Issues in Business Ethics

Facing Public Interest

The Ethical Challenge to Business Policy and Corporate Communications

Editors: Ulrich, Peter, Sarasin, Charles (Eds.)

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Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as private business since business activities have widespread and sometimes far-reaching impacts on the community. The side-effects of entrepreneurial decision making - increasing unemployment, for instance, or pollution - increasingly expose corporations to the public gaze, with management in the limelight.
Facing Public Interest opens up new vistas on business policy and corporate communications facing public interest. The relationship between private enterprise and public interest is subjected to an ethical examination, highlighting the role of the general public as a locus of morality for business and the guiding concept of a corporate dialogue between management and the concerned public. Instructive case studies are also presented.
The volume not only proposes corporate dialogue: it puts into practice. Business leaders, representatives of citizens' groups, public affairs consultants, and academics discuss the topics thoroughly and thoughtfully in the best contributions to the seventh conference on the European Business Ethics Network, held at the University of St. Gallen in September 1994.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction Business in the Nineties: Facing Public Interest

    Ulrich, Peter

    Pages 1-8

  • Clash of Civilizations or World Peace through Religious Peace

    Küng, Hans

    Pages 11-27

  • The Responsibility Enterprises have Regarding the Big Problems of our Time

    Ruh, Hans

    Pages 29-32

  • Public Expectations Toward Private Industry

    Bode, Thilo

    Pages 33-40

  • The General Public as the Locus of Ethics in Modern Society

    Cortina, Adela

    Pages 43-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Facing Public Interest
Book Subtitle
The Ethical Challenge to Business Policy and Corporate Communications
Editors
  • Peter Ulrich
  • Charles Sarasin
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0399-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0399-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3633-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3634-1
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 275
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