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    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:15    |    
    Is it difficult to find oneself in the dilemma of being "between a rock and a hard place" when acting ethically in business?
  • 51.5    |    
    Is there a way to come out of such a situation?
  • 01:57    |    
    Corporation's prosecution by the Department of Justice
  • 02:37    |    
    Unfair treat to employees: Prosecuting individuals
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    What are the effects on trust caused by this situation?
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    Besides trust, what other values are at stake?
  • 07:52    |    
    Are white-collar crimes different from other type of crimes?
  • 09:39    |    
    Who is the target audience for your book n ?
  • 11:39    |    
    Could you summarize the book in 30 seconds?
  • 12:20    |    
    Final words
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    Final credits

A Conversation about the Book «Trapped: When Acting Ethically is against the Law»

New Media  | 15 de octubre de 2013  | Vistas: 60

John Hasnas talks about his book Trapped: When Acting Ethically is against the Law, as he contemplates the difficulties businesspeople and corporation owners go through when facing what he refers to as "being between a rock and hard place". He comments on how US Federal Government has placed management under distress, by having to make them choose between aiding the authorities in their quest of prosecuting white-collar crimes or staying true and honest to their employees when they are suspected of wrong doing, which arises the problem between law and ethics.

Hasnas believes not only the value of trust is affected in this situation, but also those of honesty and fair dealing, as the government's intervention undermines what should be a trust-based organizational approach. As he explains the contents of the book, he says business consultants and teachers of business ethics are the target audience, suggesting that they have to consider the implications and risks of the law when giving advice.


John Hasnas is author of the book Trapped: When Acting Ethically…


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