International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities

International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities

Ruth Wolf (Bar Ilan University, Israel) and Theodora Issa (Curtin University, Australia)
Release Date: December, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781466674196|ISBN10: 1466674199|EISBN13: 9781466674202|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7419-6

Description

In the modern business environment, companies strive to create a sense of moral obligation within their employees in an effort to foster a concern for social welfare and justice among global organizations. Despite the efforts of managers and directors, many companies continue to find it difficult to overcome the moral dilemmas of the corporate sector.

International Business Ethics and Growth Opportunities presents the necessary methods and resources for managers and directors to be successful in leading their corporations in a responsible and morally conscious manner. Examining the dangers of unethical behavior, this book provides the strategies and tools for proper management to encourage company strength and success. This publication is an essential resource for academicians, researchers, officials, post-graduate students, and professionals in the fields of business and business education interested in ethical decision making on the individual and company level.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Markets
  • Emerging Economies
  • Global Expansion
  • Industry Management
  • Moral Decision Making
  • Organizational Justice
  • Workplace Inequality

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of business management look at ethics, managers, and management; ethical organization, economic growth, and culture; the unique spirit of ethical management; ethical training, challenges, and leadership; and ethics and codes: developing, emerging, and developed countries.

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This book presents the necessary methods and resources for managers and directors to be successful in leading their corporations in a responsible and morally conscious manner. Examining the dangers of unethical behavior, this book provides the strategies and tools for proper management to encourage company strength and success. This publication is an essential resource for academicians, researchers, officials, post-­graduate students, and professionals in the fields of business and business education interested in ethical decision making on the individual and company level.

– Academy of Management Newsletter, Summer 2015

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Dedication
Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
Table of Contents
Preface
Ruth Wolf, Theodora Issa
Acknowledgment
Ruth Wolf, Theodora Issa
Chapter 1
Harvey S. James Jr.
Promoting ethical behavior in business requires an understanding of why and when seemingly good people do unethical things. Research on this issue... Sample PDF
Why Do Good People Do Bad Things in Business?: Lessons from Research for Responsible Business Managers
$37.50
Chapter 2
Andrea Dörries
A crucial aspect of a fair allocation of scarce resources in hospital is the close cooperation of hospital executives and physicians. This chapter... Sample PDF
A Matter of Justice: Building Trust among Hospital Managers and Physicians
$37.50
Chapter 3
Christian L. van Tonder
Corporate disasters arising from ethical failures have irreversibly eroded the public's trust in organisations. Predictably, executives'... Sample PDF
Windows on Corporate Ethics: The Organisation and Change
$37.50
Chapter 4
Dirk Lanzerath
This chapter demonstrates the relation between business ethics and human flourishing. It argues that a business's contribution to human... Sample PDF
Ethics in Business and Human Flourishing: Integrating Economy in Life
$37.50
Chapter 5
Laxmikant Manroop, Jennifer Harrison
This chapter examines ways in which organizations can build and promote an ethical culture. This chapter is divided in four sections. Firstly, the... Sample PDF
The Ethics Portfolio: Building and Promoting Ethical Culture in an Organization
$37.50
Chapter 6
Galit Berenstok, Ishak Saporta
This chapter proposes a rational-pluralistic model for decision making in organizations. The authors developed this model as a potential solution to... Sample PDF
The Moral Limitations of the Rational-Monistic Model: A Revision of the Concept of Rationality and Rational Action
$37.50
Chapter 7
Ruth Wolf
The purpose of this chapter is to provide managers and employees with ways to internalize ethical behavior in a company. One of the ways to... Sample PDF
Self-Awareness: A Way to Promote Ethical Management
$37.50
Chapter 8
Jennifer A. Griffith, Thomas A. Zeni, Genevieve Johnson
Modern organizational leaders must rise to the challenge of making both ethically sound decisions as well as traditional fiscal decisions in order... Sample PDF
Utilizing Emotions for Ethical Decision Making in Leadership
$37.50
Chapter 9
Hélène de Burgh-Woodman, Amitav Saha, Kimera Somasundram, Angela Torrisi
In an era that has seen events involving ethical misconduct by prominent business leaders, there is renewed attention around the issue of how and... Sample PDF
Sowing the Seeds for Ethical Business Leadership through Business Education
$37.50
Chapter 10
David Cramm, Ronel Erwee
This chapter aims to discuss the divergent views of 102 practitioners and academics about business ethics competencies and potential implications... Sample PDF
Business Ethics Competencies: Controversies, Contexts, and Implications for Business Ethics Training
$37.50
Chapter 11
Zhanna Bagdasarov, Alexandra E. MacDougall, James F. Johnson, Michael D. Mumford
The case-based approach to learning and instruction has been employed across multiple disciplines, including ethics education, and advocated for its... Sample PDF
In Case You Didn't Know: Recommendations for Case-Based Ethics Training
$37.50
Chapter 12
Ana-Maria Pascal
This chapter explores the moral aspects of commercial deals that allegedly democratic governments enter into with foreign investors. These are... Sample PDF
Business Ethics is Socio-Political, or Not at All: The Case of Roşia Montana
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Chapter 13
Gil Avnimelech, Yaron Zelekha
There is a consensus that corruption may result in high societal costs. A growing body of research reveals the negative effects of corruption on a... Sample PDF
The Impact of Corruption on Entrepreneurship
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About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ruth Wolf is an expert on ethics and approaching ethical dilemmas. Ruth is a veteran of academia (for over 26 years) and has built curriculums in the fields of ethics and ethics teaching in various academic and legal frameworks in Israel. In addition, Ruth is an active advisor to industry and business officials in their efforts to implement to business ethics codes and values within the organizations and management. Ruth is a senior lecturer of ethics and business administration in both the Economics Department and the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Israel. Ruth has also taught in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and additional academic institutions. Ruth is a prolific publisher of more than 60 articles in the fields of ethics, CSR, business ethics, ethical education, mediation, and more. Ruth has also published numerous literature books and a professional-academic book, along with her editorial work of several international journals. The recent of which is Ethics is Good for Business (Mass, 2008). Moreover, Ruth practices as a professional business mediator.
Theodora Issa is a multi-award winner, and a Senior Lecturer at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia. A visiting professor at a European Business School, she developed teaching material and facilitates a unit on Sustainable Development Business Strategies for Master of International Business students. Currently, Theodora is conducting her post-doctoral research on ethical mindsets, spirituality, and aesthetics, and currently working on a manuscript for a book on Ethical Mindsets: A Comparative Study. Theodora’s research is published in credible peer-reviewed journals. Theodora is one of the Webmasters of her community's Website http://soca.cjb.net (since 1995) and is one of the editors of the weekly bulletin since 1995 that is currently available online under URL http://noohro.cjb.net. Since 2012, Theodora is an active member at the World Council of Churches on behalf her church (a) delegate, 2012, (b) member of Central Committee 2013, and (c) member of Education and Ecumenical Formation Commission.

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