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Business ethics & social responsibility

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Ethics Management

Ethics Management

Author: S. P. (KPMG Integrity Consulting) Kaptein Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1998

Why is ethics important to organizations? What are the characteristics of an ethical organization? How can we audit the ethics of an organization? What measures and activities stimulate the ethical development of organizations? This book addresses these questions. It is easier to say that ethics is necessary than to tell how to organize ethics. This book provides a fundamental and coherent vision on how ethics can be organized in a focused way. This study examines the assumptions for organizing ethics, the pitfalls and phases of such a process, the parts of an ethics audit and the great variety of measures. The methods and insights illustrated in this book are based partially on practical research. One of these methods, the Ethics Thermometer, was based on more than 150 interviews at various organizations. The Ethics Thermometer has been applied in a great variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations in order to measure an organization's perceived context, conduct and consequences. This book will be important to scholars in the field of business ethics, as well as to managers and practitioners. For scholars, this study provides general knowledge about auditing and developing the ethics of an organization. A summary is given of the criteria by which the ethical content of an organization can be measured. For managers and practitioners, this study provides concrete suggestions for safeguarding and improving ethics within their organizations.

Innerbetriebliche Reformen in Nonprofit-Organisationen

Innerbetriebliche Reformen in Nonprofit-Organisationen

Author: Stefan Nahrlich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/1998

Ethics Management

Ethics Management

Author: S. P. (KPMG Integrity Consulting) Kaptein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1998

Why is ethics important to organizations? What are the characteristics of an ethical organization? How can we audit the ethics of an organization? What measures and activities stimulate the ethical development of organizations? This book addresses these questions. It is easier to say that ethics is necessary than to tell how to organize ethics. This book provides a fundamental and coherent vision on how ethics can be organized in a focused way. This study examines the assumptions for organizing ethics, the pitfalls and phases of such a process, the parts of an ethics audit and the great variety of measures. The methods and insights illustrated in this book are based partially on practical research. One of these methods, the Ethics Thermometer, was based on more than 150 interviews at various organizations. The Ethics Thermometer has been applied in a great variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations in order to measure an organization's perceived context, conduct and consequences. This book will be important to scholars in the field of business ethics, as well as to managers and practitioners. For scholars, this study provides general knowledge about auditing and developing the ethics of an organization. A summary is given of the criteria by which the ethical content of an organization can be measured. For managers and practitioners, this study provides concrete suggestions for safeguarding and improving ethics within their organizations.

You Want Me to Do What

You Want Me to Do What

Author: Nan DeMars Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/1998

This book will transform your business. Every manager, every assistant, every secretary, every human-resource director and headhunter MUST read it . -- Harvey MacKay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten AliveToday's administrative assistants and other office professionals have more responsibility. than ever -- and with it comes a whole new host of ethical dilemmas. In the first book of its kind to address office support staff rather than management, business ethics expert Nan DeMars documents 100 provocative examples of complex office situations -- and offers thoughtful, practical solutions to each scenario. From how one should react to an office romance to what an assistant should do if asked to cover up a superior's error or lie on an expense report, this invaluable guide provides realistic advice that will help office professionals feel empowered while improving the ethical climate of their office -- and keep their jobs while they do it. Ethics are for everyone, not just a few. Nan's commonsense guidelines in this groundbreaking book will make the work-place a source of national pride and national regeneration . -- Gloria Steinem

The Ethics of Bankruptcy

The Ethics of Bankruptcy

Author: Jukka Kilpi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/1998

The fundamental ethical problem in bankruptcy is that insolvents have promised to pay their debts but can not keep their promise. The Ethics of Bankruptcy examines the morality of bankruptcy. The author compares and contrasts the Humean doctrine of promises as useful conventions with the Kantian view of autonomous agency constituting promissory obligations; he explores ethical concerns raised by forgiveness, utilitarianism and distributive justice and the moral aspects of insolvents' contractual, fiduciary, tortious and criminal liability. Finally, the author assesses recent bankruptcy law reforms. Bankruptcies severly hurt creditors and society. For the insolvents and their families the experience is painful and stigmatising, yet philosophers have paid little attention to the moral aspects of this violent social phenomenon. The Ethics of Bankruptcy is the first comprehensive study that employs the tools of ethics to examine the controversies surrounding insolvency, which makes valuable and sometimes controversial reading in a decade recovering from the Recession.

It's Good Business

It's Good Business

Author: Professor Robert C. Solomon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/1997

Tackling the most pressing challenges the global world of business will provide in the next millennium, internationally recognized philosopher Robert C. Solomon takes a hard look at the responsibilities and concerns of corporations, employees, and consumers. Solomon considers the demands of balancing profit making with social responsibility, the pressures of addressing sexual harassment and affirmative action in the workplace, and strategies for working within and creating a variety of corporate cultures. Solomon persuasively argues that success does not have to come at the price of integrity. Good ethics, he concludes, is good business. Extensive case studies, questionnaires, and problem-solving exercises make this an essential guide for navigating the sometimes treacherous terrain of ethical decision-making in a highly competitive environment.

International Business and Society

International Business and Society

Author: Steven Wartick, Donna J. Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/1997

The book takes knowledge and understanding developed within uni--societal studies of business and society and extends the frame of reference to the international arena.

Women, Ethics and the Workplace

Women, Ethics and the Workplace

Author: Camille E. Atkinson, Candice Fredrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/1997

As women are entering the workforce in record numbers, there is an urgent need to address the specific ethical problems that working women face. Providing a conceptual framework from which practical issues can be addressed, the authors focus on sexual harassment, comparable worth, leadership, advertising, and working-class women. Theoretical concepts, applied cases, personal narratives, statistical data and charts are all included in this wide ranging treatment of ethics and working women. This is not merely a summary of others' work; it is a book that will frame debates on gender, ethics, business, and economics and serve as an exemplar for the critical treatment of basic human concerns.

Women, Ethics and the Workplace

Women, Ethics and the Workplace

Author: Camille E. Atkinson, Candice Fredrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/1997

As women are entering the workforce in record numbers, there is an urgent need to address the specific ethical problems that working women face. Providing a conceptual framework from which practical issues can be addressed, the authors focus on sexual harassment, comparable worth, leadership, advertising, and working-class women. Theoretical concepts, applied cases, personal narratives, statistical data and charts are all included in this wide ranging treatment of ethics and working women. This is not merely a summary of others' work; it is a book that will frame debates on gender, ethics, business, and economics and serve as an exemplar for the critical treatment of basic human concerns.

Hard Like Water

Hard Like Water

Author: Vincent Di Norcia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1997

Hard Like Water represents a uniquely Canadian, and international, perspective in a field largely dominated by US writers. The book is designed to show how ethical and social values are operative in business, both in North America and internationally. It is written in a simple easy-to-read style, and eschews technical jargon. The book is designed to help both students and business people to understand how ethics can help solve business problems. While critical of morally unacceptable business practices, Hard Like Water accepts that good business practices are ethically legitimate. To help show this a core ethic is introduced, that helps the student to link a few, familiar core values : care for life; welfare; honest communication; and civil rights. These values are supplemented by five performance maxims: do not harm; solve the problem; enable informed choice; act, learn, improve; and seek the common good. These maxims are only guidelines - there is no rule book for good conduct, for performance is complex and dynamic. Hard Like Water shows the extent to which ethical values penetrate into business. To this end each chapter moves from old tales about amorel or unethical business practice to new tales about ethical values in business. Old Tales are illustrated by examples such as the fall of the Barings Bank, breast implants, the tobacco industry, the Westray mine, Shell Oil in Nigeria, etc. New Tales are illustrated by companies that integrate ethical and business values, firms such as Falconbridge, Hewlett-Packard, The Body Shop, and many more.

From the Universities to the Marketplace: The Business Ethics Journey

From the Universities to the Marketplace: The Business Ethics Journey

Author: Marilyn Fleckenstein Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/1997

From the Universities to the Marketplace: The Business Ethics Journey arose from the awareness of the slow progression of academic theory into market practice. The contributions in this volume reflect a diversity of disciplines and approaches to research, study and teaching business ethics, such as philosophy, accounting, theology, marketing, management and finance. The contributors represent a wide variety of professional and geographical backgrounds, creating a fruitful discussion of a large number of issues related to implementation and measurement of business ethics, and feedback from all parties involved.

Greening the Boardroom

Greening the Boardroom

Author: Grant Ledgerwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/1997

On a world scale, the implicit deal between corporation and community is undergoing a revolution in the period 1990-2000. For the first time, corporate boardrooms are having to confront the environmental challenge not as a peripheral issue around public relations , but as a core issue of credibility with its customers. As trust in big business has declined, consumer willingness to alter buying behaviour to register disapproval has accelerated. As a result, boardrooms in the largest companies are having to redraw their strategic procedures regarding the environment. This book aims to advance the general understanding of corporate environmental governance as an issue capable of separate and detailed analysis. It aims to provide not an overview, but a series of test cores into the generally unexamined issues surrounding the changing ethos of corporate action and environmental investment. To date, the business and environment strategic conversation has reached only a minute proportion of a global audience. Over the next twenty years, this dialogue will transform business into the 21st century. Moreover, it will become internalised into a way of working within Corporate Culture. Greening the Boardroom explores through case studies and surveys some of the changes in this process, in Europe as well as in Asia and North America. Suitable for readers in general management, business, government and academia, this book is an important contribution to the corporate environmental debate by the author of The Environmental Audit and Business Strategy: A Total Quality Approach.