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Business Ethics : A stakeholder, governance and risk approach

By: Tricker, Bob.
Contributor(s): Tricker, Gretchen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (460 p.).ISBN: 9781135075347.Subject(s): Business ethics | Corporate governanceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Business Ethics : A stakeholder, governance and risk approachDDC classification: 174.4 LOC classification: HF5387.T75 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover ; Business Ethics; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of cases and ethical dilemmas; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Why study business ethics?; What the book is about; Who the book is for; What the book will enable readers to do; The approach to learning; Background to the book; Part One Business ethics - principles; 1 Business ethics affect everyone; Ethical issues arise throughout the business world; Ethics are imbedded in and reflect cultures; The relationship between law and ethics; Philosophical theories provide a context
Business ethics involve choicesA stakeholder view of business ethics; Corporate governance and risk management involve ethics; Why do people behave the way they do?; The importance of trust in business; 2 The evolution of business ethics; Business has always needed sound ethics; Business ethics of ancient traders; Business ethics in the 19th century; Scandals and collapses in the 20th century; Ethical failures and the response of business; 3 On corporate social responsibility; Do companies have social responsibilities?; Balancing responsibilities between shareholders and stakeholders
Pros and cons of corporate social responsibilityApproaches to corporate social responsibility; The practice of corporate social responsibility; On sustainable development, the United Nations Global Compact and GRI; Corporate vision, mission and values; 4 Business ethics and corporate governance; What is corporate governance?; Board structures; Board functions; The regulation of corporate governance; Some theoretical insights - agency, stewardship and stakeholder ideas; The roles of the board chairman and chief executive officer; The role of the auditors, regulators and company secretary
Changing expectations in the governance of organizationsAppendix to Chapter 4; Additional information on corporate regulation; 5 Business ethics and enterprise risk; A new emphasis on corporate risk; Levels of risk - strategic, managerial and operational; The concept of ethical risk; The significance of strategic ethical risk; Moral hazard in business ethics; The concept of enterprise risk management; Managing risk throughout the organization; Risk recognition; Risk assessment; Risk evaluation; Determining risk strategy and policies; Risk monitoring and reporting; Developments in ERM
Part Two Business ethics - practice6 Creating a sound ethics culture; Different approaches to ethics management; What makes a business decision ethical?; What makes people act the way they do?; Establishing an ethics culture; Ethics and stakeholder relations; Ethical codes for different organizations; Drafting an ethics code; The management of business ethics; On whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers; 7 Uniting business ethics, governance and risk; The 21st century's emphasis on business ethics, governance and risk; Uniting business ethics, corporate governance and risk management
Creating a corporate vision and mission
Summary: <P>Traditionally, books on business ethics focus on CSR, companies' relations with their stakeholders, and corporate citizenship. More recently, green credentials and sustainability have been added to that agenda. Unconventionally, this book argues that business ethics are basic to running business, not a separate subject. They are inherent to the governance and management of every organization, not an optional exercise in corporate citizenship. Business ethics concern behaviour <I>in</I> business and the behaviour <I>of</I> business. Decisions at every level in a company have ethical implicat
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Cover ; Business Ethics; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of cases and ethical dilemmas; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Why study business ethics?; What the book is about; Who the book is for; What the book will enable readers to do; The approach to learning; Background to the book; Part One Business ethics - principles; 1 Business ethics affect everyone; Ethical issues arise throughout the business world; Ethics are imbedded in and reflect cultures; The relationship between law and ethics; Philosophical theories provide a context

Business ethics involve choicesA stakeholder view of business ethics; Corporate governance and risk management involve ethics; Why do people behave the way they do?; The importance of trust in business; 2 The evolution of business ethics; Business has always needed sound ethics; Business ethics of ancient traders; Business ethics in the 19th century; Scandals and collapses in the 20th century; Ethical failures and the response of business; 3 On corporate social responsibility; Do companies have social responsibilities?; Balancing responsibilities between shareholders and stakeholders

Pros and cons of corporate social responsibilityApproaches to corporate social responsibility; The practice of corporate social responsibility; On sustainable development, the United Nations Global Compact and GRI; Corporate vision, mission and values; 4 Business ethics and corporate governance; What is corporate governance?; Board structures; Board functions; The regulation of corporate governance; Some theoretical insights - agency, stewardship and stakeholder ideas; The roles of the board chairman and chief executive officer; The role of the auditors, regulators and company secretary

Changing expectations in the governance of organizationsAppendix to Chapter 4; Additional information on corporate regulation; 5 Business ethics and enterprise risk; A new emphasis on corporate risk; Levels of risk - strategic, managerial and operational; The concept of ethical risk; The significance of strategic ethical risk; Moral hazard in business ethics; The concept of enterprise risk management; Managing risk throughout the organization; Risk recognition; Risk assessment; Risk evaluation; Determining risk strategy and policies; Risk monitoring and reporting; Developments in ERM

Part Two Business ethics - practice6 Creating a sound ethics culture; Different approaches to ethics management; What makes a business decision ethical?; What makes people act the way they do?; Establishing an ethics culture; Ethics and stakeholder relations; Ethical codes for different organizations; Drafting an ethics code; The management of business ethics; On whistle-blowing and whistle-blowers; 7 Uniting business ethics, governance and risk; The 21st century's emphasis on business ethics, governance and risk; Uniting business ethics, corporate governance and risk management

Creating a corporate vision and mission

<P>Traditionally, books on business ethics focus on CSR, companies' relations with their stakeholders, and corporate citizenship. More recently, green credentials and sustainability have been added to that agenda. Unconventionally, this book argues that business ethics are basic to running business, not a separate subject. They are inherent to the governance and management of every organization, not an optional exercise in corporate citizenship. Business ethics concern behaviour <I>in</I> business and the behaviour <I>of</I> business. Decisions at every level in a company have ethical implicat

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<p>Dr R. I. (Bob) Tricker was a chartered accountant, an officer in the Royal Navy, and financial controller of an industrial company, before studying at the Harvard Business School and becoming a Research Fellow at Oxford University. He was Professor of Information Systems at Warwick University, then Director of the Oxford Centre for Management (now the Saïd Business School) for a decade, before being appointed Professor of Finance at the University of Hong Kong. His books include The Independent Director ( 1978) , Corporate Governance (1984), the first book with that title, The Economist Essential Director (5th edition, 2003) and Corporate Governance - principles, policies and practices (2nd edition, 2012). He currently holds visiting professorships at two Hong Kong Universities.</p> <p>Gretchen Tricker BA, MBA has been a researcher, journalist, and managing editor of a women's style magazine in Hong Kong. Subsequently, she was Senior Research Officer in the University of Hong Kong, and deputy-editor of Corporate Governance - an international review. She wrote Shares in Hong Kong, the centennial history of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1991).</p>

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