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Governance Ethics: Global value creation, economic organization and normativity

Series: Ethical Economy, Vol. 48

Wieland, Josef

2014, XI, 246 p. 51 illus.

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  • Offers comprehensive insights into research results of the Ethics of Governance
  • Connects theoretical-methodological and application-oriented aspects of business and economic ethics
  • Provides innovative solutions to diverse management problems concerning the normative aspects of corporations
  • Forms an important contribution to the research programme of interdisciplinary Institutional Economics

This book investigates the functioning and effects of moral rules and values as endogenous elements of governance structures when applied to economic and social transactions. It considers itself as a contribution to the research program of interdisciplinary Institutional Economics. The point of departure and framework of this book is Josef Wieland's theory of Ethics of Governance. Its focal point is the governance of the normative aspects of corporations. The Ethics of Governance is a comparative research project on business and economic ethics which started 15 years ago. Divided into five chapters, the book provides a comprehensive insight into the theoretical foundation and application-oriented results of the research project. It covers theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges in the global economy with regard to a sustainable economy, the social responsibility of corporations, and their transcultural and normative management. By offering comprehensive insight into the research results of the Ethics of Governance project, this book provides a unique scientific work on business and economic ethics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Approach to Strategic Management - Global Governance and Global Ethics - Global Nomadism and Moral Standards - Global Standards as Global Public Goods - Governance Ethics - Governance and Behavioral Sciences - Governance in Global Stakeholder Discourses - Governance of Economic Organization - Governance of a Transcultural Value Management - Local and Global Governance of Values - Nexus of Stakeholders - Normativity and Governance - Theoretical Foundation of Governance Ethics

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Organization - Human Resource Management

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Part I: Theoretical foundations of Governance Ethics.- 1 The basic ideas.- 2 The design of the theory.- 3 Normativity and governance.- Part II: Global governance and global ethics.- 4 Global nomadism and moral standards.- 5 Global standards as global public goods and social safeguards.- 6 Governance forms of global stakeholder discourses.- Part III: The governance of economic organizations.- 7 The firm as a nexus of stakeholders.- 8 The firm as a cooperation project of society.- 9 Governance and simultaneity.- Part IV: The normative side of the firm and its management.- 10 The local and global governance of values.- 11 The governance of transcultural values management.- 12 Normative strategic management.- Part V: The governance of the self: An outlook.- 13 Forms of self-governance – behavioural business ethics and Governance Ethics.- 14 Moral character formation, leadership excellence and corporate character.

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