For Business Ethics: A Critical Approach

For Business Ethics: A Critical Approach


By (author) Rene Ten Bos, By (author) Martin Parker, By (author) Campbell Jones

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 16mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415311357
  • ISBN 13: 9780415311359
  • Illustrations note: 6 tables, 10line drawings
  • Sales rank: 532,714

Product description

For Business Ethics is a daring adventure into the world of business ethics. It offers a clear and accessible introduction to business ethics and also expands business ethics beyond its current narrow confines. It is ground-breaking in the sense that it invites a distinctively critical approach to business ethics, an approach that the authors argue is part and parcel of ethics. With a thought-provoking glossary and recommendations for further readings, For Business Ethics is an essential purchase for students and practitioners alike. It is at once an introduction to business ethics and a challenge to anyone who wishes to take part in or change contemporary organized society.

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Author information

Campbell Jones is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics at the University of Leicester, UK. Martin Parker is Professor of Organization and Culture at the University of Warwick, UK. He has authored or edited several volumes including For Business Ethics - also available from Routledge. Rene ten Bos is a Professor of Philosophy and Organizational Theory' at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Review quote

'This book is amazing. The field of business ethics has received a wake-up call.' - David Boje, New Mexico State University

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Against Business Ethics 2. Common Sense Business Ethics 3. 'Business Ethics' I: Consequences 4. 'Business Ethics' II: Intentions 5. 'Business Ethics' III: Virtues 6. The Meaning of Ethics 7. Denying Ethics I: Bureaucracy 8. Denying Ethics II: Global Capital 9. Business Ethics Today 10. Conclusion: For Business Ethics