Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization


By (author) Andrew Crane, By (author) Dirk Matten

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 648 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 242mm x 30mm | 1,379g
  • Publication date: 20 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199564337
  • ISBN 13: 9780199564330
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 80 figures; 12 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 52,917

Product description

Business Ethics is a lively and engaging textbook that tackles one of the most pressing issues facing business today: how to be a good corporate citizen in a complex multiple stakeholder world. It covers the foundations of business ethics and applies these concepts to each of the corporation's major stakeholders. Written from a truly international perspective, it explains the ethical challenges faced by business in different parts of the globe, and provides the tools and concepts necessary to understand and deal with ethical problems effectively wherever you are in the world. It is the only text on the market that fully considers the implications of three major ethical challenges facing business: corporate citizenship, globalization, and sustainability. This third edition offers fully integrated global perspectives, including increased coverage of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The book has been thoroughly updated and includes new content on climate change, water issues, financial markets, private equity, social enterprise, and global religions. The authors offer a wealth of new cases and examples as well as updates of old favourites including BAE, BP, Diageo, McDonald's, Greenpeace, and Siemens. Among the unique learning features included in the book are 'Ethics on Screen' boxes that describe recent movies involving business ethics issues, and 'Ethics online' - a new feature that provides cutting edge insight into the use of social media and online tools for understanding and participating in business ethics. Further links and web resources are also provided on the book's dedicated Online Resource Centre. Online Resource Centre Student resources - Additional case study web links - Additional 'Ethics in Action' web links - Additional 'Ethics on Screen' web links - Useful ethics web links - Further reading - Link to Crane & Matten blog - Think Theory Answers - short responses to the 'Think Theory' features that are currently in the text - Trailers of movies featured in the Ethics on Screen boxes Lecturer resources: - Teaching notes for case studies - Teaching notes for 'Ethical Dilemmas' - Teaching notes for 'Ethics in Action' - Teaching notes for 'Ethics on Screen' - PowerPoint slides - Think Theory Answers - short responses to the 'Think Theory' features that are currently in the text - Crane and Matten 'Case Bank' - cases no longer in book will be provided on the ORC for use by instructors - Additional Week 1 PowerPoint slides with details of book, ORC, and blog

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Author information

Professor Dirk Matten is Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He has a PhD and the Habilitation from Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf in Germany. He has taught the subject at universities in Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. His work is published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies.

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Crane & Matten is a gem among Business Ethics texts. The authors have a clear and conversational writing style, a critical and yet open-minded perspective on issues, and a truly global vantage point, rare among competitors. Moreover, the vignettes, cases and ethics online and onscree n features are current and hip, offering significant depth and also broad appeal to students. Be sure to engage students with the accompanying blog by the authors; with charm, insight and wit, Crane and Matten are undoubtedly the rock stars of the Business Ethics world! Lynne Andersson, Associate Professor, Business, Society and Ethics, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia. This is the best textbook I have ever used in 16 years as an academic. Dr Arthur Shacklock, Griffith University, Australia. This is a textbook with a clear and theoretically well grounded structure. It goes beyond a typical American or European approach and deals with crucial global challenges for business in different countries and regions around the world - in a lively and objective manner with easy access to abundant web resources for both instructors and students. The authors' approach to explaining and teaching business ethics in a truly global context is an astounding achievement! George Enderle, John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of International Business Ethics, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, USA. Providing compelling arguments through the adoption of an international perspective and presenting an enlightening taxonomy of stakeholder-specific ehtical challenges, Crane and Matten are at the forefront of the recent move beyond simplistic views of how business ethics should be interpreted and integrated into corporate behaviour at the different levels and across boundaries. Francesco Perrini, Full Professor of Strategic Management, SIF Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, Bocconi University. Crane & Matten is the clear market leader. The clarity of writing, number and length of cases, and the European perspective set it apart. Dr Simon Brooks, University of Glamorgan Crane and Matten offer an integrated, theory-oriented introduction into the whole area of business ethics. In my opinion, there is no other textbook available that offers a similarly comprehensive overview and introduction. Stefan Schwarzkopf, Copenhagen Business School The range of pedagogical features are very useful when teaching with this text. Crane & Matten is also well supported through a website; the provision of lecturer support notes is most useful in teaching practice. The authors clearly have a great deal of experience and a good 'feel' for the learning capabilities and teaching approaches that will engage today's' students. Richard Warren, Manchester Metropolitan University Crane & Matten is contemporary, covering relevant and topical issues relating to business ethics. The writing is very accessible and the text contains some great innovations such as the Ethics on Screen boxes. Mike Marinetto, University of Cardiff Written by two leading voices in the global debate on business ethics and corporate responsibility, this book has set new standards since its first edition and it is still by far the best book on business ethics available on the market. Simply a must read. Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland This book is much more than a book. It is an invitation to dialogue and individual inquiry. It invites readers to understand Business Ethics not from a normative, generic and abstract perspective, but in a manner that is open and sensitive to the diversity of its approaches. And in doing so, it invites them to construct their own views on the matter. Josep Lozano, ESADE Business School, Spain.

Table of contents

PART A: UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ETHICS ; 1. Introducing business ethics ; 2. Framing business ethics: corporate responsibility, stakeholders, and citizenship ; 3. Evaluating business ethics: normative ethical theories ; 4. Making decisions in business ethics: descriptive ethical theories ; 5. Managing business ethics: tools and techniques of business ethics management ; PART B: CONTEXTUALIZING BUSINESS ETHICS: THE CORPORATE CITIZEN AND ITS STAKEHOLDERS ; 6. Shareholders and business ethics ; 7. Employees and business ethics ; 8. Consumers and business ethics ; 9. Suppliers, competitors, and business ethics ; 10. Civil society and business ethics ; 11. Government, regulation, and business ethics ; 12. Conclusions and future perspectives