1st Edition

Business With a Conscience
A Research Companion

Edited By

Joan Marques

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ISBN 9780367688820
December 8, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
488 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Practicing business with a conscience leaves no sector untouched. It trickles into how we treat our employees, approach our work in general, address stakeholders, engage in accounting, financial, and production management practices, implement and manage information technology, communicate on a direct and indirect basis, and market what we stand for. Business has encountered an interesting evolution in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, with social media as a catalyst toward greater understanding regarding the critical value of soft skills, workplace diversity, change readiness, moral responsibility, sustainable awareness, and a general socially responsible mind-set. This amalgamate spirit of business as we envision it in the near and far future has found its way in all segments of business education, research, and practice.

Adhering to the global trend of increased responsibility and evoking a constructive change in the narrative of business, this Research Companion serves as a critical reference work to business scholars and practitioners in various settings. It brings together contributing scholars from multiple business areas, from a variety of cultures and locations of the world, in order to achieve a reference work that will find expansive appeal. Including insights from the broad business spectrum ranging from internal managerial practices to strategic applications, including international sensitivity, this volume highlights the urgency for increased awareness in business decision-making on all fronts.

It will be of great value to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of corporate social responsibility, business ethics, leadership, organizational studies, and entrepreneurship.

Table of Contents

PART I: Leadership and Organizational Behavior with a Conscience 

1. Conscious Leadership: Considering Internal and External Stakeholders

Joan Marques

2. Responsible Leadership under Oneness: Conscious Parts and Conscientious Wholes

Duysal Aşkun Çelik, Alex Fong 

3. Inspiring Soft Skills as a Conscious Choice

Debra Dean 

4. Business Without Conscience

Clive R. Boddy, Benedict Sheehy, Brendon Murphy 

5. A Human-Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Alentina Vardanyan 

6. Nurturing Workplace Diversity with a Conscience: A Path toward Inclusion and Excellence for African Americans

Shona G. Smith, Ariane Froidevaux 

7. Advancing Workplace Diversity: Weathering the Storm to Create a Path toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lisa T. Toler 

8. An Eastern Approach to Moral Development

Ravi Subramaniam 

9. The role of religious common good traditions in fostering humanistic leadership

George Gotsis, Aikaterini Grimani 

10. Light and Shadow: A Biblical Juxtaposition of Toxic and Ethical Leadership

Joseph Dominick Martinez, Meghan N. Rivers, and W. David Winner

PART II: Strategic and International Management with a Conscience 

11. Conscious Value Creation in Global Value Chains

Anoosha Makka 

12. Finding Unity in Diversity: Conscience in Business Literature and Practice

Christiane Molina 

13. Responsible Innovation Principles

Isaac Wanasika 

14. Disentangling the Professional and Political in the (Post)Modern Workplace

Sean Eddington, Caitlyn Jarvis 

15. Segmenting Mixed Markets: A Model and Evidence from Microfinance

Sarah E. Wolfolds 

16. How Mexican Companies Contribute to Human Development

Anabella Davila 

17. Advancing Socially Responsible Strategies Through Earned Social Media

Catalin Pavel, Greg R. Bell 

18. Supporting Business Ethics and Sustainability: A Relational Perspective on Conscience

Sheldene Simola 

19. Exploring Business Conscience

Thomas Anyanje Senaji, Victor Senaji Anyanje, Jacqueline Rose Anyango 

20. Open Collaboration and Digital Technologies in the Context of Environmental Innovations

Luis Francisco Miranda, Claudio Cruz Cázares, Vanessa Pertuz, Minna Saunila 

21. Adult-Learning Motivations, Hindrances, and Aspirational HRD Effectiveness Based on Cooperative Learning Models

Meghan N. Rivers, W. David Winner 

22. Reflective teaching in the virtual workplace in higher education: The strategy for the development of conscious lean educational leadership in India

Moitreyee Paul, Lalatendu Kesari Jena

PART III: Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship 

23. Internal and External Qualities Needed to Transition from Social Entrepreneurship to System Entrepreneurship

Pamela Kay Caldwell, Oluseye David Akintunde 

24. Stakeholder Protection and Valuation Effects

Koushikee Dutta, Kirk Ring 

25. Calculation, Responsiveness, and Conscience in CSR and Social Entrepreneurship

Duane Windsor 

26. Caregiving Weighing on the Conscience of Business: Organizational Caregiving for the Family Caregiver

Brian Murray 

27. Managing the commercial-social paradox with different forms of organizing

Susanna L. M. Chui, Nazha Gali 

28. Nature, Life and Economy: The Quest for Conscience Business Practice

Anannya Deb Roy, Goutam Saha 

29. The Effects of Credence Goods and Country Development on the CSP-CFP Relationship Through Revenue Mediation

Renee Pesor, Kristiina Esop, Alar Kein, Mari Kooskora 

30. When Positive Psychology and CSR Collide: Emerging and Prospective Research in Positive CSR

Austin Chia, Margaret Kern 

31. Narratives of Sustainable Life: In Pursuit of Conscience Business

Sharmistha Banerjee, Nagma Sahi Ansari, Anannya Deb Roy 

32. When Business Means Inclusion: Social Cooperatives in Poland - Their Essence, Ethos and Practice

Agnieszka Smrokowska-Reichmann, Edyta Janus 

33. Strategic and International Management with Conscience: A case of Kenya/Africa

Kennedy Muema Musyoka, Anne W. Njagi, Catherine Wanza 

34. The Sensemaking of Confucian Entrepreneur on the Ambidexterity of Business

Xuanwei Cao 

35. Where Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Merge

Joan Marques

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Joan Marques is a Professor of Management, and currently serves as Dean at Woodbury University’s School of Business in Burbank, California, USA.