This volume provides an updated examination of the role that moral and political philosophy can play in addressing problems in business ethics. The essays contained within its pages represent the work of new scholars and address a wide array of foundational issues such as distributive justice within firms, human rights, ethical challenges of international business, the role of virtue in business management, entrepreneurship and the relationship of markets and market actors with democratic institutions.
Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective provides a comprehensive coverage of the theories of business ethics and emphasizes the importance of ethical principles in overcoming moral dilemmas in the business world. Using a large number of India-centric case studies and examples, this book helps readers develop the reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business.
Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective introduces ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business. It sensitizes readers on ethical principles and develops reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions. The book is interspersed with a lot of case studies, more specifically Indian scenarios making it relevant for Indian students. The chapter topics cover ethical theories underlying business, application of ethics in day-to-day business, ethics and the environment and ethics in consumer protection. It also features ethical issues in various managerial functions such as finance, human resource and marketing. A separate chapter on the IT sector specifically addresses the ethical dilemmas of today's upcoming industry.
While there is a large and ever-expanding body of work on the fields of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), there is a noted absence of a single source on the methodology and research approaches to these fields. In this book, the first of its kind, leading scholars in the fields gather to analyse a range of philosophical and empirical approaches to research in business ethics and CSR. It covers such sections as historical approaches, normative and behavioural methodologies, quantitative, qualitative and experimental perspectives, grounded theory and case methodologies, and finally a section on the role of the researcher in research projects. This book is a valuable and essential read for all researchers in business ethics and CSR, not only for those starting out in the fields, but also for seasoned scholars and academics.
The subject of business ethics addresses what can be considered morally right and wrong in the way businesses make decisions and conduct their activities. Business Ethics is a lively and engaging textbook covering the foundations of business ethics and applying these theories, concepts andtools to each of the corporation's major stakeholders. Written from a European perspective, the text considers the implications of three major challenges facing the corporation: corporate citizenship, globalization and sustainability. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated andincludes new content on personal values and Asian perspectives. It features lots of new cases and vignettes as well as updates of favourites from the first edition. The high level of pedagogical features has been extended for the new edition, with new features including 'Ethics on Screen' and 'KeyReadings'. The online resource centre has been developed further with new features including more teaching notes, incorporating review and discussion questions for lecturers, and additional weblinks for students.
Aimed both at broadening the range of theoretically-informed empirical research on business ethics and at addressing the underlying questions regarding the nature of business ethics research, this is a comprehensive state-of-the-art portrait of the role of ethics in organizations.
Applying Care Ethics to Business is a multidisciplinary collection of original essays that explores the intersection between the burgeoning field of care ethics and business. Care ethics is an approach to morality that emphasizes relational, particularist, and affective dimensions of morality that evolved from feminist theory and today enjoys robust intellectual exploration. Care ethics emerged out of feminist theory in the 1980's and the greatest contribution to moral analysis among Women' Studies scholars. Today, feminists and non-feminist scholars are increasingly taking care ethics seriously. Applying care to the marketplace is a natural step in its maturity. Applying Care Ethics to Business is the first book-length analysis of business and economic cases and theories from the perspective of care theory. Furthermore, given economic turbulence and the resulting scrutiny of market practices, care ethics provides fresh and timely insight into ideal business values and commitments. In many ways, care ethics’ emphasis upon connection and cooperation as well as the growth and well-being of the other make it appear to be the antithesis of the corporate character. Nevertheless, many contemporary theorists question if traditional moral approaches based on autonomous agents is adequate to address a shrinking and interconnected world—particularly one that is marked by global markets. Applying Care Ethics to Business offers a unique opportunity to rethink corporate responsibility and business ethics.
The book considers how to make the methodology of business ethics more scientific, especially its normative branch. Storchevoy explores the attempts of economic theory to contribute to the scientific normative analysis of economic behavior, particularly the welfare economics of 1910-1950 and methodological discussions of economics and ethics from 1980-2015. He then examines the development of the methodological structure of business ethics in general since the 1980s and the scientific validity of normative business ethics, including stakeholder theory, the separation thesis, integral social contract theory, corporate social responsibility, virtue ethics and other frameworks. He concludes by suggesting an additional step to make business ethics a more systematic discipline by developing a typology of moral issues and dilemmas. Business Ethics as a Science will be a thought-provoking resource for students and practitioners of business ethics and economists alike.
Drawing on European philosophies, this book examines collective myopia and its role in global business through various case studies of Japanese organizations, including the Tokyo Electric Power Company.