Globalization has become a common phenomenon, yet one that many people experience as a threat not only to their economic existence, but also to their cultural and moral self-image. This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a theoretical overview of how business ethics deals with the phenomenon of globalization. The authors first examine the origins and development of globalization and its interaction with business ethics, before discussing the impact on and role of national and multinational corporations. The book goes on to examine the relationship between industrialized and developing countries, and explores the place of ethics in globalized markets.
Karl Homann is Professor and Chair for Philosophy and Economics at the University of Munich, Germany. Peter Koslowski is Professor of Philosophy, especially Philosophy of Management and Organizations and History of Philosophy, at the Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Christoph Luetge is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, and Chair for Philosophy and Economics at the University of Munich, Germany.