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.
Edited by Antonio Tencati and Francesco Perrini, Universita Bocconi, Italy
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