Events such as Trafigura's illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire and BP's environmentally disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have highlighted ethical issues in international business at a time when business leaders, academics and business schools were reflecting on their own responsibilities following the global financial crisis. The scope and scale of the global operations of multinational businesses means that decisions taken in different parts of the world have far reaching consequences beyond the national settings where employees are located or where firms are registered and as such, an awareness of these responsibilities needs to be integrated into all levels and al...
In a series of articles specifically commissioned for this volume, some of today'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
It is no longer possible for modern companies to ignore the ethical or social implications of their business practice. Controversy surrounding such issues as the environment, rewards to senior managers and international labour standards have made business ethics front page news, as well as helping it emerge as a fully fledged part of the business and management landscape. This set brings together a cross section of material from both philosophy and business journals. It includes: what is business ethics and how has it developed; are ethics compatible with the free market?; international business ethics; and case studies.
“The truth can wait, for it lives a long life” (Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, 1788-1860) The philosopher Schopenhauer believed in the eventual triumph of truth, despite the disappointments engendered by his indifferent contemporaries. Two centuries later, we live in a time of accelerated changes, and we do not have the long life to wait for the truth. Activist business ethics, business ethics with a more activist militant approach, is needed in order to remedy the wrongdoing committed to the stakeholders and minority shareholders. This will be achieved by cooperation between ethical businessmen and businesswomen, activist academics and associations of stakeholders and minority...
"Business Ethics addresses students and those engaged in business to help them understand their work as an integral form of human development as well as an authentic Christian vocation. Ultimately, Gene Ahner shows us that if business is not ethical, it is not good business."--BOOK JACKET.
Business Ethics Is Nothing But The Application Of Ethics In Business. It Is The Application Of General Ethical Rules To Business Behavior. Business Ethics Concentrate On Moral Standards As They Are Applied To Business Policies, Institutions And Behaviour. It Is A Specialized Study Of Moral Rights Or Wrongs. It Is A Systematic Study Of Ethical Matters Pertaining To Business Industry Or Related Activities.In Any Organization From Top Executive To Bottom-Line Employees, Ethics Is Considered As Every Body Business. It Is Not Just Only Achieving High Level Of Economic Performance But Also To Conduct One Of Business S Most Important Social Challenges, Ethically At The Same Time.Ethics In Business And Management Is Gaining Momentum Day By Day.The Main Aim Of This Book Is To: * Impart Knowledge, Analytical Skills And Develop Mindsets Of Managers To Apply Ethical Concepts In Business. * Introduce Various Ethical Concepts In Practical Application. * Create Awareness About Moral Values, Corporate Social Responsibility. * Develop The Abilities To Resolve Ethical Dilemmas. * Inculcate High Level Of Integrity. * Introduce New Ethical Aspects In 21St Century.
An important guide for senior management on structuring an organization to promote ethical behavior and enhance performance Designed for senior leaders of organizations–boards of directors; C-level executives; trustees; managing partners; government officials; and anyone tasked with a duty–Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach provides readers with an understanding of the human elements that drive ethical and unethical behavior and how to recognize indicators–both bad and good–of an organization's ethical make-up. Topics featured include: what drives individual decision making; how groups and environments influence decision making; the role of leadership; and much more.
BUSINESS ETHICS, Eighth Edition guides you through the process of thinking deeply about important moral issues that frequently arise in business situations, and also helps you develop the reasoning and analytical skills to resolve those issues if and when you might face them. Combining insightful and accessible textbook chapters by the author with cases that highlight the real-world importance of key ethical concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, flexible, and pedagogically proven course of study that explores the intersections of commerce and ethics. Shaw’s uniquely thorough and practical guide brings clarity to such critical topics as the nature of morality, individual integrity and responsibility, economic justice, concepts of capitalism, and the role of corporations in our society (including their responsibilities to consumers and to the environment), and real-life moral issues that arise in the workplace. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.