Business Ethics: New Challenges in a Globalized World provides a comprehensive account of the challenges facing businesses as they pursue global business activities. The importance of business ethics as an academic subject and business priority has increased significantly, as companies have increasingly been placed in the moral spotlight by shareholders, consumers, employees and governments. The growing complexities of the global economy demand a broader and a deeper view of business ethics than that offered by current management approaches that focus on reforming corporate behaviour. This book places business ethics in a richer contextual setting, focusing on the challenges that business must now confront, such as inequality, financial risk, migrant labour, climate change and human rights, and exploring how these challenges can be met by a rethinking of business models, goals and strategies.
Key benefits: * Up-to-date overview of ethical issues in an international business context * Includes lively cases and examples from emerging economies which bring the subject to life * Encourages critical thinking skills in students Janet Morrison, now retired, was a senior lecturer in strategic and international management at Sunderland University Business School, UK 'Business Ethics: New Challenges in a Globalised World offers a practical look at the issues under consideration, and will contribute to a student gaining real insight and entering into critical dialogue on the topic of ethics in international business. Students using this text will be reminded of the fact that ethical issues are broader and deeper than we would like to think, and are encouraged to work out for themselves what they might do, or what they think others should do, in less than clear-cut situations.' - Andrea McLachlan, University of Waikato, New Zealand 'This book discusses the legal, social, political and international issues that set the context for some of the great ethical challenges we face in the world today.
The integration of real life case studies and ethical theory provides practical application that will enable students to gain a much broader understanding of the issues involved.' - Carole Parkes, Aston University, UK 'Introducing a topic as complex and as widely discussed as business ethics is a very difficult task. However, Morrison succeeds in presenting a concise and well-written account of the field and its current issues. The book is a particularly good read for undergraduate students who want to be introduced to the field of business ethics.' - Berend van der Kolk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 'This is an expertly written textbook. I am impressed by the international outlook of the book, the clear writing style and the excellent contemporary cases and examples' Marianna Fotaki, Warwick Business School, UK