The Accountable Corporation [Four Volumes] [4 volumes]

The Accountable Corporation [Four Volumes] [4 volumes]

by Marc J. Epstein
     
 

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In recent years, issues of business ethics, social responsibility, and accountability have been at the forefront of corporate policymaking and public concerns. Dramatic stories of abuse of stakeholder trust and outright criminal behavior at companies like Enron, Global Crossing, and Tyco have triggered a reexamination of the role of corporations in society and of

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In recent years, issues of business ethics, social responsibility, and accountability have been at the forefront of corporate policymaking and public concerns. Dramatic stories of abuse of stakeholder trust and outright criminal behavior at companies like Enron, Global Crossing, and Tyco have triggered a reexamination of the role of corporations in society and of the responsibilities of executives, managers, and board members—and the accountants who are supposed to watch over them.

This landmark set of essays brings new clarity to the issues, as societies around the world begin to hold corporations and their leaders to higher standards of conduct. Covering a huge array of topics from white collar crime to community partnerships, whistle blowing to corporate philanthropy, and featuring insights from the world's leading academics, business leaders, and consultants, including strategy guru Michael Porter, Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins, and famed international corporate attorney, Ira Milllstein, The Accountable Corporation provides provocative analysis, cultural and historical context, and emerging solutions from the public, private, and non-profit sectors toward more responsible, ethical, and accountable business.

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"Epstein and Hanson have compiled an excellent anthology that draws on the world's leading academics, consultants, and business leaders to explore the relationship between business organizations and global society. The four well-organized volumes cover a breadth of topics from corporate philanthropy to white-collar crime and whistle blowing as contributors analyze the issues of business ethics, social responsibility, and the demand for organizational accountability. Volume 1 examines corporate governance with an emphasis on the historical development of governance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the future impact of global scrutiny on corporate leadership. From a philosophical, religious, moral, and cultural perspective, volume 2 examines the theory and practice of business ethics and the implications of contemporary ethical issues on business school curriculums. Volume 3 discusses corporate citizenship and the responsibility of contemporary corporations as agents of social change. Volume 4 showcases corporate profitability and social welfare through global collaboration. This set will be an important reference for academic collections. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." - Choice

"An overview of what's been going on in corporate governance for years. And if you want to catch up on the state of [corporate governance] in the world, it's the place to begin." - The Wall Street Journal Corporate Governance (A Special Report)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275984915
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1208
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 5.20(d)

Meet the Author

Marc J. Epstein is Distinguished Research Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University, and Visiting Professor and Hansjoerg Wyss Visiting Scholar in Social Enterprise at the Harvard Business School. Previously, he held positions at Stanford Business School and INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration). A specialist in corporate strategy, governance, and performance management, he is the author or coauthor of over 100 academic and professional papers and a dozen books, including Implementing E-Commerce Strategies (Praeger, 2004). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Advances in Management Accounting.

Kirk O. Hanson is Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and University Professor of Organizations and Society at Santa Clara University. In 2001, he retired from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he served in a variety of teaching, research, and administrative capacities over 23 years. A specialist in ethical behavior of corporations, he writes regularly on the subject, and has served on the boards of several foundations and organizations, including The Business Enterprise Trust and the Social Venture Network.

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