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The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Third Edition

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


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    Publication Date: 1/31/2022
    Copyright: 2022
    Pages: 816
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543858587
    eBook: 9781543846751

    Summary of Contents

    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 Business
    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

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  • Author Information

    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.

    Cheryl Kirschner

    Cheryl Kirschner is Senior Lecturer in Law at Babson College. She received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in English and political science and a J.D. 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 in graduate and undergraduate programs at Babson. She served 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-taught 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. Currently, she teaches a Babson graduate course in global entrepreneurship in Arusha, Tanzania.

    William P. Wiggins

    William P. Wiggins is Gregory H. Adamian Professor of Law at Bentley University. 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. He 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. Professor Wiggins is co-author of 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 B.S. and an M.S. from Bentley University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business students and faculty.

    Mystica M. Alexander

    Mystica M. Alexander is Associate Professor in the Law and Taxation Department at Bentley University. A graduate of Harvard Law School, She practiced corporate and tax law before moving into academia. She teaches business law and ethics as well as taxation courses in the Masters of Science in Taxation Program. In addition to her role in the classroom, Professor Alexander 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 two Innovation in Teaching Awards from Bentley University. In August 2017, she was awarded the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Award by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

    Jonathan J. Darrow

    Jonathan J. Darrow is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, where he conducts research at the intersection of law, intellectual property, and the business of medicine, and an Associate Professor of Law at Bentley University. He holds degrees in genetics (B.S.), law (J.D.), and business (M.B.A.) from Cornell, Duke, and Boston College, respectively, as well as a dissertation-based doctorate (S.J.D.) in pharmaceutical law and intellectual property theory from Harvard Law School, where he also completed the LL.M. program. Dr. Darrow’s real-world experience spans large law firms in three states (New York, Washington, D.C., and California), three United Nations-affiliated organizations (WHO, WTO, and the World Intellectual Property Organization), faculty appointments at four universities, invited testimony on a Massachusetts technology bill, frequent press inquiries and speaking invitations, and a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Evan J. Wallach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he served as Senior Law Clerk. He is the author of more than 60 articles, shorter works, and book chapters on law, health policy, and intellectual property, which have appeared in prominent venues such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Yale Journal of Health Policy Law & Ethics, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, among many others. He is a co-author of a leading technology-focused textbook with Edward Elgar entitled Business Law for Entrepreneurs (2021).

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