Business Ethics: An Organization Systems Approach to Designing Ethical Organizations provides theoretical and practical information to help create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. The text offers ways to design organizations that reinforce ethical behavior and reduce risks. It's organized based on an "Optimal Ethics Systems Model" which includes ethical job candidates, decision making, training, officers and hotlines, leadership, work goals and performance appraisals, environmental management, and community outreach.
Early chapters present types of ethical issues organizations face, history of government regulation, the importance and extent of codes of ethics and conduct, an ethical decision-making framework, and the importance and extent of managing the natural environment and being a good corporate citizen - as well as new ideas and models. In addition, Collins provides a much broader array of best practices in business ethics to immediately implement many of the management techniques.