ISBN 9780749473952,Global Business Ethics Responsible Decision Making in an International Context

Global Business Ethics Responsible Decision Making in an International Context



Kogan Page Limited

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780749473952

ISBN-10 0749473959


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

Global Business Ethics takes a fresh look at one of the key foundations of business: the need to conduct business responsibly, sustainably and within a sound ethical framework. In an increasingly globalized market, businesses must come to grips with operating across diverse legal jurisdictions and cultures. Corporate social responsibility, sustainability and acting ethically are all accepted business aims, but their meaning and implementation in a global context is far less clear-cut. Global Business Ethics cuts through the confusion to provide a coherent basis for ethical decision-making within the complications of the international business landscape. Underpinned by theory and including worked-through examples of ethical dilemmas and their solutions, this textbook will guide the reader beyond theory to real-world business decisions. Practical tools such as decision-trees and suggested principles to apply in dilemma situations give readers the skills and confidence to tackle the ethical challenges they face in business. A unique working code of ethics is provided as a model with guidance to readers for adaptation and implementation. Covering all the major theories of ethics, including an examination of the role of quantification of ethics, Global Business Ethics demonstrates how their principles can be applied to inform better business decisions. A chapter on the legal aspects of ethics provides clear guidance on the complex relationship between law and ethics in the international business environment, covering such topics as the reconciliation of Sharia law with Western precepts. The final part takes an in-depth look at the practical application of ethics in business life, and advice on avoiding and solving ethical problems your organization may face.