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Business Ethics

Created By: Rhonda Contreras | Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

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  • Cover of The End of Corporate Social Responsibility: Crisis & Critique
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    The End of Corporate Social Responsibility: Crisis & Critique

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)

    Providing a much-needed critique of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice and scholarship, this book seeks to redress CSR advocacy, from a political and critical perspective.

    A strident approach backed up by extensive use of case studies presents the argument that most CSR-related activity aims to gain legitimacy from consumers and employees, and therefore furthers the exploitative and colonizing agenda of the corporation. By examining CSR in the context of the political economy of late capitalism, the book puts the emphasis back on the fact that most large corporations are fundamentally driven by profit maximization, making CSR initiatives merely another means to this end. Rather than undermining or challenging unsustainable corporate practices CSR is exposed as an ideological practice that actually upholds the prominence of such practices.

    As CSR gathers momentum in management practice and scholarship, students in the fields of CSR, business ethics, and strategy, will find this text a useful companion to counter received wisdom in this area.

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    New Directions in Business Ethics

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2012)

    As problems such as corruption, financial scandals, food safety, human rights and pollution continue to hit the headlines, business ethics are becoming increasingly central to the global economy.

    In this four-volume set, two of the leading international figures in the field bring together the most critical and up-to-date academic research in business ethics as it continues to proliferate in new and exciting directions.

    Volume I, International Perspectives on Business Ethics, provides a comprehensive overview of business ethics in different parts of the world, acknowledging how, with the rise of countries such as Brazil, India, China and Russia as key global players, it is critical to capture the range of different ethical approaches represented by these different regions and cultures.

    Volume II looks at the New Theoretical Directions that business ethics scholars are now engaging with, including theories of moral imagination and pragmatism, business ethics as practices and virtues, critical and postmodern perspectives and political and contractarian theories of business ethics.

    Behavioral Business Ethics, Volume III, explores how ethical decisions get made. This ranges from studies of psychological reasoning and cognitive moral development to neurobiological examinations of how the brain works when confronted with ethical dilemmas.

    Finally, for those who study or practice business ethics, Volume IV, Managing Business Ethics, focuses on how to manage ethics in the organization, marking an important new direction in business ethics research. This includes work on ethical leadership, codes of conduct, stakeholder management, and corporate governance.

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    Leadership Ethics

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2013)

    Research into the topic of leadership ethics has grown and evolved gradually over the past few decades. This timely set arrives at an important moment in the subject's history. In a relatively new field, such a collection offers scholars more than articles on a topic; it also serves to outline the parameters of the field. Carefully structured over three volumes, the material runs through an understanding of the key philosophic and practical questions in leadership ethics along with a wide range of literature - from disciplines including philosophy, business and political science, to name a few- that speaks to these questions.

    Volume One: Theoretical Aspects of Leadership Ethics

    Volume Two: Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Leadership Ethics

    Volume Three: Leadership Ethics, Contexts and Narratives

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    Corporate Sustainability

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2014)

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    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2018)

    Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Editionexplores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, Apple’s exploitation of outdated tax code, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key features include: seven volumes, with more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader’s Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition.

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    Corporate Social Responsibility: Definition, Core Issues, and Recent Developments

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2014)

    This unique supplemental text offers a well-structured and thorough introduction to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Author Brent D. Beal introduces the basic concept of CSR, briefly discusses the challenges of defining it, and summarizes important conceptual models. CSR is examined in the context of the perfect competition market model, market failure, and social dilemmas. Three different types of CSR—systemic, strategic, and philanthropic—are highlighted. Finally, arguments both for and against CSR are outlined and several conceptual frames are proposed. Readers are encouraged to think about what businesses should be responsible for in society and how a society's economic system should be structured, bounded, and ultimately, controlled. This text is appropriate for any business course in which the introduction of CSR would complement other course content.

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    Corporate Responsibility

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (2016)

    “This is the cutting-edge textbook on a managerial approach to corporate responsibility. Students and executives will benefit a great deal by studying the cases and best practices that are here. It's a terrific book.” —Ed Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia Corporate Responsibility offers a concise and comprehensive introduction to the functional area of corporate responsibility. Readers will learn how corporate responsibility is good for business and how leaders balance their organization—s needs with responsibilities to key constituencies in society. Author Paul A. Argenti engages students with new and compelling cases by focusing on the social, reputational, or environmental consequences of corporate activities. Students will learn how to make difficult choices, promote responsible behavior within their organizations, and understand the role personal values play in developing effective leadership skills.

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    Ethics Theory and Business Practice

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2015)

    In his ground-breaking new textbook, Mick Fryer offers students of Business Ethics clear explanations of a range of theoretical perspectives, along with examples of how these perspectives might be used to illuminate the ethical challenges presented by business practice. The book includes:  • Realistic scenarios which gently introduce a theory and demonstrate how it can be applied to a real-life ethical dilemma that everyone can relate to, such as borrowing money from a friend  • Real organisational case studies in each chapter which illustrate how each theory can be applied to real business situations. Cases include Nike, Coca Cola, BMW, Shell, Starbucks and GSK  • ‘Pause for Reflection’ boxes and ‘Discussion Questions’ which encourage you to challenge the established notions of right and wrong, and empower you to develop your own moral code  • Video Activities in each chapter with accompanying QR codes which link to documentaries, films, debates and news items to get you thinking about real-life ethical dilemmas Visit the book’s companion website for self-test questions, additional web links and more at: study.sagepub.com/fryer

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    Sustainability: Essentials for Business

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    Sustainability: Essentials for Business is the first survey text of its kind to offer a comprehensive treatment of the relationship between business and sustainability. The book begins with a macro perspective of the renewable resources such as air, water, forests, energy, etc. This discussion provides a starting point for the students unfamiliar with this sphere, so that the later chapters on environmental challenges can be framed within an appropriate context. The book then segues into the micro issues by shifting toward stakeholder interests and choices. Here, the chapters explore the various stakeholders involved – organizations and consumers as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations. The last section of the book aims to present business solutions designed to address and promote sustainability. The book covers material across business functions – operations, marketing, and, in particular, strategy. Controversial topics such as global warming are presented with both sides of the current debate, so that students can have rich classroom discussion.

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    Sustainable Enterprise: A Macromarketing Approach

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    Sustainable Enterprise goes beyond the internal firm strategies of micromarketing and the “four Ps” to take a broader perspective focused on the interconnectedness of markets, marketing, and society. In an increasingly globalized society concerned with social and environmental sustainability, this book encourages students to think critically about the opportunities and limitations of marketing, as well as its positive and potentially negative effects. Through the presentation of key research findings and actual company cases, Peterson engages students with questions such as, Are global firms involving themselves too much or too little in global markets? Is consumer sovereignty sustainable? Is the greening of the marketplace being done too slowly or too fast? How do poor consumers in developing nations perceive marketing institutions? Based on the premise that firms using holistic marketing strategies are better able to assess risks and identify opportunities, this text also then explains how to create compelling marketing plans designed to benefit the company, key stakeholders, and society at large. Features and Benefits: • Chapters address key issues for marketing professionals in today's society such as marketing ethics, globalization, the “greening” of the marketplace, and social equity • “Mavericks Who Made It” boxes highlight the success stories of marketers who have created sustainable business enterprises • Mini cases in each chapter illustrate marketing scenarios from actual companies and pose related critical thinking questions • Sample marketing plans and strategies for developing holistic marketing plans provide students with guidance on how to put theory into practice

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