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About the Book

The Legal Environment of Business and Ethics: An Integrated Approach

Second Edition


Gerald R. Ferrera 

Mystica M. Alexander

Cheryl Kirschner

William P. Wiggins

Jonathan J. Darrow

About the Book

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: An Integrated Approach continues to give students the framework and tools needed to formulate effective legal, ethical, and global business strategies in the twenty-first century. Written by a team of scholars, the Second Edition keeps pace with industry norms, practices, and the law. The book’s integrated approach to this dynamic course of study features: 
  • A range of perspectives on ethics and management. Understanding ethical perspectives is a core competency for successful business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs. This text prepares students to meet that challenge.
  • An integrated treatment of ethics issues. Contributions from luminaries such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, and others arise throughout the book. Business problems show and explain how their theories may be applied in the formulation of an ethical corporate culture. 
  • In-depth coverage of the concepts, practical applications, and issues of international business law in an increasingly global marketplace. Central topics include bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, key provisions of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), and a comparison of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and CISG. 
  • A continued focus on addressing the AACSB and EQUIS standards as they apply to the regulatory and ethical aspects of business.
  • Instructional Materials. 

New to the Second Edition:
  • Recent cases and legislation that significantly impact business practice.
  • More examples and cases of conflicts related to technology.
  • New court decisions and discussions reflecting current events and issues, including: Does the government’s use of drones to detect marijuana use violate the Fourth Amendment?; What penalty awaits a CPA in violation of professional standards of conduct?; What happens to a CEO who is accused of insider trading?
  • Discussion of the landmark Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Preface / Sample Chapters