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Business Ethics : Japan and the Global Economy - Thomas W. Dunfee

Business Ethics

Japan and the Global Economy

By: Thomas W. Dunfee (Editor), Yukimasa Nagayasu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780792324270
Number Of Pages: 276

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Business Ethics: Japan and the Global Economy presents a multicultural perspective of global business ethics with special emphasis on Japanese viewpoints. In contrast to the typical business ethics book written primarily from the viewpoint of Western culture and economy, the majority of the work is by Asian scholars, providing an historical overview of the religious, scientific and cultural phenomena which converged to create modern Japanese business ethics. Perspectives from socioeconomics, sociology, social contract and applied business ethics contribute to the analysis of moral issues. A new Japanese approach to moral science, Moralogy, is introduced and its implications for phenomena such as the Keiretsu system are explored. Concurrently, prominent Western ethicists explore the role of moral language and the implications of Kantian ethics and contractarian approaches for developing universal moral standards.
Because Japan is an economic superpower, it is critical to understand the hidden economic culture, work ethic, and way of thinking in business. We must realize these are the results of an integration of historical factors, such as Shintoism, Buddhism, Confuctianism and modern Western science and technology. Business Ethics: Japan and the Global Economy provides philosophical and anthropological analyses of the Japanese economic mind, departing from previous stereotyped approaches. Theoretical discussions based upon social contract theory are presented in order to build ethical norms with cross-cultural activity for multinational economic activities. From such a universal stance, practical proposals are presented to transnationalize the Keiretsu system and other Japanese economic institutions.

List of Figures, Diagrams and Tables
Note on the Contributors
Global Business Ethics and Japanese Economic Morality An Introduction and Overviewp. 3
Business Ethics: A Japanese Viewp. 23
The Role of Ethics in International Businessp. 63
Globalization and Business Values in the Asian-Pacific Regionp. 81
International Business, A Universal Morality and the Challenge of Nationalismp. 95
The Language of International Corporate Ethicsp. 115
What is Business Ethics?p. 133
A Japanese Perspective of the Transformation of Modern Civilizationsp. 153
Business Ethics in the Global Agep. 173
The Ideals of Moralogical Managementp. 189
Business Ethics and Corporate Strategy in Japanp. 209
The Japanese Tradition of Economic Ethicsp. 219
The Japanese View of Business and Workp. 231
Economic Development and Ethics in Japan - A Historical Perspectivep. 255
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ISBN: 9780792324270
ISBN-10: 0792324277
Series: Issues in Business Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.3