Business Ethics Through Movies: A Case Study Approach

  • 5h 31m
  • Wanda Teays
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2015

Business Ethics Through Movies: A Case Study Approach examines a wide range of ethical dilemmas, principles and moral reasoning that arise in contemporary business through a series of popular films and real-world case studies.

  • Engages readers in learning about ethical theory by using movies and both national and international case studies in business as the vehicle for analysis and reflection
  • Facilitates comprehension of ethical issues by showing how characters in films confront issues, make choices, and face the consequences
  • Draws from a variety of actual cases in Business Ethics - from the 1982 Tylenol poisoning and the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to recent examples such as the Foster Farms salmonella outbreak and the chemical spill in West Virginia
  • Reveals the important role that ethics plays in setting the moral foundation of a business or corporation
  • Develops critical thinking skills through applying analytical checklists to ethical dilemmas raised in films and in actual cases in Business Ethics

About the Author

Wanda Teays is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, where she is also Chair of the Philosophy Department. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on ethics, global justice, and critical reasoning, including Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies; Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues; Bioethics, Justice and Health Care; and Second Thoughts: Critical Thinking for a Diverse Society.

In this Book

  • Business Ethics Through Movies—A Case Study Approach
  • Introduction to the Text
  • Tools for the Journey
  • The Moral Compass—Business Ethics and Society
  • Show Me The Money—Greed Is Not Good
  • Talk To Me—The Impact Of Technology
  • Aerial Surveillance—Ethical Theory
  • The Ends Justify the Means—Teleological Ethics
  • Duties Rule—Deontological Ethics
  • Moral Character—Virtue Ethics
  • The Caring Community—Feminist Ethics
  • Finding the Balance—Addressing Environmental Disasters
  • Going Postal—Addressing Workplace Violence
  • Stand By Me—Addressing Workplace Inequities
  • Enough Already—Addressing Workplace Harassment
  • Working for Change—Global Justice & Human Rights
  • Transformation—The Art of Personal Power
  • Films Discussed in This Book
  • Case Studies Discussed in This Book
  • Ethics Codes Discussed in This Book