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Why are Ethics in Business important?

This new book is an exciting and innovative set of ten chapters from distinguished authors, who draw upon their knowledge and experience of theories and practices concerning the United Kingdom, the USA, India, Nigeria and other territories.

Title: Business Ethics:Teaching Ethics Series
Editor: Rosamund M. Thomas, Ph.D., M.A. (Cantab)
Binding: Paperback, pp. 320
Publication date: 30 March 2011
Price: £39.95 (plus postage)
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ISBN (printed book): 978-1-871891-04-1
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-871891-13-3
(ebook now available from Proquest and EBSCO in the USA)


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This Volume, Business Ethics, addresses some of the critical ethical issues facing national and global corporations. Ethical conduct, or the lack of it, has featured in a number of recent business cases in different countries. For example, the hostile takeover of Cadbury plc by US Kraft Foods in 2010 highlighted different corporate approaches to business ethics. The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2010, involving failures of well respected banks particularly in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, demonstrates poor management, excessive risk taking, and an absence of upholding ethical standards by executives. These problems have not been resolved and lessons can be learned and applied from these chapters.

Business Ethics sheds light on the unethical aspects of the above-mentioned cases, and offers thoughtful positive analyses for their resolution, as well as discussing ethical values, such as 'Virtue' in leadership, and the relevance of religion, from a corporate perspective, to Business Ethics. It is an exciting and innovative set of ten chapters from distinguished authors, who draw upon their knowledge and experiences of theories and practices concerning the United Kingdom, Spain, the USA, India, Nigeria and other territories. Anti-corruption is another theme in the book, including the work of the UK Serious Fraud Office and the new UK Bribery Act 2010 which applies also to foreign companies doing business in the UK.

This international book is an important requirement for all responsible executives in business, industry and the professions, as well as for professors and students at undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g. MBA degree in Universities and Business schools).


Review of Chapter 7 “Business Ethics and Religion” by authors Jose Sols et al:

This is a clear, concise and well researched chapter, with three primary and helpful conclusions which summarize and reflect accurately the assertions and arguments inherent in the text. The authors provide for the reader, especially if he/she is not acquainted with the beliefs and traditions of the five faiths represented here, a helpful and informative summary of how business ethics is something which, properly understood, can cross religious boundaries and be a force for unity rather than division, for understanding rather than suspicion between these great Faiths. The chapter is a good demonstration of the need to find things which help us to focus on what we have in common rather than things which keep us apart.
The themes of unity, equanimity and equilibrium spoken of as essential by all the faiths represented here when understanding and conducting business, is matched by similar qualities in the text, generated at least in part by a wide ranging reading and research, drawn from both business and religious sources.

The Rev`d Canon Ivor Moody, Vice Dean and Canon Pastor, Chelmsford Cathedral, England