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Business Ethics

Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

Fourth Edition

Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten

December 2015

ISBN: 9780199697311

632 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £44.99

Taking an international perspective Business Ethics covers the complex and fascinating ethical challenges faced by businesses from across the globe. Their experiences are described in detail and students are provided with the concepts, tools, and theories needed to analyse the issues raised and develop their own decision-making skills.

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Taking an international perspective Business Ethics covers the complex and fascinating ethical challenges faced by businesses from across the globe. Their experiences are described in detail and students are provided with the concepts, tools, and theories needed to analyse the issues raised and develop their own decision-making skills.

  • Explores throughout the text - in the context of business ethics - the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions: globalization, sustainability, and corporate citizenship
  • Offers an accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative, ensuring the text is engaging for students new to the subject
  • Provides a truly global approach including a strong European perspective as well as examples from emerging economics and all around the world
  • Focuses on skills, such as key decision-making skills, through in-text features including Skill Checks, Think Theory boxes, and Key Concept boxes
  • Features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice, including Ethics on Screen, Ethics Online, and Ethics in Action
  • Includes a comprehensive set of web resources for both instructors and students, including the Crane and Matten website and blog - a unique opportunity for ongoing interactive exchange with the authors

New to this edition

  • Extended coverage of SMEs and social enterprise, world religions and business ethics, whistleblowing and personal decision-making
  • Updated cases, examples, and vignettes throughout featuring recent cases that have raised complex ethical issues including the News International phone-hacking scandal, the ethical challenges presented by social media, and changes to banking regulations to avert another financial crisis
  • Extended coverage of Asian, Arabian, Latin American, and African perspectives on the ethical debates and dilemmas faced by businesses in their regions
  • New in-text features highlight the business skills covered in each chapter
  • Enhanced resources on the website including, for students, related video links for each chapter, a careers advice section, all EoS have been updated to feature a new recent film, to help engage students with business ethics through the very latest cultural coverage, and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions

About the Author(s)

Andrew Crane, George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics and Director Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business , Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, and Dirk Matten, Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

Professor Andrew Crane is the George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics and Director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, 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 Düsseldorf 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: Makind Decisions in Business Ethics: Descriptive Ethical Theories
    5: Managing Business Ethics: Tools and Techniques of Part B: Business Ethics Management
    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

Reviews

I am already a fan; I think it's the best around. Efforts have been made to update [the new edition] fully and I like the deployment of ethical dilemmas. - John Batemman, University of Sussex

Written by two leading voices in the global debate on business ethics and corporate responsibility, this book has set new standards since since its first edition and is still by far the best book on business ethics available on the market. Simply a must read. - Guido Palazzo, University of Lausanne

Additional Resources

This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which provides:

Student resources
- Additional case study web links
- Additional 'Ethics in Action' web links
- Additional 'Ethics on Screen' web links
- Useful ethics web links
- Further reading
- Link to Crane & Matten blog and feeds from new blogs
- 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
- Video links
- 'Ethics careers' section for students

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
· Test bank
· Sample course outline for instructors specifying course aims, student skills, weekly subjects and key readings

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