Series: Studies in TransAtlantic Business Ethics series
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‘From stakeholders to sustainability, this book tackles the key topics of the day. Its innovative essays, written by some of the best minds in business ethics on both sides of the Atlantic, make this collection a must-read.’
– Thomas Donaldson, University of Pennsylvania, US
Contributors: D. Arenas, M. Bourlakis, G. Brenkert, J. Collier, C.J. Cowton, W. Cragg, A. Di Giulio, G. Enderle, K.J. Ims, K.T. Jackson, O.D. Jakobsen, J.M. Lozano, P. Migliavacca, E. O’Higgins, F. Perrini, Y. Pesqueux, L.J. Spence, A. Tencati, C. Vurro, J. Wempe, L. Zsolnai
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This authoritative book includes cutting-edge insights from leading European and North American scholars who reflect upon business ethics’ foundations, firms, markets and stakeholders in order to design more sustainable patterns of development for business and society. Together, the contributing authors advance critical, innovative and imaginative perspectives to rethink the mainstream models and address the sustainability challenge.
Business Ethics and Corporate Sustainability will provide a stimulating read for academic researchers, and postgraduate students in business ethics, corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability as well as those interested in management, strategy and finance.
PART I: THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY
1. Corporate Legitimacy
2. The Moral Status of the Corporation, Collective Responsibility and the Distribution of Blame
Christopher J. Cowton
3. From Task to Role Responsibility: Towards a Prospective Business Ethics
4. Corporate Social Responsibility: The Exhausting of a Management Topic
PART II: ETHICS IN THE MARKET
5. Moral Virtue, Philanthropy and the Market
Kevin T. Jackson
6. The Ethics of PE Buyout Deals: The Impact on Stakeholders and Society
7. Sovereign Wealth Funds – a Significant and Growing Global Force
8. What is Long-term Wealth Creation and Investing?
9. Corporate Social Performance and Cost of Capital: A Meaningful Relationship?
Antonello Di Giulio, Paolo Migliavacca and Antonio Tencati
PART III: FOCUSING ON THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND THE COMMUNITY
10. Sustainability, Business and Human Rights
11. Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain: CSR or Corporate Social Watchdogs?
Laura J. Spence and Michael Bourlakis
12. Is Multistakeholder Dialogue Really Possible? Mutual Resistance and Bias in Relationships between Unions and NGOs
Josep M. Lozano and Daniel Arenas
13. Investigating the Accountability Dynamics Underlying Effective CSR Disclosure
Clodia Vurro and Francesco Perrini
PART IV: FOSTERING RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
14. Deep Authenticity – an Essential Phenomenon in the Web of Life
Knut J. Ims and Ove D. Jakobsen