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Moral Issues in Business, 1st Edition

  • Spiro Panagiotou
  • William H. Shaw
  • Vincent Barry
  • ISBN-10: 0176441301
  • ISBN-13: 9780176441302
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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About the Product

This text is an examination and discussion of the moral issues and dilemmas that surround business ethics in today’s Canadian and global economy. Many of the examples and case studies used throughout are framed within a Canadian context and challenge students to reflect on their own values.


  • A recognition that business is truly international

  • Expose students to important moral issues that arise in a business context

  • Provide students with an understanding of the moral, social and economic environments within which problems occur

  • Introduce students to the ethical concepts and theories that are relevant for resolving moral problems

  • Assist students in developing the necessary reasoning and analytical skills

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About the Author

Spiro Panagiotou

Spiro Panagiotou is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University. He has been teaching the Business Ethics course for nearly a decade.

William H. Shaw

The author and editor of numerous books and articles in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy, William H. Shaw obtained a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the London School of Economics and teaches philosophy at San Jose State University, where he served as chair of the department for eleven years. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Hong Kong, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has two other books with Cengage Learning, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS and MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS (with Vincent Barry).

Vincent Barry

Vincent Barry is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Bakersfield College, having taught there for thirty-four years as well as being a highly successful philosophy textbook author.

Table of Contents

Part One Moral Philosophy and Business
Chapter 1: The Nature of Morality
Chapter 2: Normative Theories of Ethics
Chapter 3: Justice and Economic Distribution

Part Two Capitalist Business and Its Basis
Chapter 4: The Nature of Capitalism
Chapter 5: Corporations

Part Three The Organization and the People in It
Chapter 6: The Workplace (1): Basic Issues
Chapter 7: The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges
Chapter 8: Moral Choices Facing Employees
Chapter 9: Job Discrimination

Part Four Business and Society
Chapter 10: Consumers
Chapter 11: The Environment


New to this edition

  • Addition of several Canadian case studies and readings - examples include the Tainted Blood Scandal and the Plastimet Fire in Hamilton
  • Context and examples strengthened by highlighting Canadian legislation, experience and business ethicists


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Moral Issues in Business  (ISBN-10: 0176479457 | ISBN-13: 9780176479459)