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Business, Government and Society,9780072939439
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Business, Government and Society, by Steiner and Steiner, was one of the very first books in this course area and has benefited greatly from the reputation of its authors. George Steiner, the father in this father-and-son team, is one of the pioneers in the field. The text includes coverage of all the distinct content areas and is known for its coverage of historical material. Each chapter has three elements; (1) a beginning story to illustrate central themes, (2) explanatory text, and (3) a case study inviting debate about events related to the subject area. One of the most complete on the market, the 10th Edition of Business, Government and Society not only covers the stakeholder theory, but also covers a total of four theoretical models for analyzing the actions and duties of corporations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: A Framework for Studying Business, Government, and Society

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Field

Chapter 2: The Business Environment

Chapter 3: Business Power

Chapter 4: Critics of Business

Part 2: The Nature and Management of Social Responsibility

Chapter 5: Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter 6: Implementing Corporate Social Programs

Part 3: Business Ethics

Chapter 7: Ethics in the Business System

Chapter 8: Making Ethical Decisions in Business

Part 4: Business and Government

Chapter 9: The Government-Business Relationship: An Overview

Chapter 10: Reforming the Regulatory Process

Chapter 11: Business in the Political Process

Part 5: Global Management Issues

Chapter 12: Multinational Corporations and Government Relationships

Chapter 13: Global Trends Affecting the BGS Relationship

Part 6: Pollution and Environment

Chapter 14: Industrial Pollution and Environmental Policy

Chapter 15: Managing Environmental Quality

Part 7: Business and the Consumer

Chapter 16: Consumerism

Part 8: Human Resources

Chapter 17: The Changing Face of Organizational Life

Chapter 18: Civil Rights at Work

Part 9: Corporate Governance

Chapter 19: Reforming Corporate Governance

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