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Business Ethics and Corporate Sustainability
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Business Ethics and Corporate Sustainability

9781849803717 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Antonio Tencati and Francesco Perrini, Università Bocconi, Italy
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84980 371 7 Extent: 264 pp
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.

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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.
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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
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
Contents
Contents:

Preface

PART I: THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY
1. Corporate Legitimacy
Laszlo Zsolnai

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
Johan Wempe

4. Corporate Social Responsibility: The Exhausting of a Management Topic
Yvon Pesqueux

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
Eleanor O’Higgins

7. Sovereign Wealth Funds – a Significant and Growing Global Force
Jane Collier

8. What is Long-term Wealth Creation and Investing?
Georges Enderle

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
Wesley Cragg

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

Index

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