1st Edition

Cosmopolitan Business Ethics
Towards a Global Ethos of Management





ISBN 9781472447081
Published August 31, 2017 by Routledge
224 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In Cosmopolitan Business Ethics: Towards a Global Ethos of Management, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff maps the concept of global business ethics, related to sustainability and corporate governance, via an examination of the major theories of business ethics and the philosophy of management.



The book is based on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and the European tradition, which is applied as the foundation for the analysis of the contemporary European and Anglo-American debate on business ethics in order to formulate an up-to-date theory of global business ethics. The book will compare the different schools of business ethics, corporate citizenship, and the philosophy of management and will address the modern-day issues of sustainability, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder management, and corporate governance, offering insights on how to deal with these international challenges of global economics, the development and protection of human rights, and the environment.



This book proposes a decision-making model for cosmopolitan business ethics as the foundation of management and leadership in dealing with the complexities of globalization. The case studies will address the efforts of businesses to work with global and cosmopolitan business ethics at the levels of maintaining corporate integrity. Both the theoretical argument and case studies presented in the book are based on exchanges with notable business ethicists, philosophers of management, business managers, and public policy-makers.

Table of Contents



Preface



Acknowledgments



Introduction



Themes for cosmopolitan business ethics



Cosmopolitan business ethics as future management science



CHAPTER 1. What is cosmopolitan business ethics?



Business ethics in private and public organizations



Cosmopolitan business ethics and creation of trust



Focus on global social responsibility



Social responsibility in Scandinavia: The inclusive labor market



Business ethics in practice



Business ethics in organization and management



Is business ethics profitable?



The purpose of the programs for ethics and values-driven leadership



CHAPTER 2. Business Ethics in the age of globalization



Ethics and globalization of the market economy



Neoliberalism, competition states, and globalization



Strengths and weaknesses of globalization



Social responsibility as risk management



Values and globalization



International codes of ethics and codes of conduct



International business ethics as a first dimension of cosmopolitan business ethics



Caux Round Table Principles: Guidelines for global ethics



CHAPTER 3. What are values?



Values in the late modern society



Business Ethics in experience society



Values in business organizations



Values-driven management as a strategic management communication



Values and values-driven management



Requirements for an ethical culture in the organization



Values-driven leadership, ethics, and organization theory



Code of conduct for leadership in the public sector



Organization, perceptions, values, and ethics



Different theoretical approaches to values-driven management



CHAPTER 4 Values-driven management in practice



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Biography

Jacob Dahl Rendtorff is Senior Associate Professor of Responsibility, Ethics and Legitimacy of Corporations at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University, Denmark. Rendtorff is Member of the Executive Committee of EBEN (European Business Ethics Network), a Member of the Academy of Management, and European Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics Education. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Europe and the United States and has published several books.