREATIONAL DRUG USE
      5. ILLEGAL DRUGS IN LEBANON
      6. DEFINITION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SALES
      7. PHARMACEUTICAL SALES IN LEBANON
      8. ACTUAL RESOLUTION
      9. PROPOSED RESOLUTION
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. APPENDIX
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Author