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Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities

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While skeptics once saw the concept of business ethics as an oxymoron, modern businesses are proving them wrong. Success depends not only on educating young professionals about ethical practices, but on the implementation of these practices in all aspects of a company. The Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities explores the fundamental concepts that keep companies successful in the era of globalization and the Internet. Investigating the implementation of best practices and how ethics can be taught to the next generation of business experts, this handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, business managers, or anyone interested in the increasingly interdisciplinary field of business ethics and its applications in the world today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE HANDBOOK
    2. REFERENCES
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Foundational Issues: Theoretical Issues and Models
    1. Chapter 1: Can Management Have Multi-Fiduciary Stakeholder Obligations?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AVOIDING THE STAKEHOLDER PARADOX
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Business Ethics in the Information Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE TRANSFORMATIVE NATURE OF E-BUSINESS
      5. STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS IN CYBERSPACE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Game-Theoretic Insights Concerning Key Business Ethics Issues Occurring in Emerging Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BUSINESS ETHICS
      4. FOUR KEY ISSUES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INSIGHTS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Exploring Ethics in Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRODUCT INNOVATION: PROCESSED FOOD
      5. ARGUMENTS SUPPORTING THE INNOVATION
      6. ARGUMENTS REFUTING THE INNOVATION
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 5: Business Ethics, Strategy, and Organizational Integrity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FROM ETHICS TO INTEGRITY: PAINE’S CONCEPT OF STRATEGY “ETHICAL INTEGRITY”
      4. FROM STRATEGY TO INTEGRITY: MICHAEL JENSEN’S ECONOMIC CONCEPT OF INTEGRITY
      5. THE ETHICAL VIEW CONTRA THE ECONOMIC VIEW OF INTEGRITY: A VIRTUE OR A WORKABILITY CONCEPT OF INTEGRITY
      6. CONCLUSION: TOWARDS INTEGRITY AS GOOD CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Entrepreneurial Ethical Decision Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR
      4. ORGANISATION AND THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. LIMITATIONS OF ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Bridging the Foundational Gap between Theory and Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
      4. BUSINESS ETHICS
      5. BUSINESS (CORPORATE) LAW
      6. THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS ETHICS AND LAW IN THE UNITED STATES
      7. RECOMMENDATION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX
  8. Section 2: Business Ethics Education: Integrating Ethics into the Business Curriculum
    1. Chapter 8: Ethics for Students Means Knowing and Experiencing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TEACHING ETHICS
      4. OUR TEACHING EXPERIENCE
      5. FROM CLASSROOM TO REALITY
      6. KEYS FOR EFFECTIVE ETHICS INSTRUCTION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 9: Identifying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Curricula of Leading U.S. Executive MBA Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THIS CHAPTER
      5. RESEARCH DESIGN
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Globally Responsible Management Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ‘DOING GOOD’ ETHICAL CHALLENGE OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
      4. RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
      5. PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES OF THE PRME
      6. MEANINGS AND VALUES OF PRME
      7. ADOPTION AND RECOGNITION OF PRME
      8. THE PRINCIPLED AND PRACTICAL CONTEXTS FOR PRME
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Techniques for Preparing Business Students to Contribute to Ethical Organizational Cultures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES AND CHARACTER
      4. ELEMENTS OF A CULTURE OF CHARACTER
      5. BUILDING A CULTURE OF CHARACTER
      6. ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE LEARNING CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS ETHICS
      7. STIMULATING ACTIVE LEARNING IN BUSINESS ETHICS COURSES
      8. DEBRIEFING THE EXPERIENCE
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 12: Voicing Possibilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GLOBALISATION AND ETHICS
      4. GLOBALISATION AND THE NORMATIVE-DESCRIPTIVE DIVIDE IN ETHICS
      5. PERFORMATIVITY AND ETHICS
      6. “GIVING VOICE TO VALUES”: A PERFORMATIVE APPROACH TO ETHICS
      7. THE MANY LEVELS OF PERSONAL AND SOCIAL EXISTENCE
      8. VALUES AND GLOBALISATION
      9. THE MULTILEVEL POWER OF EACH VOICE
      10. THE CASE STUDIES
      11. VOICING VALUES AT MULTIPLE LEVELS
      12. SOME GUIDING PRINCIPLES
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Mainstreaming Corporate Social Responsibility at the Core of the Business School Curriculum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAKING THE CASE FOR CSR INTEGRATION
      4. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CSR MAINSTREAMING
      5. THE PRME AS AN IMPORTANT CHANGE CATALYST
      6. PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF CSR MAINSTREAMING: THE OLAYAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (OSB) AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT (AUB), LEBANON
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 3: Business Ethics at Work: Understanding and Implementing Ethics in the Business World
    1. Chapter 14: The Starbucks Culture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ONE COMPANY, SO MANY DIFFERENCES
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      6. APPENDIX: QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Leading Ethically in a Culturally Diverse Global Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 16: Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUSTAINABILITY THROUGHOUT HISTORY
      4. SUSTAINABILITY AS A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
      5. A FRAMEWORK FOR INTERPRETING THE VALUE OF SUSTAINABILITY
      6. SUSTAINABILITY-DRIVEN INNOVATION
      7. THE PATAGONIA CASE
      8. TOWARDS A NEW CAPITALIST MODEL
      9. SHARED VALUE
      10. MEASURING SHARED VALUE
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 17: Ethical Healthiness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS
      4. EXPLICIT CONSIDERATION OF ETHICS AND ETHICAL LEARNING
      5. THE ETHICAL HEALTHINESS OF THE ORGANIZATION
      6. THE ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICAL HEALTHINESS IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 18: Facilitating Trust
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SPECIAL ISSUES IN MARKETING GOOD CORPORATE CONDUCT ONLINE
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 19: Privacy, Trust, and Business Ethics for Mobile Business Social Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ONLINE (BUSINESS) SOCIAL NETWORKS
      4. ROLE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST IN ONLINE (BUSINESS) SOCIAL NETWORKS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 20: Adoption of Supply Chain Sustainability in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
      4. SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY
      5. SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY IN DEVELOPING CONTEXTS
      6. ADOPTION OF SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY: RESEARCH PROPOSITIONS
      7. EMPIRICAL DEMONSTRATION OF RESEARCH PROPOSITIONS
      8. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      9. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors