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The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition

Gerald R. Ferrera, Mystica M. Alexander, Cheryl Kirschner, William P. Wiggins, Jonathan Darrow


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    Now available as a Connected eBook with Study Center on CasebookConnect, including: lifetime access to the online ebook with highlight, annotation, and search capabilities; practice questions from your favorite study aids; an outline tool, newsfeed and other helpful resources. Connected eBooks provide what you need most to be successful in your Business Law classes. Learn more about Connected eBooks for Business Law.

    Focusing on ethics in every aspect of the business environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Second Edition by Gerald R. Ferrera, Mystica M. Alexander, William P. Wiggins, Cheryl Kirschner and Jonathan Darrow, prepares students to work within current industry norms, practices, and legislation. Ethics coverage is integrated throughout the book and featured in nearly every chapter. Ethical theory is interwoven with practical applications using several novel pedagogical tools developed to promote focused, thoughtful inquiry and to highlight the interplay of ethics and law. The book also meets the needs of students who will be facing an increasingly international business environment. Integrated coverage of international issues goes beyond comparative law topics and includes substantial coverage of central topics in international business law, such as, bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, key provisions of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods, and a comparison of the Uniform Commercial Code and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

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    Page Count 804
    Published 05/01/2018
    Contents Ferrera_TOC.pdf
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    Published: 3/9/2018   
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 784
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543800937

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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    A Note to Students 
    Art Credits 
    About the Authors 
    Part I: Legal and Ethical Overview
    Chapter 1 The United States Legal System
    Chapter 2 Ethics in the Business Environment
    Chapter 3 Constitutional Issues in Business
    Chapter 4 Administrative Law 
    Chapter 5 Legal Aspects of the Global Business Environment
    Chapter 6 Corporate Social Responsibility
    Part II: The Business
    Chapter 7 Business Organizations 
    Chapter 8 Intellectual Property 
    Chapter 9 Sale of Securities and Investor Protection 
    Chapter 10 Business Crimes
    Chapter 11 Antitrust 
    Part III: The Employee
    Chapter 12 Agency Law 
    Chapter 13 Employment Law
    Chapter 14 Discrimination in the Workplace
    Part IV: The Business Sale
    Chapter 15 Contracts: Contract Formation
    Chapter 16 Contracts: Contract Performance 
    Chapter 17 Sales Law, Consumer Protection, and E-Commerce 
    Chapter 18 The Debtor-Creditor Relationship 
    Part V: Business Liability
    Chapter 19 Business Torts 
    Chapter 20 Product Liability and Warranties 
    Chapter 21 Environmental Law and Sustainability 
    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    Mystica M. Alexander

    MYSTICA M. ALEXANDER is Assistant Professor in the Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning Department at Bentley University. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mystica practiced corporate and tax law for several years before moving into academia. She currently teaches business law and ethics as well as courses in the Masters of Science in Taxation Program. In addition to her role in the classroom, Mystica has been involved with curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is a past Holmes Cardozo finalist for best conference paper at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the recipient of an Innovation in Teaching Award from Bentley University.

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    Cheryl Kirschner

    CHERYL KIRSCHNER is Senior Lecturer in Law at Babson College. She received a BA from the University of Rochester in English and political science and a JD from Boston University School of Law. At Babson, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business law and international business law. She was awarded the Babson College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and is deeply involved in curriculum development and revision. She also serves as editor-in-chief for the Babson Case Publishing Center. The Academy of Legal Studies in Business awarded her the Best International Case in 2008 for her best-selling case, Zidane’s Last Red Card. She co-teaches Babson’s offshore course in South Africa, where, in partnership with the University of Stellenbosch, students from both colleges teach entrepreneurship to underserved populations in the Cape Town area.

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    William P. Wiggins

    WILLIAM P. WIGGINS is Professor in the Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning Department at Bentley University. In addition to his faculty responsibilities, Professor Wiggins serves as chair of the Bentley University Institutional Review Board and coordinator of the Bentley Research Council. Over the years, Professor Wiggins has held a variety of administrative positions at the university and has chaired many of the university’s major task forces. Most recently, he served as Associate Dean of Business for Academic Affairs, which included responsibilities for directing the university’s AACSB and EQUIS accreditation processes. Professor Wiggins is recipient of Bentley’s highest teaching award: The Gregory H. Adamian Excellence in Teaching Award. He has developed and taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a tax controversy practicum for graduate tax students for which he received a Bentley University Innovation in Teaching Award. Professor Wiggins has coauthored a leading textbook and a leading treatise on tax practice and procedure and has published articles in academic and professional journals and presented his work at international, national, and regional conferences. Professor Wiggins holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Bentley University and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business students and faculty.

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    Jonathan J. Darrow

    Dr. Jonathan J. Darrow recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL) at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He holds a BS in biological sciences from Cornell, a JD from Duke, an MBA from Boston College, and an SJD (a disser- tation-based doctorate, the law discipline’s highest degree) from Harvard, where he also completed the LLM program. After admission to the bar, Dr. Darrow practiced law in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward and later worked on patent litigation matters at Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, DC. He is admitted to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office, has served on the business law faculties of Boston College, Plymouth State, and Bentley, and has testified before the Massachusetts legislature on the ownership of email. His scholarship on technology and intellectual property has appeared in numerous publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine; the Stanford Technology Law Review; the Minnesota Law Review; and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology; among many others. He is a co-author of two major textbooks: Cyberlaw: Text and Cases (the predecessor to this text) and The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. Dr. Darrow previously explored the relationship between innovation policy and global health during stints at both the World Trade Organization and World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Gerald R. Ferrera

    GERALD R. FERRERA is the Gregory H. Adamian Professor of Law Emeritus at Bentley University and was the first member of the law faculty to hold that endowed chair. In 2002 Professor Ferrera received the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Senior Faculty Award of Excellence. He chaired the law department at Bentley for 17 years. Over his teaching career of 45 years at Bentley University, he has been active in the legal environment of business curriculum development with an ethical component and has coauthored textbooks on Business Law, The Legal Environment of Business, and Cyberlaw. His scholarly articles on ethics and jurisprudence, authored or coauthored, were published in The American Journal of Jurisprudence and the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest. He has also authored or coauthored published material in the New York University School of Law Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, the American Business Law Journal, Marquette Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, Journal of Legal Studies Education, Business Law Review, and Cleveland State Law Review. He is currently a research fellow at the Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University, and a past president and current member of the executive committee of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association. He received the Ralph C. Hober publication award given by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the Bentley University Scholar of the Year Award. His teaching awards include the Bentley University Gregory H. Adamian Excellence in Teaching Award, numerous Bentley University Innovation in Teaching Awards, and the Master Teacher Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Boston College, a J.D. from the New England School of Law/Boston, and an Taxation from Bentley. He is a member of the State Bar of Massachusetts and federal bars.

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