Current Issues In Business Ethics

Current Issues In Business Ethics

by Peter W. F. Davies, Routledge
     
 

Current Issues in Business Ethics analyzes the questions which underlie business activities, arguing that the prime object for a legitimate business must be sustainability. It also looks at the issues between individuals and business and asks whether businesses can support their employees as an alternative to family and church. Finally it assesses the impact

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Current Issues in Business Ethics analyzes the questions which underlie business activities, arguing that the prime object for a legitimate business must be sustainability. It also looks at the issues between individuals and business and asks whether businesses can support their employees as an alternative to family and church. Finally it assesses the impact of most recent trends in business looking at:
* the activities of multinational companies
* the changing gender balance
* privatization
* the loss of power of the trade unions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415124508
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/06/1997
Series:
Professional Ethics Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,066,596
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IMacro issues: the role and legitimacy of business activity11
1Business Philosophy: Searching for an Authentic Role15
2Whose Business is It Anyway? - The Question of Sustainability27
3Corporate Governance and Ethics39
4Business and Its Social Responsibility50
Pt. IIMicro issues: the relationship between the individual and the business organisation61
5The Business Organisation: A Locus for Meaning and Moral Guidance65
6The Psychological Contract: Enacting Ethico-Power76
7Acting Professionally: Something that Business Organisations and Individuals Both Desire?87
8Codes of Ethics: Some Uses and Abuses97
9Whistleblowing and Its Alternatives107
Pt. IIISome current trends and their impact on business ethics119
10Business Ethics and the Activities of Multinationals123
11Business Ethics and the Changing Gender Balance134
12Privatised Ethics: The Case of the Regulated Utilities153
13Trade Unions and Ethics: Unions as Agents170
Select annotated bibliography for further reading184
Index198

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