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This volume explores corporate governance from three perspectives: a traditional economic, a philosophical, and an integrated business ethics perspective. Corporate governance has enjoyed a long tradition in the English-speaking world of management sciences. Following its traditional understanding it is defined as leadership and control of a firm with the aim of securing the long-term survival and viability of that firm. But recent business scandals and financial crises continue to provide ample cause for concern and have all fuelled interest in the ethical aspects. As a result, corporate governance has been criticized by many social groups. Economic sciences have failed to provide a clear definition of the corporate governance concept. Complexity increases if we embed the economic approach of corporate governance in a philosophical context. This book seeks to define the concept by examining its economic, philosophical and business ethics foundations.This volume: Brings together leading international researchers in the field Is published within the well-known Ethical Economy, Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy series; Reunites philosophical and economic ideas of corporate governance.
Corporate social responsibility is becoming rapidly embedded into the strategic planning and operational processes of all organizations, while at the same time our understanding of what is meant by this phenomenon continues to develop and to be extended beyond the domain of the corporate into that of all other organizations. Academics have responded to this by embedding CSR into the curricula of their respective institutions. Practice, however, differs throughout the world and this book is designed to explore these different practices in order to develop suggestions about what might be best practice and to consider the respective benefits of develop the curriculum in this manner.
This edition thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision making. Using a proven managerial framework, this accessible, applied text addresses the overall concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics programs--helping readers see how ethics can be integrated into key strategic business decisions.