David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 77 (1):33 - 44 (2008)
Public discussions of ethical issues related to the biotechnology industry tend to treat “biotechnology” as a single, undifferentiated technology. Similarly, the pros and cons associated with this entire sector tend to get lumped together, such that individuals and groups often situate themselves as either “pro-” or “anti-” biotechnology as a whole. But different biotechnologies and their particular application context pose very different challenges for ethical corporate decision-making. Even within a single product category, different specialty products can pose strikingly different ethical challenges. In this paper, we focus on the single over-arching category of “genetic testing” and compare tests for disease susceptibility and drug response. We highlight the diversity of ethical challenges – grouped under the broad categories of “truth in advertising” and “protecting intellectual property” – raised by the commercialization and marketing of these technologies. By examining social and technical differences between genetic tests, and the associated corporate ethics challenges posed by their commercialization, our intent is to contribute to the nascent business ethics literature examining issues raised by the development and marketing of genetic tests.
|Keywords||biotechnology genetic testing disease susceptibility pharmacogenomics corporate ethics business ethics marketing commercialization intellectual property rights truth in advertising|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
David Finegold (ed.) (2005). Bioindustry Ethics. Elsevier Academic Press.
L. Gillam (1999). Prenatal Diagnosis and Discrimination Against the Disabled. Journal of Medical Ethics 25 (2):163-171.
Chris MacDonald & Bryn Williams-Jones (2002). Ethics and Genetics: Susceptibility Testing in the Workplace. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 35 (3):235 - 241.
Bryn Williams-Jones & Michael M. Burgess (2004). Social Contract Theory and Just Decision Making: Lessons From Genetic Testing for the BRCA Mutations. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 14 (2):115-142.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Felix Thiele (2003). Genetic Tests in the Insurance System: Criteria for a Moral Evaluation. Poiesis and Praxis 1 (3):185-195.
Laura Radulian (2005). Marketing of Harmful Products. International Corporate Responsibility Series 2:329-357.
Margaret L. Eaton (2004). Ethics and the Business of Bioscience. Stanford Business Books.
Bert van De Ven (2008). An Ethical Framework for the Marketing of Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 82 (2):339-352.
Suli Sui & Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner (2007). Commercial Genetic Testing in Mainland China: Social, Financial and Ethical Issues. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (3):229-237.
Barabara Biesecker (1998). Future Directions in Genetic Counseling: Practical and Ethical Considerations. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 8 (2):145-160.
George G. Brenkert (2008). Marketing Ethics. Blackwell Pub..
Cheryl Berg & Kelly Fryer-Edwards (2008). The Ethical Challenges of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing. Journal of Business Ethics 77 (1):17 - 31.
John M. T. Balmer, Shaun M. Powell & Stephen A. Greyser (2011). Explicating Ethical Corporate Marketing. Insights From the BP Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe: The Ethical Brand That Exploded and Then Imploded. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 102 (1):1-14.
Ludvig Beckman (2004). Are Genetic Self-Tests Dangerous? Assessing the Commercialization of Genetic Testing in Terms of Personal Autonomy. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 25 (5-6):387-398.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #234,319 of 1,099,748 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #303,379 of 1,099,748 )
How can I increase my downloads?