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.
'Offers an extensive and probing ethical analysis of economic globalisation. This innovative and highly informative book on globalisation and business ethics will set the tone for the debate on this important issue in the coming years, and will be an invaluable source of information for everyone committed to the global economic responsibilities of businesses and governments.' Ron Jeurissen, Nyenrode Business Universiteit/ European Institute for Business Ethics, The Netherlands