Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition explores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, Apple's exploitation of outdated tax code, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key features include: seven volumes, with more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader's Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition.
An intelligent analysis of the dangers, opportunities, and consequences of global sovereign debt Sovereign debt is growing internationally at a terrifying rate, as nations seek to prop up their collapsing economies. One only needs to look at the sovereign risk pressures faced by Greece, Spain, and Ireland to get an idea of how big this problem has become. Understanding this dilemma is now more important than ever, that's why Robert Kolb has compiled Sovereign Debt. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a better perspective on the essential issues surrounding sovereign debt and default through discussions of national defaults, systemic risk, associated costs, and much more. Historical studies are also included to provide a realistic framework of reference. * Contains up-to-date research and analysis on sovereign debt from today's leading practitioners and academics * Details the dangers of defaults and their associated systemic risks * Explores the past, present, and future of sovereign debt The repercussions of a national default are all-encompassing as global markets are intricately interwoven in the modern world. Sovereign Debt examines what it will take to overcome the challenges of this market and how you can deal with the uncertainty surrounding it.
The world's best financial minds help us understand today's financial crisis With so much information saturating the market for the everyday investor, trying to understand why the economic crisis happened and what needs to be done to fix it can be daunting. There is a real need, and demand, from both investors and the financial community to obtain answers as to what really happened and why. Lessons from the Financial Crisis brings together the leading minds in the worlds of finance and academia to dissect the crisis. Divided into three comprehensive sections-The Subprime Crisis; The Global Financial Crisis; and Law, Regulation, the Financial Crisis, and The Future-this book puts the events that have transpired in perspective, and offers valuable insights into what we must do to avoid future missteps. * Each section is comprised of chapters written by experienced contributors, each with his or her own point of view, research, and conclusions * Examines the market collapse in detail and explores safeguards to stop future crises * Encompasses the most up-to-date analysis from today's leading financial minds We currently face a serious economic crisis, but in understanding it, we can overcome the challenges it presents. This well-rounded resource offers the best chance to get through the current situation and learn from our mistakes.
Essential insights on the various aspects of financial derivatives If you want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation, Financial Derivatives is the book for you. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolb and James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how you can prudently use them within the context of your underlying business activities. Financial Derivatives introduces you to the wide range of markets for financial derivatives. This invaluable guide offers a broad overview of the different types of derivatives-futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting. Filled with helpful tables and charts, Financial Derivatives offers a wealth of knowledge on futures, options, swaps, financial engineering, and structured products. Discusses what derivatives are and how you can prudently implement them within the context of your underlying business activities Provides thorough coverage of financial derivatives and their role in risk management Explores financial derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation This informative guide will help you unlock the incredible potential of financial derivatives.
Corporate Boards: Managers of Risk, Sources of Risk deals with the highly timely topic of the Corporate Board and its relationship to risk, both in terms of its management and its creation. * Utilizes a multi-disciplinary perspective which draws on the fields of economics, law, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility * Features a range of topics including the role of corporate boards in overseeing increasingly complex risk management techniques and the ethical dimensions of corporate board behavior in managing risk * Of interest to students, scholars, and firm stakeholders * Explores how recent events have also shown that the members of Corporate Boards can be sources of risk
Dividends And Dividend Policy As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Dividends and Dividend Policy aims to be the essential guide to dividends and their impact on shareholder value. Issues concerning dividends and dividend policy have always posed challenges to both academics and professionals. While all the pieces to the dividend puzzle may not be in place yet, the information found here can help you gain a firm understanding of this dynamic discipline. Comprising twenty-eight chapters-contributed by both top academics and financial experts in the field-this well-rounded resource discusses everything from corporate dividend decisions to the role behavioral finance plays in dividend policy. Along the way, you'll gain valuable insights into the history, trends, and determinants of dividends and dividend policy, and discover the different approaches firms are taking when it comes to dividends. Whether you're a seasoned financial professional or just beginning your journey in the world of finance, having a firm understanding of the issues surrounding dividends and dividend policy is now more important than ever. With this book as your guide, you'll be prepared to make the most informed dividend-related decisions possible-even in the most challenging economic conditions. The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals.
SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society spans the relationships among business, ethics and society, with an emphasis on business ethics and the role of business in society. The encyclopedia provides an essential reference tool for students, academics and practitioners interested in gaining knowledge on the role played by business with regard to the environment in which it exists. Key features include: - a broad coverage of corporate social responsibility; -the obligation of businesses to various stakeholder groups; - the contribution of business to society and culture; - the relationship of business to the quality of the environment, including the issue of environmental sustainability. This is an essential reference work for all those in the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communication and political science.
This volume collects the contributions of a number of diverse and distinguished scholars to reflect upon the topic of corporate retirement security in the United States. * Contributes to the public policy debate concerning the securing of sufficient retirement funds * Reflects the present discussions and disagreements about the most fundamental aspects of the employment relationship * Organized into three sections, this volume focuses on ethical issues in pension plan structure, pension plan changes, and investing in pension plan funds * Includes a thorough and orienting introduction to the subject
Our rapidly expanding genetic knowledge today points toward a near future in which the elements of humanity closest to our moral core may themselves be produced, manipulated, commodified, and exchanged. * Explores the moral and ethical concerns derived from an increasing knowledge of genetics and the variety of its commercial applications * A major contribution to the emerging understanding of the role that ethics will play in genetic commerce * Written by experts from the academic and corporate sector, with diverse backgrounds in business, social science, and philosophy * Addresses a range of relevant issues, including genetic screening, the use of individual's genetic information, the rise of genetically modified foods, patenting, pharmaceutical mergers and monopolization, and the implications of genetic testing on non-human mammals
A new and updated edition of the most readable, comprehensive text available on derivatives markets. * Utilizes an even more applied approach than previous editions * Provides an excellent balance between introductory and advanced topics * Extensively updated to incorporate and explicate development in the field including the areas of electronic trading platforms, globalization of markets, hedge funds, financial scandals involving derivatives, and government regulation * Revised to include over 50 text boxes with applied vignettes on topical issues, product profiles, and historical anecdotes
One of the most persistant criticisms of Kolb's Futures, Options, & Swaps has been the book's length and depth of coverage. Ideal for MBA and upper-level courses on derivatives, the text's size has hindered adoptions in lower-level courses, where the material is seen as overwhelming and too much to cover in a semester-long course. Feedback from a number of instructors contacted during the telemarketing of FOS 4e suggested that a concise, introductory version of the text would be welcome (sample comment: Book is too large and overwhelming for his course; would adopt if you had a much shorter baby Kolb edition ). To meet this need, Kolb and co-author James Overdahl present a concise introduction to the material covered in greater detail in Futures, Options, & Swaps. Specifically designed for a one-semester (or shorter) introductory course on derivatives, the authors will cover the basics of futures, options, and swaps with the same accessibility for which the larger text is known. Students will appreciate Kolb's intuitive style and Overdahl's practical insights into derivatives markets. The contents will be extensively reviewed to insure that this text will meet the needs of instructors teaching at this level. Much of the supplemental material designed for the 5th edition of Futures, Options, and Swaps can be repackaged for the Fundamentals book, including the Option! software and case studies. In addition, a study guide, instructor's manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides will compliment the text. It is worthwhile considering bringing on a freelance supplements editor to oversee the material for this book and the new edition of FOS.
Now in its sixth edition, Understanding Futures Markets by Robert Kolb (University of Colorado) and James Overdahl (Chief Economist of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission) provides the most comprehensive coverage of futures markets available. This new edition features updated and enhanced discussions on: event markets, proposition markets, weather futures, and macro futures; globalization of futures markets; electronic trading platforms and the rise of electronic trading; manipulation of futures markets and methods of deterrence; the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 and its effect on market regulation; hedging in a corporate environment; uses of futures by government entities; energy futures products; recent fiascos involving energy futures and related derivatives; single stock futures products and narrow-based stock index futures; and, accounting and taxation features of futures markets.Clearly written and accessible, this is the authoritative text for students and practitioners alike looking for an in-depth treatment of futures markets.
The first volume in the Leeds School Series on Business & Society, this collection of lectures demonstrates the valuable results of a timely exchange of ideas regarding the nature of executive compensation. * Includes discussions across academic disciplines, perspectives, and intellectual orientations on the oft-debated topic of executive compensation. * Gathers for the first time a series of lectures delivered at the 2004 Japha Symposium at the University of Colorado. * Provides the reader with insight into the fundamental problems from a social and ethical perspective, and proposes a myriad of possible solutions.
Understand derivatives in a nonmathematical way Financial Derivatives, Third Edition gives readers a broad working knowledge of derivatives. For individuals who want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down in the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation Financial Derivatives, Third Edition is the perfect read. This comprehensive resource provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting.
Practical Readings in Financial Derivatives is a collection of 20 articles spanning major developments in the field in theory and practice. Two central themes govern the content. These are the pricing of financial derivatives and their application in risk management. Section I, Instruments and Pricing, sets forth the derivatives and the principles for pricing them. Section II, Risk Management Applications, illustrates how financial derivatives may be used singly, or in combination, to manage the types of risk encountered in business today. The applied orientation and contemporary selection make Practical Readings in Financial Derivatives a strong supplement to any course on futures, options, swaps, or financial engineering. Readers will welcome the accessible nature of the articles which approach financial derivatives from a 'real world' perspective, rather than a strictly technical view.