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Business ethics & social responsibility

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Finance or Food? The Role of Cultures, Values, and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations

Finance or Food? The Role of Cultures, Values, and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations

Author: Hilde Bjorkhaug Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Exploring the ways in which culture, systems of value, and ethics impact agriculture, this volume addresses contemporary land questions and conditions for agricultural land management. Throughout, the editors and contributors consider a range of issues, including pressure on farmland, international and global trade relations, moral and ethical questions, and implications for governance. The focus of Finance or Food? is land use in Australia, Canada, and Norway, chosen for their commonalities as well as their differences. With reference to these specific national contexts, the contributors explore political, ecological, and ethical debates concerning food production, alternative energy, and sustainability. The volume argues that recognition of food, finance, energy, and climate crises is driving investments and reframing the strategies of development agencies. At the same time, food producers, small farmers, and pastoralists facing eviction from their land are making their presence felt in this debate, not just locally, but in national policy arenas and international fora as well. This volume investigates the many ways in which this process is occurring and draws out the cultural implications of new developments in global land use. An important intervention into a timely debate, Finance or Food? will be essential reading for both academics and policymakers.

Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda, The: The Case For Sustainable And Responsible Business

Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda, The: The Case For Sustainable And Responsible Business

Author: Olivier (Escp Europe Business Sch, France) Delbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a buzzword in management today. And yet, skepticism often prevails, as CSR is often associated with traditional philanthropic practices enabling companies to greenwash their unethical social and environmental practices. This book offers a fresh view on today's CSR from both historical and geographical perspectives. Exploring its roots and theoretical developments in the US, the author then focuses on how CSR has spread across the world, first in Europe and later in the developing world. An updated overview of today's CSR agenda is provided with a focus on four key issues: stakeholder inclusion, employee engagement and social dialogue, human rights and environmental sustainability. With the support of multiple cases and examples taken from various continents and industries, the book adopts a sustainability-driven perspective, based on the belief that the future of CSR lies in the strategic embeddeness of key issues into the company's value chain. Finally, the book attempts to draw the contours of tomorrow's CSR by proposing a new terminology reflecting the current evolution of CSR.

Finance or Food? The Role of Cultures, Values, and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations

Finance or Food? The Role of Cultures, Values, and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations

Author: Hilde Bjorkhaug Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2020

Exploring the ways in which culture, systems of value, and ethics impact agriculture, this volume addresses contemporary land questions and conditions for agricultural land management. Throughout, the editors and contributors consider a range of issues, including pressure on farmland, international and global trade relations, moral and ethical questions, and implications for governance. The focus of Finance or Food? is land use in Australia, Canada, and Norway, chosen for their commonalities as well as their differences. With reference to these specific national contexts, the contributors explore political, ecological, and ethical debates concerning food production, alternative energy, and sustainability. The volume argues that recognition of food, finance, energy, and climate crises is driving investments and reframing the strategies of development agencies. At the same time, food producers, small farmers, and pastoralists facing eviction from their land are making their presence felt in this debate, not just locally, but in national policy arenas and international fora as well. This volume investigates the many ways in which this process is occurring and draws out the cultural implications of new developments in global land use. An important intervention into a timely debate, Finance or Food? will be essential reading for both academics and policymakers.

Ethical Theory and Business

Ethical Theory and Business

For forty years, successive editions of Ethical Theory and Business have helped to define the field of business ethics. The 10th edition reflects the current, multidisciplinary nature of the field by explicitly embracing a variety of perspectives on business ethics, including philosophy, management, and legal studies. Chapters integrate theoretical readings, case studies, and summaries of key legal cases to guide students to a rich understanding of business ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainability. The 10th edition has been entirely updated, ensuring that students are exposed to key ethical questions in the current business environment. New chapters cover the ethics of IT, ethical markets, and ethical management and leadership. Coverage includes climate change, sustainability, international business ethics, sexual harassment, diversity, and LGBTQ discrimination. New case studies draw students directly into recent business ethics controversies, such as sexual harassment at Fox News, consumer fraud at Wells Fargo, and business practices at Uber.

Ethical Theory and Business

Ethical Theory and Business

For forty years, successive editions of Ethical Theory and Business have helped to define the field of business ethics. The 10th edition reflects the current, multidisciplinary nature of the field by explicitly embracing a variety of perspectives on business ethics, including philosophy, management, and legal studies. Chapters integrate theoretical readings, case studies, and summaries of key legal cases to guide students to a rich understanding of business ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainability. The 10th edition has been entirely updated, ensuring that students are exposed to key ethical questions in the current business environment. New chapters cover the ethics of IT, ethical markets, and ethical management and leadership. Coverage includes climate change, sustainability, international business ethics, sexual harassment, diversity, and LGBTQ discrimination. New case studies draw students directly into recent business ethics controversies, such as sexual harassment at Fox News, consumer fraud at Wells Fargo, and business practices at Uber.

Business Cases in Ethical Focus

Business Cases in Ethical Focus

Author: Fritz Allhoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Business Cases in Ethical Focus is a new collection of in-depth case studies from around the world covering all major areas of business ethics. Thirty-six cases are included, with a broad range of topics such as the ethics of entrepreneurship and finance, the challenges that diversity raises for business, and the moral issues involved in selling cannabis. The cases are provocative yet sufficiently complex to convey the difficulty of moral dilemmas and the potential for reasonable disagreement. This book can be used on its own or as a supplemental text for group discussions and assignments. Key Features 36 real-world business ethics case studies, the majority of which were written for this volume. Cases are organized into several broad themes, such as industry responsibility, diversity in the workplace, and international business. Each case study has four parts: Background Information, Analysis, Discussion Questions, and a list of Further Readings and Resources. Cases engage with provocative contemporary issues such as social media in the workplace, marijuana sales, the pornography industry, and Sci-Hub. A brief introduction to business ethics and the analysis of case studies is provided to orient readers new to these topics.

The Praxis of Diversity

The Praxis of Diversity

Author: Christoph Lutge Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This edited collection brings together experts from various disciplines to engage critically with diversity theory, diversity politics, and their practical application. Accordingly, the volume provides a provocative discursive space, where the key theoretical as well as practical problems of diversity in business, institutions and culture can speak to each other and can be assessed. The aim is to bridge the gap between two relatively distinct discourses: the discourse on practical applications of diversity concepts and the discourse on theoretical approaches to diversity. This selection of articles delivers the first step towards achieving this goal. Approaching diversity from a business perspective, the chapters discuss its ramifications on democratic institutions and theory, as well as point to its relevance in didactic and educational settings.

Servant Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and the Will to Serve Spiritual Foundations and Business Applications

Servant Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and the Will to Serve Spiritual Foundations and Business Applications

Author: Luk Bouckaert Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2019

This book brings together a number of important essays on the intersection of servant leadership and social entrepreneurship, examining them through a shared focus on `the will to serve'. This combination bears out the insight that inspiring social and economic leaders are able to transform a conflictual human settlement into a collaborative and caring human community. The book seeks to answer the question of whether we can induce from their `way of doing things' a model of civic entrepreneurship and leadership that can inspire people in profit, non-profit and public organizations. It also examines the extent to which the will to serve is compatible with the will to maximize profit or the will to gain economic, political or religious power. Furthermore, it asks how far different spiritual traditions create different models and examples of servant leadership and social entrepreneurship. This book will be of interest to researchers working in the fields of business ethics, business spirituality and corporate social responsibility.

Leadership Growth Through Crisis An Investigation of Leader Development During Tumultuous Circumstances

Leadership Growth Through Crisis An Investigation of Leader Development During Tumultuous Circumstances

Author: Bruce E. Winston Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

This edited collection uses a biblical lens to explore how to lead effectively and grow in a crisis situation. The chapters examine topics such as communicating through crisis, developing organizations and leaders through crisis, personal crisis and leadership development, and ethics and morality in crisis. Case studies include David's response to Goliath's challenge, Joseph's leadership and management of Egypt, and the team leadership and resilience of Esther and Mordecai in navigating a possible Jewish genocide.This book makes a unique contribution to the crisis leadership literature by examining the topic from a Christian perspective and will foster future research into the role of spirituality in organizational crisis.

Co-creating Brands Brand Management from A Co-creative Perspective

Co-creating Brands Brand Management from A Co-creative Perspective

Author: Nicholas Ind, Holger Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Brand management and development has traditionally been regarded as the responsibility of the organization - they design, produce and sell the brand, before delivering it to customers. Yet this approach can be needlessly restrictive, as the connective power of the internet and the desire of consumers to focus on experiences has reshaped branding. In this digital age, development occurs beyond the limits of the organisation so that, in many ways, brands are effectively co-created by consumers. Rather than lead, manage and control, contemporary managers have taken on the new tasks of listening, connecting and participating in brand development. The focus of brand management has shifted to the intersection between the organisation and its stakeholders. This changing environment must lead to a new paradigm of brand management: the `co-creation perspective'. Co-Creating Brands is an accessible exploration of how co-created brands produce value and how the success of this approach can be measured and assured. The authors draw upon a wide array of international case studies and strategic models, which clearly demonstrate how to both effectively deliver this method and how to deal with the situational challenges and obstacles that can occur. If organisational leaders are willing to let go complete control of their brand and recognise the supportive culture of employees, customers and stake-holders, their brand can become an unstoppable marketing force.

Ethics and Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century

Ethics and Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century

Author: Sandra M. Martinez Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Ethics and Journalism - Principles for the 21st century provides the readers with an introduction to journalism and updates them with a brief history and devolution of it. It explains the role of ethics in journalism in the 21st century. Further, it throws light on the role of politics in journalism and vice versa and the relations of it with the human rights. Also discussed in the book is the subject of digital and freelance journalism, the relationship of journalism with fake news, the challenges that arise in the field of journalism and the future possibilities in this field.

Intrinsic CSR and Competition Doing well amongst European SMEs

Intrinsic CSR and Competition Doing well amongst European SMEs

Author: Walter Wehrmeyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

This edited book is at the intersection of the discussion on family-owned business, the CSR agenda and company competition in Europe. The authors contribute to the debates on corporate social responsibility by arguing that formal management systems are not the one-size-fits-all solution they are typically presented to be. Exploring alternative interpretations of the profile environmental management activities have in SMEs, the book evaluates the way in which cultural and ethical values are embedded in European SMEs in order to drive and orientate CSR successfully without following the mainstream `systems' approach. It addresses several values of thought within the CSR debate such as intrinsic CSR, the role of virtue ethics and moral theory in corporate culture, environmental sustainability and vision-driven CSR. Focusing on a European perspective, the book heuristically explores an alternative model for the integration of CSR, innovation dynamics and economic success driven by intrinsic values rather than extrinsic post-decision rationalisations.