Ethical and Social Perspectives on Global Business Interaction in Emerging Markets

Ethical and Social Perspectives on Global Business Interaction in Emerging Markets

Minwir Al-Shammari (University of Bahrain, Bahrain) and Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 372
ISBN13: 9781466698642|ISBN10: 1466698640|EISBN13: 9781466698659|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9864-2


Societal demands, needs, and perspectives of ethical and socially responsible behavior within business environments are a driving force for corporate self-regulation. As such, executives must consistently work to understand the current definition of ethical business behavior and strive to meet the expectations of the cultures and communities they serve.

Ethical and Social Perspectives on Global Business Interaction in Emerging Markets compiles current research relating to business ethics within developing markets around the world. This timely publication features research on topics essential to remaining competitive in the modern global marketplace, such as corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, consumer behavior understanding, and ethical leadership, and how all of these components attribute to the decision making process in business environments. Business executives and managers, graduate-level students, and academics will find this publication to be essential to their research, professional, and educational needs.

Topics Covered

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

  • Corporate Governance Mechanisms
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cost Relations
  • Decision Making Processes
  • Ethical Consumerism
  • Experiential Markets

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Al-Shammari and Masri present readers with a collection of academic essays and professional perspectives on the interaction between emerging markets around the world and the ethical and social impact of such interactions. The fifteen contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to contextual issues surrounding ethical consumerism; business ethics, decisions, and cost relations; how trust impacts foreign direct investment decisions, the university’s capacity to act as a driver and model of corporate social responsibility, and many other related subjects.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Minwir Al-Shammari is Dean and Professor of Management at the University of Bahrain, College of Business Administration. He holds a PhD in Business Administration (Industrial Management) from University of Glasgow (UK, 1990) and M.S in Industrial Management from Central Missouri State University (USA, 1986). He has been involved for about 25 years in teaching, research, training, and/or consultancy in the areas of operations management, knowledge management, supply chain management, management information systems, business process re-engineering, organization theory, organizational change and development, project management, spreadsheet modeling, management science, and business research methodology. He is the author of the premier reference source: Customer Knowledge Management: People, Processes, and Technology, IGI-Global Publishing, U.S.A. He is the editor of the book: Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies: Social, Organizational, and Cultural Implementation, and the book: Customer-Centric Knowledge Management: Concepts and Applications, IGI Global, USA. Prof Al-Shammari has published more than 30 research papers that have appeared in international refereed journals.
Hatem Masri is an Associate Professor and Director of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation office at the College of Business Administration, in the University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain. He received his PhD in Management in 2004 and Master in Operations Research in 1999 from the University of Tunis, Tunisia. His research interests include multiple objective stochastic programming, supply chain management, financial engineering, and vehicle routing problems. His research has been published in more than 15 international journals (EJOR, ANOR, FSS, IJAR, ...) and funded by the University of Tunis, the University of Nizwa and the University of Bahrain. He is a member of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, IEEE and the Tunisian Decision Aid Society.