With more than 200 real-world cases and critical-thinking exercises, FOUNDATIONS OF THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 3E helps readers define their ethical compass within the business world. Authored by a renowned scholar of business ethics, it uses an integrated approach to thoroughly explore the intersection of law, business strategy, and ethics. A concise legal environment text, it covers all core topics and features intriguing examples of legal and ethical issues pulled straight from the news and pop culture. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to: raise start-up money choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC get licenses and permits buy or sell a business or franchise negotiate a favorable lease insure your business hire independent contractors safely understand small business tax rules pick and protect a good name resolve legal disputes adopt the best customer policies enter into strong contracts cope with financial problems The new edition updates relevant legal and tax information, such as state drug and alcohol testing laws, environmental regulations, and restrictions on home businesses, as well as provides practical advice on topics such as current trends in raising start-up money, purchasing insurance, and extending credit.
This well-documented work will appeal to corporate leaders interested in understanding the related practicalities of international corporate liability as well as post-graduate students in international business and international policy studies. Policymakers, academics and researchers interested in a unique perspective on the future of the global corporation as an internationally responsible global citizen will find much to inte rest them in this book.
This book focuses on two central debates:how to introduce higher ethical standardshow to regulate business activity and prosecute offendersThe authors bring outstanding experience and expertise from a wide range of disciplines. They provide critical reflection and analysis from the differing perspectives of regulators, philosophers, practising and academic lawyers and criminologists.
C. Edward Weber brings insight into the practice of ethics with this pragmatic book of personal stories and ethical dilemmas of business men and women that clearly illustrate the human condition and are an integral part of the business experience. The more than 40 stories derived from interviews with over two hundred executives are not designed as a blueprint for ethical conduct but rather act as an outline and analysis of how particular people apply their ethical principles. Contents: Adhering to the Law; Avoiding Harm; Acting Honestly in Business Relations; Respecting Others; Justice in Relations with Stakeholders; Keeping Promises/Commitments; Acting with Compassion; Some After-Thoughts.