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The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series

Ethics in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

A Global Commentary

Editors: Spence, Laura, Painter, Mollie (Eds.)

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  • Provides regional overviews of ethics in SMEs for Europe, Africa, Latin America, India, China and North America
  • Offers a unique illumination of ethics and CSR in small firms, contrasting significantly to the dominant large firm perspective
  • Features research-based chapters on specific regions and industrial contexts
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This book is the first of its kind – a global overview of extant research on ethics in small and medium sized enterprises. While vast amounts of corporate money, government policy and media time are directed at the social and ethical activities of large corporations, small businesses don’t generally attract the spotlight. This is wildly inappropriate, however, since upward of 90% of private businesses are small or medium sized. This book goes some way to helping us understand the social and ethical contribution of this majority organizational form. The first section of the book is a global round-up of research on ethics in small and medium sized enterprises from major regions of the world. In the second section smaller scale research projects from a variety of countries present both empirical and theoretical advances in the area. Anyone with an interest in ethics and small and medium sized enterprises should find this an inspiring book which paves the way for future research.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Global Perspectives on Ethics in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

    Pages 1-9

    Spence, Laura J. (et al.)

  • Africa: Ethics and Sustainability Within SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Enabling, Constraining and Contaminating Relationships

    Pages 13-34

    Painter-Morland, Mollie (et al.)

  • Europe: Practice and Politics: Ethics and Social Responsibility in SMEs in the European Union

    Pages 35-54

    Spence, Laura J. (et al.)

  • India: CSR and Ethics in MSMEs in India

    Pages 55-63

    Srinivasan, Vasanthi

  • Latin America: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin American Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Challenging Development

    Pages 65-83

    Arruda, Maria Cecilia Coutinho

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Book Subtitle
A Global Commentary
Editors
  • Laura Spence
  • Mollie Painter
Series Title
The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9331-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9331-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9330-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3377-0
Series ISSN
1877-3176
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 350
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