Business, Government and Society, by Steiner and Steiner, was one of the very first books in this course area and has benefited greatly from the reputation of its authors. George Steiner, the father in this father-and-son team, is one of the pioneers in the field. The text includes coverage of all the distinct content areas and is known for its coverage of historical material. Each chapter has three elements; (1) a beginning story to illustrate central themes, (2) explanatory text, and (3) a case study inviting debate about events related to the subject area. One of the most complete on the market, the 10th Edition of Business, Government and Society not only covers the stakeholder theory, but also covers a total of four theoretical models for analyzing the actions and duties of corporations.
Part 1: A Framework for Studying Business, Government, and SocietyChapter 1: Introduction to the Field Chapter 2: The Business Environment Chapter 3: Business Power Chapter 4: Critics of Business Part 2: The Nature and Management of Social Responsibility Chapter 5: Corporate Social Responsibility Chapter 6: Implementing Corporate Social Programs Part 3: Business Ethics Chapter 7: Ethics in the Business System Chapter 8: Making Ethical Decisions in Business Part 4: Business and Government Chapter 9: The Government-Business Relationship: An Overview Chapter 10: Reforming the Regulatory Process Chapter 11: Business in the Political Process Part 5: Global Management Issues Chapter 12: Multinational Corporations and Government Relationships Chapter 13: Global Trends Affecting the BGS Relationship Part 6: Pollution and Environment Chapter 14: Industrial Pollution and Environmental Policy Chapter 15: Managing Environmental Quality Part 7: Business and the Consumer (and more...)