Ethical Dilemmas in the Creative, Cultural and Service Industries enhances professional ethical awareness and supports students' development of skills for ethical decision-making in these growing sectors.
It focusses on the shaping of personal and professional values, and dealing with the moral and ethical issues that (future) professionals may encounter in practice. Including a multitude of varied and interdisciplinary case studies, this textbook adopts an applied ethical approach which enables the student to combine basic ethical theory with relevant and ‘real-life’ cases. Major ethical issues such as CSR, ethical leadership, human rights, fraud, employee rights and duties, new technology and (social) entrepreneurship are addressed.
This will be invaluable reading for students studying tourism, hospitality, leisure, events, marketing, healthcare, logistics, retail and game development. It will also be a suitable resource for in-company training of practitioners already working in this wide range of domains.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Theory: Ethics, Culture, Moral Development and Decision-making in Business Contexts 1. Introduction 2. Ethics and Business 3. Culture, Business and Ethics in a Globalising World 4. Moral Development, Moral Positioning and Ethical Decision-making 5. Ethical Dilemmas and Decision-making Part 2: Application: Ethical Dilemmas in the Creative, Cultural and Service Industries 6. Professional Ethics 7. Organizational Ethics 8. Corporate Social Responsibility 9. Sustainability and Business 10. Human Rights and Business 11. Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation 12. Information Technology and Business
Johan Bouwer is Professor of Ethics in Business and Profession at Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. Formerly he held the positions of Senior Researcher in Meaning and Leisure at the Academy for Leisure, Director of Research, and acting Rector Magnificus at the same university. He received his PhD from the Free University in Amsterdam in 1992. From 1997 to 2008, he was Professor of Spiritual Care in Health Care Institutions at Groningen University and the PThU in Kampen, The Netherlands.