1st Edition

Business With a Conscience A Research Companion

Edited By Joan Marques Copyright 2022
    512 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    512 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 aiding greater understanding and improvement regarding the critical value of soft skills, workplace diversity, change readiness, moral responsibility, sustainable awareness, and a general socially responsible mindset. This amalgamate spirit of business as we envision it in both 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 for 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 the compilation of a reference work that will find an 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.

    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


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