This core adoptable text provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing organisations as they pursue global business activities. Ethics in business has grown to be of increasing importance in the world of today, as companies have been placed in the moral spotlight by shareholders, consumers, employees and governments. The growing complexities of the global economy demand a broader and a deeper view of business ethics than that offered by current management approaches that focus on reforming corporate behaviour. Business Ethics places business ethics in a richer contextual setting, focusing on the challenges that businesses must now confront, and exploring how these issues can be met by a rethinking of business models, goals and strategies.
Business Ethics is the ideal textbook for students taking business ethics modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels.
- Up-to-date overview of ethical issues in an international business environment, taking into account the diverse cultural contexts underpinning business ethics in different countries
- Lively cases and examples from both developed and emerging economies , including the US, China, Singapore, Spain, Turkey Bangladesh, South Africa, China, Brazil, Qatar, Myanmar, Singapore, which bring the subject to life
- Examines a stimulating range of different industries, including fast fashion, car manufacturing, oil production, finance, and mining
- Excellent balance between theory and practice, with considerations of the legal, social, political and international issues that may affect businesses
- Clear and attractive 2-colour design with figures, photos and helpful diagrams breaking down key concepts for students
- Accessible and engaging writing style, explaining challenging topics with clarity
- In-built pedagogical features throughout the text, including `spotlight on ethical business' features, discussion and review questions, and further reading references in each chapter
1. Ethical Theories and Cultural Contexts
2. The Global Economy From An Ethical Perspective
3. The Political Sphere: Societal And Business Goals
4. Law And Justice: Diverse Ethical Perspectives For Business
5. Financial Markets: What Role For Ethics?
6. International Trade And Ethical Considerations
PART II: ETHICS AND BUSINESS
7. Ethics And CSR In International Business8. Corporate Governance: How Do Ethical Principles Apply?
9. Human Rights And Ethical Business
10. Sustainability And The Ethical Business
11. Conclusions: Business Ethics And Global Challenges.
- Concise summaries of each chapter from the book
- A glossary of definitions of all key terms from the textbook
- Spotlight on Ethical Business videos, featuring interviews with people invovled in business ethics globally
- Lecture slides
- A detailed lecturer guide for every chapter that considers case studies, learning boxes and questions that feature in the book
- A testbank of multiple choice questions
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