This title covers many basic philosopical ethical concpets while tracing the historical background on ethics as a field. The authors move on to explain the significance of ethics for modern business and promote the advancement of business ethics as field and practice.
This title covers many basic philosophical ethical concepts while tracing the historical background on ethics as a field. The authors move on to explain the significance of ethics for modern business and promote the advancement of business ethics as field and practice. The title tracks global developments such as the growing emphasis on triple bottom line reporting and socio-economic implications of corporate governance frameworks while addressing problems particularly relevant to the southern African context such as managing issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It also offers practical guidance in the form of step by step strategies that managers can follow when faced with ethical dilemmas or when confronted with the tasks of formulating codes of ethics and institutionalising ethics within corporations.
Table of contents
Definitions and distinctions: Key concepts and important distinctions; different approaches to business ethics. The ethics of business: Dispelling the myths; the ethics of business; the business care for business ethics. Ethical decision-making in business: Descriptive ethics; prescriptive ethics; meta-ethics. Ethics in managing business: Rational interaction for moral sensitivity; HIV/AIDS; affirmative action; worker participation. Ethics in managing business; building trust with ethics; fighting fraud with ethics; unlocking human potential with ethics; pre-empting whistle-blowing with ethics. Managing ethics in business; a corporate governance framework for managing ethics; determining ethical risk; codifying ethical standards; institutionalising ethics; reporting ethical performance.
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