Dubbink, Wim, van Liedekerke, Luc, van Luijk, Henk (Eds.)
2011, XVI, 182p. 10 illus., 5 illus. in color.
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Takes an interdisciplinary approach to business ethics
Offers advanced theoretical approaches to business cases
Business cases are at the heart of business ethics as a discipline. Analysis and reflection on the morality of business often is triggered by concrete cases. After four introductory chapters into recent developments within business ethics and the value of case analysis, the present volume offers extensive description of eight recent European cases, mainly stemming from The Netherlands and Belgium and all of them with a clear moral impact. Among them are the Lernout and Hauspie speech technology disaster, Heineken struggle with the promotion girls selling beer in Cambodia, cartels in the Dutch construction industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the Aids crisis, and Unilever allegedly making use of child labour in the cotton industry in India. The book will be of interest to researchers as well as teachers of undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics, Business in Society, Management and Organisation Theory and Strategic Management. It will also be useful for business practitioners eager to learn about business ethics by means of cases.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Aids Crisis - Business Cases - Business Ethics - Business Morality - Business in Society - Cartels - Child Labour - Economic Policy - Economics - European Business Cases - Financial Crisis - Institutional Theory - Law - Management Theory - Management and Oragnisation - Management and Organisation Theory - Moral Competences - Moral Problems in Business - Moral Reasoning - Morality - Pharmaceutical Industry and Aids - Theory and Strategic Management
Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Table of Contents.- Part I: Theory.- Chapter 1 Business Ethics: Cases, Codes and Institutions; Henk van Luijk.- Chapter 2 Moral Competence; Henk van Luijk and Wim Dubbink.- Chapter 3 Institutions and The Institutional Turn in Business Ethics; Wim Dubbink.- Part II: Cases.- Chapter 4 The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Aids Crisis; Marcel Verweij.- Chapter 5 Heineken and Promotion Girls in Cambodia; Rosalie Feilzer and Frans Paul van der Putten.- Chapter 6 Heineken and Promotion Girls in Cambodia, Part 2; Frans Paul van der Putten.- Chapter 7 A Disputed Contract: IHC Caland in Burma; Frank de Bakker and Frank den Hondt.- Chapter 8 The ICE Train Accident near Eschede; Michiel Brumsen .- Chapter 9 A Matter of Involvement: Unilever and Indian Cottonseed Cultivation; Wim Dubbink.- Chapter 10 Rise And Fall Of Silicon Valley In Flanders: Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products; Marc Buelens and Eva Cools.- Chapter 11 The Construction Industry Fraud; Johan Graafland and Luc van Liedekerke.- Index.- About the authors