Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy

Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy

By: John M. Kline (author)Paperback

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

About Author

John Kline is Professor of International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.


Preface 1. The Value Foundation for a Global Society 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Why Ethics Matters 1.3 Studying Ethics for International Business 1.4 Organization of the Book 1.5 Personal and Organizational Decision Making 2. Ethics and International Business 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Ethical Analysis 2.3 Ethical Concepts and Principles 2.4 Legal and Social Contracts 2.5 Contracts with a Global Society 2.6 Delimiting Corporate Social Responsibility 2.7 Using Ethical Analysis in a Global Political Economy 2.8 Developing an Ethical Framework 2.9 Case Scenario Methodology 3. Human Rights Concepts and Principles 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Individual Rights, State Authority and Human Rights 3.3 Civil and Political Rights and/or Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 3.4 Ethical Minimum Conditions and Corollary Obligations 3.5 International Business, Human Rights and Good Corporate Citizenship 4. Political Involvements by Business 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Chile versus South Africa 4.3 Lessons from the South African Experience 4.4 Colonialism and Civil War in Angola 4.5 Sudan's North-South Civil War 4.6 Military Repression in Burma 4.7 Mass Murder in Uganda 4.8 Controlling Trade in 'Conflict Diamonds' 4.9 Governance and Resource Allocation in Nigeria 4.10 A Novel Approach in Chad 4.11 Ethical Issues and Case Experience on Business Political Involvements 5. Foreign Production Process 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Peeking Inside a 'Sweatshop' 5.3 Assessing Supply Chain Responsibilities 5.4 Living Wage, Debt Bondage and Union Rights 5.5 Communities and the Foreign Production Process 5.6 Emerging Efforts Toward Common International Standards 6. Product and Export Controls 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Actors and Decision Tools 6.3 Product Risk for Consumers 6.4 Risk and Benefits for Multiple Stakeholders 6.5 Product Use and Abuse 6.6 International Trade in Hazardous Waste 6.7 The Movement Toward Global Standards 6.8 A Triple Dilemma for Pharmaceuticals 7. Marketing Motives and Methods 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Choices for Marketing Standards and Values 7.3 International Marketing of Tobacco 7.4 Advertising Alcoholic Beverages7.5 International Codes for Marketing Infant Formula 7.6 Racial and Ethnic Marketing Issues 7.7 General International Marketing Techniques 7.8 Marketing Through Bribery and Facilitating Payments 8. Culture and the Human Environment 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Cultural Change in a Global Political Economy 8.3 Systemic Dimensions of Cultural Change 8.4 Clashes Between Local Culture and Global Values 8.5 Challenging Cultural Traditions: Music, movies and malls 8.6 Blends and Contrasts in Corporate Culture 9. Nature and the Physical Environment 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Conceptualizing the Human Relationship with Nature 9.3 Protection, Restoration and Sustainable Development 9.4 Preservation versus Development - and Who Pays? 9.5 Market Mechanisms and Global Warming 9.6 Goals for Water Resource Management 9.7 Human Modifications of Nature through Biogenetics 9.8 Decisions to Alter or Adjust to the Natural Environment 10. Business Guidance and Control Mechanisms 10.1 Introduction 10.2 National and International Law 10.3 Business Codes and Monitoring Mechanisms 10.4 Investment, Divestment and Shareholder Activism 10.5 Consumer Boycotts and Certification Schemes 10.6 Selecting the Best Means to an End 11. Deciding Ethical Dilemmas 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Evolving Global Concern 11.3 Evolving Global Standards 11.4 Role Responsibilities and Approaches 11.5 Personal Decision Making Appendix: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Further Reading

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  • ISBN13: 9780415351034
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415351034
  • weight: 582
  • ISBN10: 0415351030

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