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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura P. Hartman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Laura P. Hartman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Dr. Hartman is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura Hartman is Special Assistant to the President for Haiti Initiatives, as well as Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Management Department at DePaul University’s College of Commerce, where she has received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the college’s Outstanding Service Award and numerous university competitive research grants. She also serves as Research Director of DePaul’s Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. In her work in the private sector, she manages external partnerships for, the social initiative component of Zynga Game Network.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Perspectives in Business Ethics
ISBN: 0072881461

McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 2004

Laura Hartman's: Perspectives in Business Ethics offers a foundation in ethical thought, followed by a variety of perspectives on difficult ethical dilemmas in both the personal and professional context. This anthology encourages the reader to "critically evaluate each perspective using his or her own personal ethical theory base." Instructors who favor an interactive, discussion-oriented approach to the ethics course will appreciate the different perspectives offered by the Hartman text. This book incorporates the traditional text with definitions and explanations, and combines it with short and long cases, reprints of both traditional and innovative articles, and nontraditional materials such as song lyrics, excerpts from classical literature, and short stories. This text focuses on involving as many views as possible in ethical situations or decisions.

Employment Law for Business
ISBN: 0073377635

McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 2008

Bennett-Alexander and Hartman's Employment Law for Business, 6/e addresses law and employment decisions from a managerial perspective. It is intended to instruct students on how to manage effectively and efficiently with full comprehension of the legal ramifications of their decisions.

Students are shown how to analyze employment law facts using concrete examples of management-related legal dilemmas that do not present clear-cut solutions. The methods of arriving at resolutions are emphasized, so that when the facts of the workplace problem are not quite the same, the student can still reach a good decision based on the legal considerations required by law, which remain relevant.

Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility
ISBN: 0078137136

McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 2010

Hartman/DesJardins is designed to prepare the student to apply an ethical decision-making model, not only in this ethics course but throughout her or his business discipline. This model teaches students ethical skills, vocabulary, and tools to apply in everyday business decisions and throughout their business courses. The authors speak in a sophisticated yet accessible manner while teaching the fundamentals of business ethics. Hartman’s professional background in law and her teaching experience in the business curriculum, combined with DesJardins’ background in philosophy, results in a broad language, ideal for this approach and market. The authors’ goal is to engage the student by focusing on cases and business scenarios that students already find interesting. Students are then asked to look at the issues from an ethical perspective. Additionally, its focus on AACSB requirements makes it a comprehensive business ethics text for business school courses. The goal for the second edition remains the same as for the first: to provide “a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the ethical issues arising in business.” Hartman and DesJardins have retained the focus on decision-making as well as the emphasis on both personal and policy-level perspectives on ethics. This edition continues to provide pedagogical support throughout the text. The most noticeable changes involve a thorough updating of distinct items such as Reality Checks, Decision Points, and readings to reflect new cases, examples and data.

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