Corporate Integrity and Accountability / Edition 1

Corporate Integrity and Accountability / Edition 1

by George G. Brenkert
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SAGE Publications
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Corporate Integrity and Accountability / Edition 1

Brenkert (Georgetown Business Ethics Institute) addresses questions of corporate integrity as they arise in financial reporting, executive compensation, and globalization in this text for courses in business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Leading business ethicists in the US and Europe, both academics and practitioners, examine issues using different methodologies, sources, and forms of argument. They discuss specific business scandals and look at global business ethics and sustainability, CEO compensation, and small firms. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761929543
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1.The Need for Corporate Integrity1
Part ICorporate Integrity Challenged11
2.Wittgenstein's Bedrock: What Business Ethicists Do15
3.Tylenol Revisited: Friedman and the Current CSR Debate19
4.The Practicality of Pluralism: Redrawing the Simple Picture of Bipolarism and Compliance in Business Ethics24
5.Integrity in the Private, the Public, and the Corporate Domain38
Part IIFinancial Reporting and Accountability55
6.Why Conflicts of Interest and Abuse of Information Asymmetry Are Keys to Lack of Integrity and What Should Be Done About It59
7.An Ethical Framework for Auditor Independence72
8.The Ethics of Financial Reporting, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the Balanced Concept of the Firm87
9.What Is a Successful Company? A Path to Understanding Accountability100
10.Small Firm Accountability and Integrity115
Part IIIIntegrity and Accountability of Global Business129
11.The U.S. Business Scandals: Perspectives on Ethics and Cultures at Home and Abroad133
12.Is Corruption Always Corrupt?148
13.Law, Accountability, and Globalization166
14.The Next Generation of Codes of Conduct177
15.Global Business Ethics and Sustainability: A Multi-Institutional Approach186
Part IVFostering Corporate Integrity203
16.Principles with Process: Corporate Integrity within a Corporate Citizenship Framework207
17.CEO Compensation: Parameters, Paradigms, and Paradoxes218
18.Responsible Shareholding and Investor Engagement in the U.K.238
19.Instilling Moral Competence in a Multinational: A Technical Issue253
Name Index267
Subject Index271
About the Editor283
About the Contributors285

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