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Business ethics & social responsibility

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A Companion to Business Ethics

A Companion to Business Ethics

Author: Robert E. Frederick Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/1999

In a series of articles specifically commissioned for this volume, some of todaya s most distinguished business ethicists survey the main areas of interest and concern in the field of business ethics. Sections of the book cover topics such as the often easy relation between business ethics and capitalism, the link between business ethics and ethical theory, how ethics applies to specific problems in the business world, the connection between business ethics and related academic disciplines, and the practice of business ethics in modern corporations. * Includes extensive, accessible discussion of all of the main areas of interest and debate in business ethics * Features all original contributions by distinguished authors in business ethics * Includes an annotated table of contents, bibliographies of the relevant literature and a list of internet sources of material on business ethics * Perfect, comprehensive book for use in business ethics courses

Cannibals with Forks

Cannibals with Forks

Author: John Elkington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1999

Cannibals with Forks passionately demonstrates how all businesses can and must help society achieve the three inter--linked goals of economic prosperity,environmental protection and social equity, issues which are already at the top of the corporate agenda.

Financial Ethics

Financial Ethics

Author: Andrew M. McCosh Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/1999

Financial Ethics presents an exploration of this relatively new subject. The book will follow two different trails, which eventually are brought together. The first trail is an exploration in Chapters One and Two of the general nature of the finance industry, of the institutions which make it up, of the people in it and the pressures they are under. The first trail also examines the nature of the reward system in the finance industry. The second trail is an examination of the guidance people can obtain from four of the world's great religions on exactly how people ought to behave when engaged in the financial industry. The second part of the book is contained in Chapters Three to Nine. If people propose to advise the financiers to be ethical, it is important to know what is meant by this, and to call upon reliable sources and why they are using the four particular religious sources chosen. The next four chapters extract business and financial commands and one or two important interpretive writings from Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Part Three of the book (Chapters Ten to Thirteen) is a distillation of the concepts from the religions, an application of the concepts to the modern financial world, and a discussion of the various organizational tools which might be used to put them into operation.

Ethics and Empowerment

Ethics and Empowerment

Author: Peter Davies, John Quinn Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/1999

Ethics and Empowerment is a major contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of business in society. People expect more meaning and empowerment at work at a time when competitive pressures are seducing business into taking ethical short-cuts. How is this to be reconciled? Through a thorough examination of the issues of power, control and autonomy addressing such questions as empowerment being a matter of justice, through case-study based examinations of the organisational experiences of empowerment programmes and through looking at the ethics and empowerment debate from the wider perspective of business and social responsibility, this book seeks to make ethics more relevant and accessible to today's business world.

Business Ethics in the Global Market

Business Ethics in the Global Market

Author: Tibor R. Machan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/1999

What special problems arise for managers and employees of companies when they do business in countries and cultures other than their own? The essays in this book identify universal principles of business ethics and spell out minimal legal and ethical absolutes in foreign trade. They examine human rights and analyze the cross-cultural aspects of two sexual harassment cases filed against Mitsubishi in America.

Stewardship Ethics in Debt Management

Stewardship Ethics in Debt Management

Author: Roy Mohon Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1999

As we move forward into the Third Millennium AD the perennial problem of unmanageable debt is still with us. As if to prove the point, in late November 1997, the Tokuyo City Bank in Japan closed down its business, reminding the world that default still stalks families, institutions and governments. It seems that little has been achieved in handling debt since 1216 when the Magna Carta limited the actions of bailiffs against debtors willing and able to make payment. Current literature about consumer credit, business finance and mortgages reveals the urgent need to tackle the ethics of borrowing and lending on some commonly understood and acceptable basis. In this book, the stewardship concept familiar in accounting, corporate governance, environmental strategy and Christian social ethics is analyzed to provide a framework. The book demonstrates that analysis of the concept of stewardship provides a set of resource-related social values which shed light upon ethical issues in debt management and enable the construction of a decision support model to secure improvements in debt management practice.

A Better Way to Think About Business

A Better Way to Think About Business

Author: Professor Robert C. Solomon Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/06/1999

Is business ethics a contradiction in terms? Absolutely not, says Robert Solomon. In fact, he maintains that sound ethics is a necessary precondition of any long-term business enterprise, and that excellence in business must exist on the foundation of values that most of us hold dear. Drawing on twenty years of experience consulting with major corporations on ethics, Solomon clarifies the difficult ethical choices all people in business are faced with from time to time. He takes an Aristotelian approach to ethical questions, reminding readers that a corporation-like an individual-is embedded in a community, and that corporate values such as fairness and honesty are meaningless until transformed into action. Values-coupled with action-become virtues, and virtues make possible any good business corporate relationship. Without a base of shared values, trust and mutual benefits, today's national and international business world will fall apart. In keeping with his conviction that virtue and profit must thrive together, Solomon both examines the ways in which deficient values actually destroy businesses, and debunks the pervasive myths that encourage unethical business practices. Complete with a working catalog of virtues designed to illustrate the importance of integrity in any business situation, this compelling handbook contains a goldmine of wisdom for either the small business manager or the corporate executive struggling with ethical issues.

The Ethics of the Professions

The Ethics of the Professions

Author: Ioanna Kucuradi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/1999

Professional Ethics have become fashionable during the past two decades. This proliferation of various professional ethics bears witness to a need to introduce ethical concerns in the exercise of various professions. In order to answer this need, each profession attempts to develop its own code of ethics . In this respect, questions such as the following arise: Are the various ethical problems faced during the exercise of a profession different in kind from those ethical problems faced in everyday life? Or, are they ethical problems of the same kind, requiring in addition knowledge of the specific area of human endeavour in order to tackle them? The book deals with these and similar questions and points to the need for a different approach to professional ethics.

International Business Ethics

International Business Ethics

Author: Georges Enderle Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/1999

The dramatic increase of international business since the 1980s has been a highly complex and rather opaque process, despite the rhetoric both of globalization and the triumphant advance of capitalism. Enormous ethical challenges have come to the fore, which need thoughtful and courageous practical initiatives as well as academic expertise. International Business Ethics: Challenges and Approaches, edited by Georges Enderle, is a pioneer in this widely uncharted field of international business ethics. This volume includes the work of 39 contributors, half of them from non-Western countries, first presented at the First World Congress of Business, Economics, and Ethics hosted by Reitaku University and the Institute of Moralogy in Japan. Together, their outstanding articles paint an extraordinarily rich and fascinating multidisciplinary picture of international business ethics as it evolves, and delineate the contours of how international business ethics may develop at the turn of the millennium. Challenges addressed are: the need for a differentiated economic analysis beyond simple profit maximization; the active participation of the world's religions in coping with global issues; information technology in different culture; the roles and responsibilities of transnational corporations; the demand for a new generation of business leaders; and the prospect of East Asia as a major economic region that will considerably shape the next century. International Business Ethics is for scholars of business, economics, political science, ethics, and international studies, as well as for anyone interested in the growing field of international business ethics.

Voluntary Initiatives

Voluntary Initiatives

Author: Robert B. Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1999

For many industrial interests and governments in Canada and elsewhere, voluntary initiatives are the hot new way to win greener corporate behaviour. Such initiatives, the proponents say, are more efficient than the conventional regulatory approach and will bring significant environmental improvements while reducing corporate and government costs. Veteran environmentalist are suspicious. They see more interest in cost cutting than in environmental responsibility and anticipate a de-regulatory retreat back to the bad old days of backroom deals and reliance on corporate good will. There is also a third possibility. Voluntary initiatives could play a role in a new politics of corporate greening that embraces voluntarism but integrates this with full use of regulatory tools, public scrutiny, and other means of forcing and facilitating environmental improvements in the private sector. In Voluntary Initiatives, some of Canada's foremost experts and practitioners examine the experience of such initiatives so far, debate the promises and pitfalls, and consider implications for the future politics of corporate greening. In so doing they also begin to shed light on alternative models for political action.

International Business Ethics

International Business Ethics

Author: Georges Enderle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/1999

The dramatic increase of international business since the 1980s has been a highly complex and rather opaque process, despite the rhetoric both of globalization and the triumphant advance of capitalism. Enormous ethical challenges have come to the fore, which need thoughtful and courageous practical initiatives as well as academic expertise. International Business Ethics: Challenges and Approaches, edited by Georges Enderle, is a pioneer in this widely uncharted field of international business ethics. This volume includes the work of 39 contributors, half of them from non-Western countries, first presented at the First World Congress of Business, Economics, and Ethics hosted by Reitaku University and the Institute of Moralogy in Japan. Together, their outstanding articles paint an extraordinarily rich and fascinating multidisciplinary picture of international business ethics as it evolves, and delineate the contours of how international business ethics may develop at the turn of the millennium. Challenges addressed are: the need for a differentiated economic analysis beyond simple profit maximization; the active participation of the world's religions in coping with global issues; information technology in different culture; the roles and responsibilities of transnational corporations; the demand for a new generation of business leaders; and the prospect of East Asia as a major economic region that will considerably shape the next century. International Business Ethics is for scholars of business, economics, political science, ethics, and international studies, as well as for anyone interested in the growing field of international business ethics.

Impact of Religion on Business Ethics in Europe and the Muslim World

Impact of Religion on Business Ethics in Europe and the Muslim World

Author: Ingmar Wienen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1999

This research project assesses the extent to which religion influences standards and behaviour in business, by comparing Islamic banking to co-operative banking as carried out by both Christians and Muslims. The study argues that Islamic banks are particular in the kind of products they offer, namely the Islamic financial instruments. On the other hand, it is the organisation which is key to co-operative banks. An empirical investigation of over 100 banks has revealed that Islamic banks are conventional banks with a product range modified according to Islamic religious law. Co-operative banks operate so as 'to help the poor', an objective in line with both Islamic and Christian ethics. The book demonstrates that Muslims and Christians can work together to foster development and to overcome poverty by referring to common ethical standards in business.