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The Role of Business in Fostering Peaceful Societies - Timothy L. Fort

The Role of Business in Fostering Peaceful Societies


Published: 13th December 2004
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This book offers a fresh approach to understanding responsible business practice. Global protests against multinational companies often give the misleading impression that the interests of multinationals and of peaceful societies are at odds. By contrast, Fort and Schipani contend, not only does business benefit from a peaceful environment but it can in fact effectively foster peace through adopting responsible and open working methods. Firms that promote economic development, that allow external evaluation of their affairs and that build a sense of community both within the company and in their local areas make a great contribution to building a more harmonious culture. Relevant for academics and practitioners, the book shows how companies can encourage collaborative working across borders, discourage corruption and create citizenship and problem-solving practices which tend to reduce violence and increase social harmony.

The Plausibility of Connecting Business and Peace
The role of business in fostering sustainable peace
Balances of power and mediators of justice
Current Standards and their Amenability to Peace
Corporate governance and sustainable peace
Ethical business behavior and sustainable peace
Two Illustrative Issues: Gender and Ecology
Gender, voice and correlations with peace
The ecological challenges of war: the natural environment and disease
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ISBN: 9780521832625
ISBN-10: 0521832624
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 13th December 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.53