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Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Giants Fall / Edition 1

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Giants Fall / Edition 1

by Ronald R. SimsRonald R. Sims


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Ethical failures are rooted in leadership failure, the lack of a corporate culture in which ethical concerns have been integrated, and unresponsiveness to key organizational stakeholders. This book seeks to enhance our understanding of the causes of ethical debacles in an era when ethical missteps can often lead to corporate bankruptcies or worse. Sims offers practical solutions for mitigating damage and preventing such problems from happening in the first place. He also explains how to institutionalize ethics throughout an organization.

Sims asserts that organizations wishing to behave ethically must do more than harbor good intentions. Such companies must implement policies that inculcate the corporate culture with ethical values. They must also commit to ethical behavior in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275980399
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

RONALD R. SIMS is the Floyd Dewey Gottwald Senior Professor in the Graduate School of Business at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches Organization Behavior, Leadership, Business Ethics, Change Management and Human Resources Management. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, among them Teaching Business Ethics for Effective Learning (Quorum Books, 2002).

Table of Contents

Ethical Business Missteps: The Former and Current State of Affairs

The Nature of Business and Managerial Ethics

Understanding Corporate Citizenship: Social Responsibility, Responsiveness, and Performance

A Stakeholder Approach to Socially Responsible and Ethical Behavior

Why Unethical Behavior Occurs in Organizations

Unethical Behavior in Action: Beech-Nut, E.F. Hutton and the Case of John Gutfreund at Salomon Brothers

Enron: How Failure of Leadership, Culture and Unethical Behavior Brought a Giant To Its Knees

Making Sense of Stakeholder' Culpability in the Enron Demise

Ethical Turnaround in Action: Warren Buffett at Salomon Brothers

Institutionalizing Ethics: A Proactive Approach to Countering Unethical Behavior

Developing and Maintaining Ethical Employee-Employer Relationships

Restoring Ethics Consciousness to the Workplace

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