Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice

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Wiley, Jul 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 600 pages
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A groundbreaking exploration of the critical ethical issues in financial theory and practice

Compiled by volume editor John Boatright, Finance Ethics consists of contributions from scholars from many different finance disciplines.

It covers key issues in financial markets, financial services, financial management, and finance theory, and includes chapters on market regulation, due diligence, reputational risk, insider trading, derivative contracts, hedge funds, mutual and pension funds, insurance, socially responsible investing, microfinance, earnings management, risk management, bankruptcy, executive compensation, hostile takeovers, and boards of directors.

  • Special attention is given to fairness in markets and the delivery of financial services, and to the duties of fiduciaries and agents
  • Rigorous analysis of the topics covered provides essential information and practical guidance for practitioners in finance as well as for students and academics with an interest in finance ethics

Ethics in Finance skillfully explains the need for ethics in the personal conduct of finance professionals and the operation of financial markets and institutions.

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JOHN R. BOATRIGHT is the Raymond C. Baumhart, S. J. Professor of Business Ethics and Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of the books Ethics and the Conduct of Business and Ethics in Finance. Dr. Boatright is a past-president of the Society for Business Ethics, and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Business and Society Review. A graduate of the College of Wooster, he received his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago

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