Ethics and the Business of Bioscience

Ethics and the Business of Bioscience

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Businesses that produce bioscience products—gene tests and therapies, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical devices—are regularly confronted with ethical issues concerning these technologies. Conflicts exist between those who support advancements in bioscience and those who fear the consequences of unfettered scientific license. As the debate surrounding bioscience grows, it will be increasingly important for business managers to consider the larger consequences of their work.This groundbreaking book follows industry research, development, and marketing of medical and bioscience products across a variety of fields, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and bio-agriculture. Compelling and current case studies highlight the ethical decisions business managers frequently face. With the increasing visibility and public expectation placed on businesses in this sector, managers need to understand the ethical and social issues. This book addresses that need and provides a framework for incorporating ethical analysis in business decision making.

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Businesses that produce bioscience products such as gene tests, vaccines and medical devices are regularly confronted with ethical issues surrounding these technologies. This textbook for an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course uses business case studies to illustrate the management of the ethical and social dilemmas involved in developing and marketing medical and biotechnology products. Eaton is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780804742504
Characteristics: xv, 534 p. ; 24 cm


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