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Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times
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Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times

9781789903041 Edward Elgar Publishing
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
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78990 304 1 Extent: 352 pp
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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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.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book offers a series of fresh and critical contributions by the international crème de la crème in the fields of leadership, business ethics and CSR. It covers theoretical and practical approaches in a rich and probing exploration of the burning ethical issues facing business leaders in “troubling times”. This sense of urgency has stimulated the authors to think innovatively about their field. That is why this book provides important incentives for the further development of the ethical thinking about leadership and business.’
– Ronald Jeurissen, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands


Contributors
Contributors: M. Arslan, Z. Boda, J. Brinkmann, J.B. Ciulla, C.E.Clark, W. Dubbink, G. Enderle, D. Koehn, D. Ladkin, C. Lütge, C. MacDonald, D. Matten, J. Moon, E. O’Higgins, T.K. Scharding, A.J.G. Sisson, L.J. Spence, S. Vallentin, S. Waddock, P.H. Werhane, M.K. Yilmaz, L. Zsolnai
Contents
Contents:

Introduction: troubling times 1
Joanne B. Ciulla and Tobey K. Scharding

PART I BUSINESS AND POLITICS
1 Stepping down rather than up: the ethical option for business
in our troubling times 8
Donna Ladkin
2 The dynamics of CSR in a comparative perspective:
convergence towards divergent hybrids 22
Dirk Matten and Jeremy Moon
3 Business ethics as critical thinking: moral motivations and
the limits of ethics 41
Zsolt Boda
4 Becoming responsible: understanding the organizational
power dynamics of CSR and corporate ethics 60
Laura J. Spence and Steen Vallentin

PART II AGENCY AND RESPONSIBILITY
5 Disciplining the organization through moral personhood 89
Wim Dubbink
6 Crucial differences among three types of apologies and their
shared ethical grounding in integrity 117
Daryl Koehn
7 The board of directors’ role in ensuring accountability and
creating value: stakeholder and shareholder complementarity 136
Cynthia E. Clark
8 How can universities promote corporate responsibility in
their supply chains? The experience of the University of
Notre Dame 159
Georges Enderle

PART III MODELS FOR DECISION MAKING
9 Embedded leadership 188
Patricia H. Werhane
10 Leadership ethics for a troubled world: responsibility for
the whole 205
Sandra Waddock
11 Francisco de Vitoria’s ius gentium : how to engage human
rights in business from the Catholic Social Teaching (CST)
tradition 222
Alejo Jos. G. Sison
12 “Troubling times” on the agenda of business ethics: drafting
a dialogue approach, aiming at a consensus 236
Johannes Brinkmann
13 An ethical problem in troubled times: ethical decision making
by local managers employing an immigrant workforce in
Gaziantep, Turkey 243
Mahmut Arslan and Mustafa K. Yilmaz

PART IV APPLIED TOPICS: TECHNOLOGY AND THE
ENVIRONMENT
14 Corporate leadership versus the Twitter mob 264
Chris MacDonald
15 There is not enough business ethics in the ethics of
digitization 280
Christoph Lütge
16 Future Earth leadership 296
Eleanor O’Higgins and Laszlo Zsolnai

Index 315

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