- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
A professor of finance for nearly 30 years, Kolb worked with a team of 30 editors to produce this thoroughly researched set. They drew upon some 300 scholars and business experts from around the world to provide entries on conceptual as well as empirical and practical topics in the field of business ethics (e.g., acid rain, fairness, land ethic, public domain, the Vatican Bank). The nearly 900 entries range in length from 500 to 11,000 words, depending on the complexity of the concept addressed, and all include relevant cross references. The encyclopedia is in standard A-to-Z format and offers a "Reader's Guide" in Volume 1 with a list of entries by theme (e.g., Corporations in the Social Sphere; Employee Issues; Rights) to allow for topical browsing. The set is indexed topically in the final volume, which also lists selected business ethics periodicals in an appendix. BOTTOM LINE This is a more comprehensive and current resource than Blackwell's 1997 Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics . Its crisp and concise entries make it an excellent addition to academic libraries supporting business school programs. [Available electronically through SAGE eReference as well as through Gale Virtual Reference Library.-Ed.]-Samantha Schmehl Hines, Univ. of Montana Lib., MissoulaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.