Ethical Economy

Perspectives on Philosophy of Management and Business Ethics

Including a Special Section on Business and Human Rights

Editors: Rendtorff, Jacob Dahl (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Presents an interdisciplinary approach to responsibility, ethics and legitimacy of corporations
  • Gives access to knowledge about the role of ethics and economics in a complex society
  • Provides insight into the connection between business practices and education in business ethics
  • Discusses critical concepts of business ethics emerging from management studies and systems theory
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46973-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
About this book

This book presents a selection of articles with focus on the theoretical foundations of business ethics, and in particular on the philosophy of management and on human rights and business. This implies identifying and discussing conflicts as well as agreement with regard to the philosophical and other foundations of business and management.

Despite the general interest in corporate social responsibility and business ethics, the contemporary discussion rarely touches upon the normative core and philosophical foundations of business. There is a need to discuss the theoretical basis of business ethics and of business and human rights. Even though the actions and activities of business may be discussed from a moral perspective, not least in the media, the judgments and opinions relating to business and management often lack deeper moral reflection and consistency.

Partly for this reason, business ethicists are constantly challenged to provide such moral and philosophical foundations for business ethics and for business and human rights, and to communicate them in an understandable manner. Such a challenge is also of scientific kind. Positions and opinions in the academic field need to be substantiated by thorough moral and theoretical reflection to underpin normative approaches. Far too often, business ethicists may agree on matters, which they approach from different and sometimes irreconcilable philosophical standpoints, resulting in superficial agreement but deeper-lying disagreement. In other cases, it may be of high relevance to identify philosophical standpoints that despite conflicting fundamentals may arrive at conclusions acceptable to everyone.

About the authors

Jacob Dahl Rendtorff is professor at Roskilde University, Denmark and co-editor of the series ethical economy at springer, where the proposed book is proposed to be published. The book is the proceedings from the EBEN conference in Copenhagen 2015 where Jacob Dahl Rendtorff as head of EBEN Scandinavia was the main organizer.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46973-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Philosophy of Management and Business Ethics
Book Subtitle
Including a Special Section on Business and Human Rights
Editors
  • Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
Series Title
Ethical Economy
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46973-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46973-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46972-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83630-0
Series ISSN
2211-2707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 361
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Topics