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Business Ethics in the 21st Century

Bowie, Norman

2013, XVII, 235 p. 2 illus.

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  • Provides the latest thinking on important topics in Business Ethics
  • Combines normative evaluation with findings in organizational theory, law and social sciences
  • Challenges the conventional wisdom of current business practices particularly those in the United States

This work provides a critical look at business practice in the early 21st century and suggests changes that are both practical and normatively superior. Several chapters present a reflection on business ethics from a societal or macro-organizational point of view. It makes a case for the economic and moral superiority of the sustainability capitalism of the European Union over the finance-based model of the United States. Most major themes in business ethics are covered and some new ones are introduced, including the topic of the right way to teach business ethics. The general approach adopted in this volume is Kantian. Alternative approaches are critically evaluated.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » 21st Century - Business Ethics and the Law - Business Responsibility - CSR - Conflicts of Interest - Corporate Social Responsibility - Economic Issues in Business Ethics - Finance Based Capitalism - Financial Crisis - International Themes - Kant - Kantian Business Ethics - Kantian Perspectives - Management Ethics - Organizational Integrity - Organizational Integrity and Moral Climates - Pragmatic Approaches - Stakeholder Theory - Statistical Discrimination - Sustainability - Sustainability form of Capitalism - Teaching Business Ethics - Varieties of Social Responsibility - What’s Wrong with Efficiency and Always Low Prices

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Economics - Political Science

Table of contents 

Table of Contents.- Editors’ Introduction.- Preface.- Part 1 Economic Issues in Business Ethics.- 1. Fair Markets.- 2. What’s Wrong with Efficiency and Always Low Prices.- 3. Economics: Friend or For of Ethics.- Part 2 Philosophical Issues in Business
4. Kantian Themes.- 5. The Limitations of Pragmatism as a Theory of Business Ethics.- Part 3 International Issues in Business Ethics.- 6. Varieties of Social Responsibility.- 7. Constructing the Universal Norms of International Business.- Part 4 Specific Business Ethics Issues.- 8. Money Morality and Motor Cars.- 9. The Ethical Dimensions of the Current Financial Crisis  with Ron Duska.- 10. Stakeholder Boards as a Way of Improving Corporate Governance 
11. Organizational Integrity  and Moral Climates.- Part 5  Teaching Business Ethics.- 12. Crucial Decisions in the Teaching of Business Ethics. Index. 

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