For courses in Business Ethics A fresh approach to the assumptions that underlie business practices Two recent events - the 2008 ecomic meltdown and the ongoing concentration of the nation's wealth in the hands of a very small percentage of the population - have led many people to question a number of basic assumptions about business, corporations, and the workings of contemporary free-market capitalism in a global ecomy. Written as a dialogue between Socrates and a hypothetical contemporary CEO, Socrates Comes to Wall Street leads students to think critically about perspectives and practices that are taken as givens in most American business schools and corporations. Employing this original and provocative approach, author Thomas White seeks to encourage the next generation of business leaders to be more astute about the implications of their actions, and to act more prudently and more fairly than we have seen in the recent past.
Thomas I. White is the Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Business Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He has written six books and numerous articles on topics ranging from sixteenth-century Renaissance humanism to business ethics and environmental ethics. Author of In Defense Of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier, Professor White focuses on the ethical implications of the scientific research on cetaceans. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, a Scientific Advisor to the Wild Dolphin Project and served as U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations' Year of the Dolphin program.