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International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities

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In the modern business environment, companies strive to create a sense of moral obligation within their employees in an effort to foster a concern for social welfare and justice among global organizations. Despite the efforts of managers and directors, many companies continue to find it difficult to overcome the moral dilemmas of the corporate sector. International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities presents the necessary methods and resources for managers and directors to be successful in leading their corporations in a responsible and morally conscious manner. Examining the dangers of unethical behavior, this book provides the strategies and tools for proper management to encourage company strength and success. This publication is an essential resource for academicians, researchers, officials, post-graduate students, and professionals in the fields of business and business education interested in ethical decision making on the individual and company level.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVES
    2. CONTENTS
    3. STRUCTURE
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Ethics, Managers, and Management
    1. Chapter 1: Why Do Good People Do Bad Things in Business?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ASSUMPTIONS OF BEHAVIOR
      5. EXPLANATIONS FOR UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: A Matter of Justice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ETHICAL ASPECTS OF ALLOCATING FINANCIAL RESOURCES IN HOSPITAL
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
  10. Section 2: Ethical Organisations, Economic Growth, and Culture
    1. Chapter 3: Windows on Corporate Ethics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PURPOSE AND FOCUS
      4. ‘WINDOWS’ ON CORPORATE ETHICS: THE QUAKER-SNAPPLE ACQUISITION
      5. ‘WINDOWS’ ON CORPORATE ETHICS: APPLYING ETHICS HEURISTICS TO THE CASE
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT AND ‘CHANGE MANAGEMENT’
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 4: Ethics in Business and Human Flourishing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. ADDITIONAL READING
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 5: The Ethics Portfolio
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 6: The Moral Limitations of the Rational-Monistic Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: The Unique “Spirit” of Ethical Management
    1. Chapter 7: Self-Awareness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Utilizing Emotions for Ethical Decision Making in Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Ethical Training, Challenges, and Leadership
    1. Chapter 9: Sowing the Seeds for Ethical Business Leadership through Business Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      4. THE BENEFITS OF AN ETHICS-BASED BUSINESS EDUCATION APPROACH
      5. FRAMEWORK FOR AN ETHICS-BASED BUSINESS EDUCATION
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Business Ethics Competencies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUSINESS ETHICS TRAINING: ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: BUSINESS ETHICS TRAINING
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      12. DEDICATION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: In Case You Didn't Know
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESIGN AND PRESENTATION
      5. SUMMARIES OF RECENT CASE-BASED STUDIES
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAINING INTERVENTIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
      13. APPENDIX: BIG PHARMA CASE
  13. Section 5: Ethics and Codes: Developing, Emerging, and Developed Countries
    1. Chapter 12: Business Ethics is Socio-Political, or Not at All
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPLICATIONS OF BUSINESS ETHICS TO REAL LIFE SCENARIOS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 13: The Impact of Corruption on Entrepreneurship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors