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Business ethics & social responsibility

See below for a selection of the latest books from Business ethics & social responsibility category. Presented with a red border are the Business ethics & social responsibility books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Business ethics & social responsibility books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

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.

Management Ethics

Management Ethics

Author: John A. Petrick, John F. Quinn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/1997

This book provides the theoretical rationale, conceptual framework and practical tools necessary for building and sustaining managerial and organizational integrity over time. Individual chapters are devoted to ethical planning, leadership and control. Also included are 28 mini-cases relate to various functional areas of management including finance, marketing, human resource management, law, technology, operations, public policy and the environment.

Management Ethics

Management Ethics

Author: John A. Petrick, John F. Quinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/1997

This book provides the theoretical rationale, conceptual framework and practical tools necessary for building and sustaining managerial and organizational integrity over time. Individual chapters are devoted to ethical planning, leadership and control. Also included are 28 mini-cases relate to various functional areas of management including finance, marketing, human resource management, law, technology, operations, public policy and the environment.

Ethics in Organisations

Ethics in Organisations

Author: David J. Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/1997

The question of ethics in business has become a major concern for many organizations in recent years. In this text, David Murray takes a practical approach to the subject, and manages to avoid a theoretical stance. The book shows how managers can approach the ethical dilemmas they face in a complex world. It covers both top-level policy and strategic decision-making, and also the day to day concerns of people throughout a company, and demonstrates how everyone can make a real difference within an organization to improve its ethical position.

Profit in Der Nonprofit-Organisation

Profit in Der Nonprofit-Organisation

Author: Marion Schulze Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/1997

Current Issues in Business Ethics

Current Issues in Business Ethics

Author: Peter W.F. Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/1997

Current Issues in Business Ethics analyzes the questions which underlie business activities, arguing that the prime object for a legitimate business must be sustainability. It also looks at the issues between individuals and business and asks whether businesses can support their employees as an alternative to family and church. Finally it assesses the impact of most recent trends in business looking at: * the activities of multinational companies * the changing gender balance * privatization * the loss of power of the trade unions.

Current Issues in Business Ethics

Current Issues in Business Ethics

Author: Peter W.F. Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/1997

Current Issues in Business Ethics analyzes the questions which underlie business activities, arguing that the prime object for a legitimate business must be sustainability. It also looks at the issues between individuals and business and asks whether businesses can support their employees as an alternative to family and church. Finally it assesses the impact of most recent trends in business looking at: * the activities of multinational companies * the changing gender balance * privatization * the loss of power of the trade unions.

Human Action in Business

Human Action in Business

Author: Wojciech W. Gasparski Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/1996

Praxiology deals with working and doing from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of modes of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommendations for increasing human efficiency. This fifth volume of the Praxiology series is devoted to Human Action in Business: Praxiological and Ethical Dimensions. The adjective praxiological here means not only related to praxiology as human theory, but also assessed against the dimensions of effectiveness and efficiency. Adding also the ethical dimension, one defines the universe of the discourse about conduct characteristic of business, the economy, and management. Topics in business and management philosophy and theory are discussed by eminent contributors from different corners of the world: P. Ulrich (Switzerland); M. Bohata (Czech Republic); S. K. Chakreborty (India); J. Donaldson, H.E. Sternberg, and P. Graham (U.K.); H. van Lujik and H. Hummels (The Netherlands); O. Loukola (Finland); Y. Pesqueux and I. Tovey (France); T.A. Mathias (India); W. W. Gasparski, A. Lewicka-Strzalecka and J. Sojka (Poland); M. Tamari (Israel); R. E. Freeman, R. G. Kennedy, S. Natale, J. A. Matel, N. Bowie, D. McCann, L. V. Ryan, P. Werhane, and K. Goodpaster (United States). Selected speeches by Pope John Paul II addressed to managers, businessmen, and general audiences involved in the economy are also included in this volume. In Volume 5, invited specialists examine the praxiological and ethical aspects of human action under the rubric of the Triple E : Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Ethics. The volume opens with contributions reflecting on the praxiological and ethical foundations for business followed by sections discussing human action from the perspectives of religious beliefs and cultural diversity. Another section illustrates the application of these principles to business. The concluding chapters examine praxiology and ethics as the moral agenda for professional education. The volume is a must read for economists, businesspeople, social scientists, and policymakers.

Ethical Universals in International Business

Ethical Universals in International Business

Author: F. Neil Brady Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/1996

Increased understanding in international business grows both from an awareness of cultural differences as well as from an appreciation of underlying shared values across cultures. This volume focuses on the latter. It assembles the best thinking of scholars from around the world in an attempt to clarify and deepen our understanding of these ethical universals. Scholars from Germany, England, Canada, Japan, China, and the United States have contributed to this volume. They also represent diverse disciplines: economics, philosophy, business ethics, history, religion, education, and political theory. Nevertheless, they unite in their conviction that the most important values and principles in international business do no vary with geography.