Trends in business ethics: Implications for decision-making

Trends in business ethics: Implications for decision-making

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ISBN-13: 9781461340614
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Series: Nijenrode Studies in Business , #3
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

I. Decision-making in business: amoral?.- II. Standards and values in the business enterprise.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The growing pluriformity of our value judgements.- 3. Ethical problems are nearly always problems of choice.- 4. The gap between moralists and entrepreneurs.- 5. The company’s changing raison d’etre: towards unity of values and objectives.- 6. Choice is common to ethical action and economic action.- 7. Who is the bearer of the standards for an organisation?.- 8. Standards as actualised values.- III. Theses on man and private enterprise.- 1. On Man.- 2. On Man’s Organisations.- 3. On Private Enterprise: Its Purposes and Responsibilities.- 4. On International Private Enterprise.- IV. A moral interregnum for multinationals in the Third World?.- 1. The nature of formal organizations.- 2. Personal responsibility.- 3. The need for an intermediate level of business ethos.- 4. The development gap.- 5. Some proposals.- 6. Conclusions.- V. Trade unionism and ethics.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Individualism or collectivism?.- 3. The Christian-social idea.- 4. Some consequences for social ethics.- 5. The structure of the modern enterprise.- 6. A social bill of rights.- VI. Moral policy and public policy.- 1. The ethical component in public policy?.- 2. What makes public policy different?.- 3. Fetal research.- 4. Doctors, experts, politicians or laymen?.- 5. The backdrop.- VII. Power and legitimation.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Personal and structural violence.- 3. Can power be legitimated?.- 4. Is the problem of legitimation correlated with seeking the truth?.- VIII. The social responsibility of business.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Economic theory and ethics.- 3. The social responsibility of business.- IX. A reconnaissance into technology and ethics.- 1. A challenging offer.- 2. Narrowing consciousness.- 3. Research and development.- 4. Emancipation.- 5. Current questions concerning research and development.- 6. Agoraphobia.- 7. I am more than.- 8. Blinding specialization.- 9. Apparent illumination.- 10. Visible impotence.- 11. Still, the show must go on.- 12. Shocking information.- 13. Beyond science.- 14. Ethical problems are are-problems.- 15. World models only provide material.- 16. An ethical chat by the fire-side.- 17. Unschooled on wasteland.- X. The business corporation and human values.- 1. Introduction.- 2. The problem of organizational life.- 3. The need for a new organizational analysis.- 4. Effects of decision makers’ myopia.- 5. The meaning of values.- 6. A new perspective.- 7. A new understanding of morality.- 8. The age of technology and its impact on human values.- 9. Conclusions.- XI. Ethics and profit.- 1. The illusion of objectivity.- 2. The meaning of ethics.- 3. Goals of business.- 4. Profit and ethics.- XII. Ethics and the science of decision-making in business: A specification of perspectives.- 1. Perspectives on science.- 2. Perspectives on decision-making.- 3. Perspectives on ethics.- XIII. Incorporating ethics in business decision-making.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Decision-making in business situations.- 3. Ethics and social responsibility.- 4. Incorporation of social responsibility in laws and guidelines.- 5. Goals of firms and participants in the decision-making process.- 6. Decision-makers and ethics.- 7. Conclusion.

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