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Global Business Ethics

Book Description

This comprehensive and practical textbook introduces the key tenets of applied business ethics and equips the reader to understand and resolve ethical dilemmas and moral issues within an international business context.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. PART ONE    The necessity, justification and research into cross-cultural business ethics
    1. 01    Background to ethics
      1. Introduction
      2. Purpose of the book
      3. Moral versus aesthetic values
      4. The necessity for business ethics
      5. Advantages of being ethical
      6. Corporate governance
      7. Goodwill
      8. The Marlow Declaration
      9. ‘Ends justifies the means’ debate
      10. Is ethics a luxury?
      11. Conclusion
      12. Recommended reading
    2. 02    Justification for ethics
      1. Introduction
      2. Ethics is rational
      3. Ethics is profitable
      4. Ethics is mandated by law
      5. Ethics helps companies maintain their relationship with shareholders
      6. Ethics can facilitate opportunities
      7. Ethics is essential for business record keeping
      8. Ethics assists in the management of privacy
      9. Ethics is core to the sustainability of the financial system
      10. Discriminant analysis and decision making
      11. Conclusion
      12. Recommended reading
    3. 03    Cross-cultural issues in business ethics
      1. Introduction
      2. Hofstede’s model
      3. National and environmental factors
      4. Learning from other cultures
      5. Corruption
      6. Conclusion
      7. Recommended reading
    4. 04    Organizational factors in business ethics
      1. Introduction
      2. The organization and ethics
      3. Other organizational issues
      4. Conclusion
      5. Recommended reading
    5. 05    Individual factors in business ethics
      1. Introduction
      2. The individual and ethics
      3. Psychological theories and ethics
      4. Social
      5. Physical factors
      6. Conclusion
      7. Recommended reading
  7. PART TWO    Theoretical issues in business ethics
    1. 06    Theoretical approaches
      1. Introduction
      2. The nature of ethics
      3. Ethical principles and exceptions
      4. Theories of morality
      5. Bases of ethical theories
      6. Excellence
      7. Conclusion
      8. Recommended reading
    2. 07    Legal aspects of ethics
      1. Introduction
      2. Legal or moral?
      3. Commonality between law and ethics
      4. Codes of conduct as law
      5. Conclusion
      6. Recommended reading
  8. PART THREE    Solving problems
    1. 08    Ethical gradualism, culture, quantification and codes
      1. Introduction
      2. Ethical gradualism
      3. Creating an ethical corporate culture
      4. Fostering an ethical culture
      5. Learning strategies
      6. Sensitizing to ethical issues
      7. The importance of a learning strategy for an ethical culture
      8. Syllabus matters
      9. Essential elements of an ethical corporate structure
      10. The importance and principal features of ethical codes
      11. Conclusion
      12. Recommended reading
    2. 09    Investigating ethical breaches
      1. Introduction
      2. Should there be an investigation?
      3. How to resolve an ethical dilemma
      4. Other factors for consideration
      5. Conclusion
      6. Recommended reading
    3. 10    International standards and first principles
      1. Introduction
      2. OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises
      3. OECD principles of corporate governance
      4. First level principles
      5. Other issues relating to principles
      6. Conclusion
      7. Recommended reading
  9. Ethical codes: ready reference guide (glossary of international codes related to ethics)
  10. References
  11. Index
  12. Copyright