Business Ethics for Better Behavior

  • 11h 43m 40s
  • Jason Brennan, John Hasnas, Peter Jaworski, William English
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

A clear and concise roadmap for ethical business behavior using commonsense moral principles

Business Ethics for Better Behavior concisely answers the three most pressing ethical questions business professionals face: What makes business practices right or wrong? Why do normal, decent businesspeople of good will sometimes do the wrong thing? And how can we use the answer to these questions to get ourselves, our coworkers, our bosses, and our employees to behave better?

Bad behavior in business rarely results from bad will. Most people mean well much of the time. But most of us are vulnerable. We all fall into moral traps, usually without even noticing.

Business Ethics for Better Behavior teaches business professionals, students, and other listeners how to become aware of those traps, how to avoid them, and how to dig their way out if they fall in. It integrates the best work in psychology, economics, management theory, and normative philosophy into a simple action plan for ensuring the best ethical performance at all levels of business practice. This is a book anyone in business, from an entry-level employee to CEO, can use.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?
  • Chapter 2 - The Business of Business Is Business: How Businesses Serve Society
  • Chapter 3 - Why Aren’t We All Saints?
  • Chapter 4 - Addressing Moral Confusion: The Principles Approach
  • Chapter 5 - Addressing Moral Confusion: The Right and Wrong of Exploitation
  • Chapter 6 - Addressing Moral Confusion: Ethics Isn’t Law
  • Chapter 7 - The Effect of Incentives: The Value of Reputation
  • Chapter 8 - The Effect of Incentives: Managing for Ethics
  • Chapter 9 - The Effect of Incentives: The Problem of Collective Action
  • Chapter 10 - The Effect of Incentives: Diffusion of Responsibility
  • Chapter 11 - Psychological Factors: Ethical Fading and Moral Blind Spots
  • Chapter 12 - Psychological Factors: Meaning and Motivation
  • Chapter 13 - Psychological Factors: Avoid DUMB Values
  • Conclusion: How to Run an Unethical Business