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Editors: Mary W. Vilcox and Thomas O. Mohan
Book Description:
Business ethics is a form of the art of applied ethics that examines ethical rules and principles within a commercial context, the various moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting, and any special duties or obligations that apply to persons who are engaged in commerce. Business ethics can be both a normative and a descriptive discipline. As a corporate practice and a career specialisation, the field is primarily normative. In academia descriptive approaches are also taken. The range and quantity of business ethical issues reflects the degree to which business is perceived to be at odds with non-economic social values. Historically, interest in business ethics accelerated dramatically during the 1980s and 1990s, both within major corporations and within academia. For example, today most major corporate websites lay emphasis on commitment to promoting non-economic social values under a variety of headings (e.g. ethics codes, social responsibility charters). In some cases, corporations have redefined their core values in the light of business ethical considerations.

Catching business ethics in action, however, remains a seldom-spotted nugget for in reality it depends on the characters of the characters.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary A - Business Ethics and Management Risks; pp. 1-3;
(Nikolay A. Dentchev and Derrick P. Gosselin)

Chapter 1 - Social Responsiblity Revisited; pp. 5-48;
(James Stieb)

Chapter 2 - Ethical Foundations of Well Being Marketing; pp. 49-66;
(M. Joseph Sirgy and Dong-Jin Lee)

Chapter 3 - Climate Change, Public Policy, Policy Production, and the Ethics of Corporate Governance Structure; pp. 67-106;
(David Burress)

Chapter 4 - Business Ethics and the Corporate World; pp. 107-117;
(Almerinda Forte)

Chapter 5 - The Relationship between Business and Government: An Examination of Corporate Political Action Committees (PACs) in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector; pp. 119-133;
(Charles H. Cho)

Chapter 6 - Corporate Responsibility for Civil Aviation Safety;
pp. 135-147;
(Risako Morimoto)

Chapter 7 - Measuring Corporate Responsiblity Performance;
pp. 149-161;
(Risako Morimoto)

Chapter 8 - Misery as Corporate Mission: User Imagery at the Nightclub the Spy Bar; pp. 163-176;
(Niklas Egels-Zandén and Ulf Ågerup)

Chapter 9 - Incorporating Ethics and Corporate Social Responsiblity through Corporate Governance; pp. 177-189;
(María de la Cruz Déniz-Déniz and María Katiuska Cabrera-Suárez)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-773-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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