This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics.
Communitarianism designates a political theory that reminds us that persons live within a complex web of groups and associations by which they define themselves and take up responsibilities that form the bonds uniting them in common efforts. The modern world is dominated by the great institutions of the state and the market. Communitarians emphasize that in addition to those two great centers of power, there are numerous other communities and associations that people form so as to carve out together meaningful and effective lives together. Indeed, through these associations members can gain the power to influence the state and the market. Communitarianism is, in part, a sustained response to contemporary liberalism's tendency to emphasize the freedom of individuals at the expense of neglecting the ...