Moral Issues in Business: 2nd Asia Pacific Edition 2nd Edition
William H. Shaw | Vincent Barry | Theodora Issa | Bevan Catley
Moral Issues in Business with Student Resource Access 12 Months 3rd Edition
William Shaw | Theodora Issa | Bevan Catley | Donata Muntean
ISBN-13: 9780170366694 | ISBN-10: 0170366693
© 2017 | Published |  568  Pages
Previous Editions: 2013

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Business ethics has an interdisciplinary character. Questions of economic policy and business practice intertwine with issues in politics, sociology, and organisational theory. Although business ethics remains anchored in philosophy, abstract questions in normative ethics and political philosophy mingle with analysis of practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas. Furthermore, business ethics is not just an academic study but also an invitation to reflect on our own values and on our own responses to the hard moral choices that the world of business can pose.

The purpose of this text is fourfold: to expose students to the important moral issues that arise in various business contexts; to provide students with an understanding of the moral, social, and economic environments within which those problems occur; to introduce students to the ethical and other concepts that are relevant for resolving those problems; and to assist students in developing the necessary reasoning and analytical skills for doing so. Although the book’s primary emphasis is on business, its scope extends to related moral issues in other organisational and professional contexts

This third Asia–Pacific edition of Moral Issues in Business examines key ideas in business ethics in the context of moral and ethical issues encountered by Australian and New Zealand businesses and organisations. Structured within 11 chapters of text – including new, cutting edge ethical theories and practices – Moral Issues in Business presents the latest ethical insights and thinking in a manner that is accessible to students

  • Part 1: Seeing the Moral Dimension in Business
    1. The nature of morality: why ethics in business matter
    2. Normative theories of ethics

    Part 2: Taking a moral position
    3. The nature of capitalism
    4. Corporate social responsibility and corporate governance
    5. The morality and ethics of consumption
    6. International business: moral and ethical issues and globalisation
    7. Environmental ethics in business

    Part 3: Ethics and human talent
    8. The organisation: ethical and moral issues
    9. Ethics at work

    Part 4: Managing business ethics
    10. Ethics, leadership and culture
    11. Putting it all together: towards moral and ethical decision making


    • Search me! Readings and Activities help keep the content current and relevant.
    • Margin notes and summaries that summarise the points contained in each chapter
    • Margin definitions to help quickly explain key concepts
    • Updated concluding chapter that provides a holistic view of business ethics by drawing links to previous chapters and discussing how decisions can test our moral character, the tension between ethics and self-interest, and the benefits of living an ethical life.
    • Understand how key concepts are connected across all chapters in each part by viewing the "part concept maps"
    • Ethics Day to Day boxes feature real-life situations regarding ethical issues in organisations, so that students can get an understanding of how this works in the workforce.
    • Regionally-based case studies included in each chapter, to help students relate to ethics in familiar contexts, alongside international cases
    • Critical reflection, Review and discussion questions allows students to revise and practice what they’ve learned.
    • NEW! Key term margin definitions help students access the information quickly.
    • New cases and readings follow each chapter to encourage further discussion and understanding: Case studies from Australia, New Zealand and Asia written specifically for this new edition to add local context.
    • New global case studies add an international focus to the text.
    • Philosophical readings now online and easily accessible to students who want to study further.
    • Search Me! Business Ethics: an online database which compiles resources specific to this discipline area.
For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

  • Theodora Issa is a multi-award winning senior lecturer at Curtin University, Australia. In addition to her academic position in Australia, Theodora designed and facilitated Sustainable Development Business Strategies for the Master of International Business program in a European School of Business. Currently, Theodora’s post-doctoral research focuses on ethical mindsets, spirituality, and aesthetics. Theodora is Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics – A European Review (BE:ER), a guest co-editor for the special issue of Management Research in Review: Innovative Research Methods in Management, Spirituality and Religion. Theodora is a member of editorial committees of international journals, and a reviewer of journals. Theodora is one of the webmasters (since 1995) of her community's website, and is one of the editors of the weekly bulletin since 1995 that is currently available online.

    Bevan Catley is Associate Professor in the School of Management (Albany) at Massey University. His teaching philosophy is based on emphasising the social and ethical dimensions of management knowledge and in 2010 he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for sustained excellence in teaching. He is an active researcher and has had a number of articles published on workplace bullying and workplace violence. Bevan is also the co-author of Management in New Zealand. Outside academia, Bevan has held positions on the board of directors of several sports organisations.

    Donata is currently in a teaching-only position at Charles Sturt University. Her teaching responsibilities include teaching ethics to business students and convening her subject across twelve cohorts of students. She has chaired the School of Accounting & Computer Science’s and the School of Accounting & Finance’s Learning and Teaching Committees, and was a member of the Faculty of Business’s Learning and Teaching Committee. She has also reviewed articles for a number of business journals including Accounting Education: an international journal.