Leadership and Business Ethics

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Gabriel Flynn
Springer Science & Business Media, 17/07/2008 - 326 páginas
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Gabriel Flynn and Patricia H. Werhane This book points to a necessary relationship between ethics and business; the success of such an alliance depends directly on sound business leadership. Without the sort of leadership that upholds the dignity and rights of employees and clients, as well as the interests of shareholders, even the most meticulously prepared ethics statements are destined to founder, as evidenced at Enron and elsewhere. Over the past 30 years or so, since business ethics became established as a discipline in its own right, much progress has been made in the ethical conduct of business at all levels. In short, business people, like politicians, doctors and church leaders, have come to realize that it is not possible to avoid involvement in ethics, for much of what business people do and cannot do may be subject to ethical evaluation. While the history of business ethics as currently practised may be traced to the medieval and ancient periods; our principal concern is with developments in the ?eld over recent decades. A consideration of how the topic has been treated by the Harvard Business Review, the business world’sleadingprofessionaljournal,provideshelpful insights into past progress and present challenges. In 1929, just as business ethics was beginning to evolve, Wallace B.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Using Discernment to Make Better Business Decisions 31
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A VirtueBased Approach
81
Inspirational Leadership in Business and Other Domains 103
102
Context and Character
117
The Necessity
130
How Losing Soul Leads to Ethical Corruption in Business 151
149
Corporate Culture and Organisational Ethics
165
The Marketing of Human Images as a Challenge to Ethical Leadership
197
A Challenge for Leadership
211
The Challenge and the Promise 229
228
The DarkSide Paradoxes of Success
251
Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Moral Responsibility
269
Bibliography
291
Index
313
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What Is Ethical Retailing?
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