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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!

Profit Maximization

Profit Maximization

Author: Patrick Primeaux, John A. Stieber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1995

Primeaux and Stieber clearly articulate that good ethics maximize profits. The authors show that in the long run business must operate within the value systems of a society. Those businesses that choose otherwise are bound to fail. This book is for graduate students as well as managers. Together, Primeaux and Stieber have collaborated on several articles for The Journal of Business Ethics, and have contributed a feature article to the forthcoming Blackwell's Dictionary of Business Ethics. 'A book for managers who must understand the complexities of profit maximization. Writing in a straightforward, engaging style, Primeaux and Stieber throw new light on the mysteries of profit maximization.' -John W. Slocum, Jr., Past President, American Academy of Management. 'A very helpful perspective on which to base an ethics program for any business.' -Steve Van, President, Redstone Hotels, Inc.

Development Ethics

Development Ethics

Author: Denis (University of Notre Dame USA) Goulet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1995

A pioneering work by one of the pioneers in development ethics, who has long been at the leading edge of development in linking the worlds of thought and action. This new field of study has emerged from a heightened awareness of social issues and values in development and a recognition of the need for application of something more than normal ethics in this important realm of human endeavor. After setting forth the contours of this new discipline, the author formulates general principles underlying ethical strategies in development and discusses their application in such topics as technology for development, ecology and ethics, culture and tradition, and the ethics of aid. Written for scholars, students, and practitioners of development: national and international policy-makers, program planners, project managers, field workers, and those local communities of need, the presumed beneficiaries of development.

Business as a Humanity

Business as a Humanity

Author: Thomas J. Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/1994

This latest volume in the acclaimed Ruffin Series in Business Ethics brings together the contributions to the annual Ruffin Lecture series, in which some of the leading scholars in business ethics addressed the question: Can business, and business education, be considered one of the humanities, or is it in a class by itself? At a time when business is coming under attack for its apparent transgressions, this book iluminates the special values that inhere in the business world. Arguing all sides of the issue, the distinguished contributors include Richard DeGeorge, Ronald Green, Thomas Dunfee, Robert Solomon, Edwin Hartman, Peter French, Patricia Werhane, Clarence Walton, W. Michael Hoffman, David Fedo, Kenneth Andrews, Joanne Ciulla, Manuel Velasquez, and George Brenkert. The editors contribute an informative Introduction and an Epilogue to set the debate in its proper context.

Ethics in the Business World

Ethics in the Business World

Author: Paul F. Hodapp Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1994

This text gives business students a sense that problems of business policy can be resolved, in part, by ideas from philosophy, social theory, and law. It enables students to view ethical principles as a response to an evolving set of problems related to harmonizing values in a pluralistic society.

A New World of Business

A New World of Business

Author: Professor Robert C. Solomon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/1994

A New World of Business

A New World of Business

Author: Professor Robert C. Solomon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/1994

...user-friendly guide to ethical conduct in business... --Kirkus Reviews

Japanese Etiquette & Ethics In Business

Japanese Etiquette & Ethics In Business

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1994

Since its original publication, Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business, the pioneering work on the subject, has become the standard guide for Westerners doing business with the Japanese--either here or abroad. Boye Lafayette De Mente, who has been living and working in Japan for more than twenty-five years, examines those characteristics that epitomize the Japanese character and business personality. De Mente explains how concepts from daily life extend to dealings in business and how loyalty to the family and nation applies to professional relationships as well. Throughout this book De Mente offers you invaluable advice for doing business with the Japanese. He compares the Japanese and Western approaches to business, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each. This is the one book on Japanese business structure and practices that offers explanations for what may seem like confusing and contradictory behavior to you. As part of a rationale for Japan's economic achievements, De Mente has formulated Japan's Five Commandments for Success, which he presents here for the first time. No other book is as informative about the cultural factors that shape business practices in Japan. The insights that De Mente has gathered as the results of his long experience in Japan are presented on every page. No one who goes East with the intention of doing business with the Japanese should do so without first consulting Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business. I am delighted to see this revised and expanded edition of a book that has become something of a classic over the decades. Boye De Mente's long experience in Japan . . . has given him a keen insight into the cultural factors that shaped and still control management practices in Japan. --Yasutaka Sai, Vice President, International Japan Management Association This book is 'must' reading for anyone with even a marginal interest in Japan and Japanese business. --William K. Nickoson, President, Asia Dynamics (Japan) Ltd. Until foreign businesspeople fully understand and learn how to cope with the cultural factors underlying Japanese society, particularly such elements as discrimination and egotism, they will not be able to understand or work effectively with the Japanese. Boye De Mente's Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business provides the basis for this understanding, along with practical advice on bridging cultural differences. --John Artise, Vice President, Drake Beam Morin, Inc.

Corporations, Crime and Accountability

Corporations, Crime and Accountability

Author: Brent Fisse, John Braithwaite Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/1994

In modern society corporate activities frequently result in serious harm, whether to the environment, to victims of industrial accidents, or to persons who suffer loss from fraudulent operations. In such cases who should be held responsible, the corporation or individual employees? This book explains why accountability is rarely imposed under the present law, and proposes solutions which would help to extend responsibility to a wide range of actors. The authors develop an Accountability Model under which the courts and corporations work together to achieve accountability across a broad front.

Corporations, Crime and Accountability

Corporations, Crime and Accountability

Author: Brent Fisse, John Braithwaite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/1994

In modern society corporate activities frequently result in serious harm, whether to the environment, to victims of industrial accidents, or to persons who suffer loss from fraudulent operations. In such cases who should be held responsible, the corporation or individual employees? This book explains why accountability is rarely imposed under the present law, and proposes solutions which would help to extend responsibility to a wide range of actors. The authors develop an Accountability Model under which the courts and corporations work together to achieve accountability across a broad front.

Multinational Corporations and the Impact of Public Advocacy on Corporate Strategy

Multinational Corporations and the Impact of Public Advocacy on Corporate Strategy

Author: S. Prakash Sethi Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/1994

Multinational Corporations and the Impact of Public Advocacy on Corporate Strategy: Nestle and the Infant Formula Controversy presents an in-depth analysis of the infant formula controversy and the resulting international boycott of Nestle products launched by various social activist groups and church organizations. The actions of those groups culminated in the passage of the first international marketing code under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Based on exhaustive and unique research, the book details the Nestle case and uses it to analyze a number of other major issues bearing on contemporary business strategy and operations in the national and international arena. Issues addressed include: The rising phenomenon of social activism and its affect on public opinion and public policy; The changing role of churches and other religious groups and their impact on corporate strategy and behavior; The emergence of UN affiliated international bodies, as both arbiters and regulators of market conduct of multinational corporations; The changing dynamics between multinational corporations and host countries; The factors which determine a company's behavior and its ability to adapt to changing societal expectations. GBP/LISTGBP Multinational Corporations and the Impact of Public Advocacy on Corporate Strategy: Nestle and the Infant Formula Controversy presents a microcosm of business society conflicts being played out in all parts of the world. This scholarly book will be of great interest to academics in the areas of management, business ethics, social conflict, and international regulation. It will also appeal to a broad corporate and government audience and to anyone interested in contemporary world affairs and the increasing globalization of socio-economic conflicts.

Emerging Global Business Ethics

Emerging Global Business Ethics

Author: W. Michael Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/1993

Hoffman explores worldwide developments in the field of business ethics. The book is unique in that it not only discusses ethical issues faced by transnational corporations, but it also addresses the possibilities for international cooperation after the cold war, as well as regional business ethics issues from around the world. Included in the volume are discussions of business ethics in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Pacific Rim, and North and South America. A variety of issues and cases are contained in the volume including: the BCCI scandal, the IBM-Fujitsu case, intellectual property rights, transnational codes of ethics and theoretical and empirical studies about the moral responsibilities of transnationals, ethics and international law, ethics and development, and business ethics and cultural differences. The work begins with a brief introduction that summarizes major themes contained in the book. The essays are collected in five sections. Section one contains cases and issues that are unique to regions and nations worldwide. Section two focuses on cases involving ethics and international law. These first two sections include a number of regional studies including ones from Brazil, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Hong Kong, and case studies including the BCCI scandal and the IBM-Fujitsu case. Section three features analyses of ethical issues faced by transnational corporations, for example, their relationship to host nations, their social responsibilities, and ethics programs within transnationals. Section four contains a summary and a debate about the development of transnational codes of business conduct including a discussion of efforts being sponsored by the United Nations. Finally, section five looks into the ethical problems that arise during economic development. Included here are contributions that raise questions about ethics and emerging financial markets, land-use, and the role of multinational corporations. This volume of essays will be an important resource for courses in business ethics, and international law, as well as a useful addition to business, academic, and public libraries.

An Introduction to Business Ethics

An Introduction to Business Ethics

Author: George Chryssides, John H. Kaler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/1993

An Introduction to Business Ethics explores the issues of individual and corporate responsibility in business, and integrates many contemporary and classic readings with the text. The book has a cross-cultural approach and case studies are used throughout.