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The Ethics of Business in a Global Economy : Issues in Business Ethics - Paul M. Minus

The Ethics of Business in a Global Economy

Issues in Business Ethics

By: Paul M. Minus (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1993
ISBN: 9780792393344
Number Of Pages: 154

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Paul M. Minus Overview The papers gathered in this volume were first presented for reflection and discussion at a landmark event in March 1992. The International Conference on the Ethics of Business in a Global Economy, held in Columbus, Ohio, brought together over 300 participants from twenty-two nations in six continents. This was the most geographically diverse body of leaders ever assembled to consider issues of ethics in business. Approximately two-thirds of them were business executives; the others came mainly from the fields of education and religion. Knowing the context from which this book emerged will help readers understand its composition and content. As can be quickly seen, the fourteen authors who have contributed to it come from different areas of the world and from different fields of endeavor. One finds, first, essays on the book's central theme by business leaders from four nations. Next there are analyses of three key topics by scholars active in the fields of economics and ethics. Then come statements by practitioners of four major world religions on the relevance of their respective traditions to the ethics of business. Finally there are six brief case studies prepared by two business ethicists about specific ethical issues arising in international business. The authors address different facets of one of the most dramatic new facts of our time: the globalization of business. With many corporations now operating around the world and others planning a significant expansion of markets, this development is destined to accelerate in coming decades.

Introductionp. 1
Business Perspectives
The Ethical Challenge to Business in a New Era for Market Economiesp. 11
Ethics in Business - A European Approachp. 21
The Ethics of Business - An Asian Approachp. 35
Ethics in Business - A North American Approachp. 41
Academic Perspectives
Does Business Ethics Make Economic Sense?p. 53
When in Rome, Do...What? International Business and Cultural Relativismp. 67
Developing Ethical Standards for International Business: What Roles for Business and Government?p. 79
Religious Perspectives
Buddhism and Japanese Economic Ethicsp. 99
A Jewish Perspective for Modern Business Moralityp. 105
Christianity and Business Ethicsp. 111
Business Ethics in Islamp. 117
Six Business Cases
Westwood, Inc.p. 125
The Quandary at Puredrugp. 129
The Oil Rigp. 133
The Conflict at Lomatex Chemicalp. 137
The Moza Island Projectp. 141
Diller's Dilemma: Street Children and Substance Abusep. 147
Note on the Contributorsp. 151
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ISBN: 9780792393344
ISBN-10: 0792393341
Series: Issues in Business Ethics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 30th April 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.91