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Current Issues in Business Ethics

Edited By

Peter W. F. Davies





ISBN 9780415124508
Published March 24, 1997 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Current Issues in Business Ethics analyzes the questions which underlie business activities, arguing that the prime object for a legitimate business must be sustainability. It also looks at the issues between individuals and business and asks whether businesses can support their employees as an alternative to family and church. Finally it assesses the impact of most recent trends in business looking at:
* the activities of multinational companies
* the changing gender balance
* privatization
* the loss of power of the trade unions.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I Macro Issues; Chapter 1 Business Philosophy, Peter W. F. Davies; Chapter 2 Whose Business is it Anyway?, Raff Carmen, Marek Lubelski; Chapter 3 Corporate Governance and Ethics, Philip Stiles; Chapter 4 Business and its Social Responsibility, Andrew Wilson; Part II Micro Issues; Chapter 5 The Business Organisation, Simon Webley; Chapter 6 The Psychological Contract, Keith Pheby; Chapter 7 Acting Professionally, Jane Pritchard; Chapter 8 Codes of Ethics, Iain Munro; Chapter 9 Whistleblowing and its Alternatives, Angela Peek; Part III Some Current Trends and their Impact on Business Ethics; Chapter 10 Business Ethics and the Activities of Multinationals, William A. Bain; Chapter 11 Business Ethics and the Changing Gender Balance, Heather Clark, Jim Barry; Chapter 12 Privatised Ethics, Stephen Brigley, Peter Vass; Chapter 13 Trade Unions and Ethics, Patrick Flood, Philip Stiles;

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Biography

Peter Davies is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Business Ethics at Buckinghamshire College. He was a founder member of COPE (the Centre for Organisational and Professional Ethics) with Brunel University.