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Business Ethics is a lively and engaging textbook that tackles one of the most pressing issues facing business today: how to be a good corporate citizen in a complex multiple stakeholder world. It covers the foundations of business ethics and applies these concepts to each of the corporation's major stakeholders. Written from a truly international perspective, it explains the ethical challenges faced by business in different parts of the globe, and provides the tools and concepts necessary to understand and deal with ethical problems effectively wherever you are in the world. It is the only text on the market that fully considers the implications of three major ethical challenges facing business: corporate citizenship, globalization, and sustainability.
This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes new content on climate change, water issues, financial markets, private equity, and global religions. It offers a wealth of new cases and vignettes as well as updates of favourites from previous editions, including features on BAE, Diageo, McDonald's, Nestle, Rio Tinto, and Siemens. Among the unique learning features included in the book are "Ethics on Screen" boxes that describe recent movies involving business ethics issues, and "Ethics online" --a new feature that provides cutting edge insight into the use of social media and online tools for understanding and participating in business ethics. Further links and web resources are also provided on the book's dedicated Online Resource Center.
Online Resource Center
Student resources - Additional case study web links - Additional "Ethics on Screen" web links - Useful ethics web links - Further reading - Link to Crane & Matten blog - Think Theory Answers - short responses to the "Think Theory" features that are currently in the text - Trailers of movies featured in the Ethics on Screen boxes
Lecturer resources: - Teaching notes for case studies - Teaching notes for 'Ethical Dilemmas' - Teaching notes for 'Ethics in Action' - Teaching notes for 'Ethics on Screen' - PowerPoint slides - Think Theory Answers - short responses to the "Think Theory" features that are currently in the text - Crane and Matten "Case Bank" - cases no longer in book will be provided on the ORC for use by instructors - Additional Week 1 PowerPoint slides with details of book, ORC, and blog
Professor Andrew Crane is the George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and a BSc from the University of Warwick. He has over ten years' experience of teaching and researching business ethics, and has spoken and published widely on the subject. Journals in which his work has been published include the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and Organization Studies. Professor Dirk Matten is Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He has a PhD and the Habilitation from Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf in Germany. He has taught the subject at universities in Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. His work is published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies.
Table of Contents
Part A: Understanding business ethics 1. Introducing business ethics 2. Framing business ethics: corporate responsibility, stakeholders, and citizenship 3. Evaluating business ethics: normative ethical theories 4. Making decisions in business ethics: descriptive ethical theories 5. Managing business ethics: tools and techniques of business ethics management Part B: Contextualizing business ethics: the corporate citizen and its stakeholders 6. Shareholders and business ethics 7. Employees and business ethics 8. Consumers and business ethics 9. Suppliers, competitors, and business ethics 10. Civil society and business ethics 11. Government, regulation, and business ethics 12. Conclusions and future perspectives