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Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times

Edited by Joanne B. Ciulla, Professor, Department of Management and Global Business and Director, Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick and Tobey K. Scharding, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Global Business and Research Fellow, Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, US
Perhaps the fundamental question in CSR is: What are the responsibilities of businesses and business leadership to society? Moreover, do the responsibilities of business change in times of social and political turmoil? The chapters in this book tackle several aspects of these questions with chapters on business and politics, the environment, technology, and immigration; along with broader questions about leadership, governance, and the very nature of CSR.
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Publication Date: December 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78990 304 1
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Ethics and Trust
  • Business Leadership
What are the responsibilities of businesses and business leaders to society? Moreover, do the responsibilities of business change when there are social problems or problems with other institutions? Immigration, Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of populism and nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic raise some ethical challenges for business leaders.

The chapters in this book tackle several aspects of these questions with chapters on business and politics, the environmental responsibilities of business, the social and political impact of technology, immigration, the impact of social turmoil on organizational leadership, and broader questions of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), leadership, and governance in times of social turmoil.

Academics and students who study CSR as well as those who study business ethics, business and society, or business and government are not the only readers who will find insight in Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times. Practitioners who oversee corporate CSR programs, compliance officers, and social and political philosophers and ethicists will benefit from these explorations into the complexities of business ethics.
Contributors include: M. Arslan, Z. Boda, J. Brinkmann, W. Dubbink, G. Enderle, D. Koehn, D. Ladkin, C. Lütge, D. Matten, J. Moon, E. O’Higgins, A. Sisson, L. Spence, S. Vallentin, S. Waddock, P. Werhane, M.K. Yilmaz, L. Zsolnai
Contents:

Introduction: Troubling Times
Joanne B. Ciulla and Tobey K. Scharding

Business and Politics
1. Stepping Down Rather than Up: The Ethical Option for Business in Our Troubling Times
Donna Ladkin

2. The Dynamics of CSR in a Comparative Perspective: Convergence Towards Divergent Hybrids
Dirk Matten and Jeremy Moon

3. Business Ethics as Critical Thinking: Moral Motivations and the Limits of Ethics
Zsolt Boda

4. Becoming Responsible: Understanding the Organizational Power Dynamics of CSR and Corporate Ethics
Laura J. Spence and Steen Vallentin

Agency and Responsibility
5. Disciplining the Organization Through Moral Personhood
Wim Dubbink

6. Crucial Differences Among Three Types of Apologies and Their Shared Ethical Grounding in Integrity
Daryl Koehn

7. The Board of Directors’ Role in Ensuring Accountability and Creating Value: Stakeholder and Shareholder Complementarity
Cynthia E. Clark

8. How Can Universities Promote Corporate Responsibility in Their Supply Chains? – The Experience of the University of Notre Dame
Georges Enderle

Models for Decision Making
9.Embedded Leadership
Patricia H. Werhane

10. Leadership Ethics for a Troubled World: Responsibility for the Whole
Sandra Waddock

11.How to Engage Human Rights in Business from the Catholic Social Teaching (CST)Tradition
Alejo José G. Sison

12.“Troubling Times” on the Agenda of Business Ethics: Drafting a Dialogue Approach, Aiming at a Consensus
Johannes Brinkmann

13. An Ethical Problem in Troubled Times: Ethical Decision Making by Local Managers Employing an Immigrant Workforce in Gaziantep, Turkey
Mahmut Arslan and Mustafa K. Yilmaz

Applied Topics: Technology and the Environment
14. Corporate Leadership vs. the Twitter Mob
Chris MacDonald

15. Technical University of Munich: There is not Enough Business Ethics in the Ethics of Digitization
Christoph Lütge

16. Future Earth Leadership
Eleanor O’ Higgins and Laszlo Zsolnai

Index