Business Ethics for a Sustainable Society. Conquering the Corporate Frankenstein

Author: Cory, Jacques
Year:2009
Pages:760
ISBN:0-7734-3848-3
978-0-7734-3848-4
Price:249.95
This book empirically and theoretically covers the three main facets of Business Ethics, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Globalization. In spite of its critical attitude, the book conveys a message of optimism; despite the economic problems that engulf world economy there is a means to overcome the dangers of collapse.

Reviews

“. . . a ‘casebook’ of an original nature, [this work] blends business experience with a solid creed in the dysfunction of the current neo-liberal system, illustrating the author’s conviction with real cases that make his message easier to understand and to transfer.” – Prof. Henri-Claude de Bettignies, INSEAD

“The book is brilliant, witty and enlightening, sometimes even provocative, and with captivating examples of case studies and analyses of literature, history and economics in business, it illustrates the different concepts and themes to the reader in a fluent, accessible and compelling language.” – Zeev Nahari, Bank Leumi

“. . . will enable one to challenge the common thought on the objectives of economic organizations in society . . . Ideally, this knowledge and discussion may bring about a change in the way that junior & senior managers operate in business and society.” – Prof. Itzhak Saporta, Tel Aviv University

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWORD - THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
INTRODUCTION - PROFITABILITY AND BUSINESS ETHICS
THE CONTEXT OF THE ECONOMIC WHIRL AND THE FOUNDATION OF A NEW SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
THE WAVES OF THE ECONOMIC WHIRL
INEFFICIENT AND EFFICIENT WAYS ATTEMPTING TO OVERCOME THE ECONOMIC WHIRL
THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATION OF BUSINESS ETHICS
FROM JEROME KERVIEL TO THE INSTITUTE OF ETHICS, ETHICAL PLANNING AND SCREENING
BUSINESS ETHICS FROM THE PROPHET AMOS AND THE BIBLE TO PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ

PART I: LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY AND WHISTLEBLOWERS

PART II: ETHICS IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, THE STOCK EXCHANGE AND BANKING

PART III: ETHICS, CORRUPTION, WRONGDOING AND STAKEHOLDERS

Part IV: TRUST, TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS

PART V: SUSTAINABILITY, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACTIVISM: INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL, HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL AND BUSINESS GOALS

PART VI: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ETHICS AND GLOBALIZATION

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