Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 203 pages
Business ethics is a form of the art of applied ethics that examines ethical rules and principles within a commercial context, the various moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting, and any special duties or obligations that apply to persons who are engaged in commerce. Business ethics can be both a normative and a descriptive discipline. As a corporate practice and a career specialisation, the field is primarily normative. In academia descriptive approaches are also taken. The range and quantity of business ethical issues reflects the degree to which business is perceived to be at odds with non-economic social values. Historically, interest in business ethics accelerated dramatically during the 1980s and 1990s, both within major corporations and within academia. For example, today most major corporate websites lay emphasis on commitment to promoting non-economic social values under a variety of headings (e.g. ethics codes, social responsibility charters). In some cases, corporations have redefined their core values in the light of business ethical considerations. Catching business ethics in action, however, remains a seldom-spotted nugget for in reality it depends on the characters of the characters.
 

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Contents

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REVISITED
5
ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF WELLBEING MARKETING
49
CLIMATE CHANGE PUBLIC POLICY PRODUCTION AND THE ETHICS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
67
BUSINESS ETHICS AND THE CORPORATE WORLD
107
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT AN EXAMINATION OF CORPORATE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE...
119
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY
135
MEASURING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY PERFORMANCE
149
MISERY AS CORPORATE MISSION USER IMAGERY AT THE NIGHTCLUB THE SPY BAR
163
INCORPORATING ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
177
INDEX
191
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