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Why Business Ethics?

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses what business ethics is all about. It starts with a description of the integrity management approach, which advances an integrated and balanced perspective on business ethics. ... More


Ethical Criteria for Corporations

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter formulates integrity requirements for corporations. These requirements are grounded on the autonomy approach and corporate social contract theory. The integrity requirements can be ... More


The Corporation as Moral Entity

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter addresses the question of whether the notion of integrity is applicable to organizations and whether an organization can be viewed as an autonomous entity. It analyzes three positions on ... More


Incorporating Corporate Ethics

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses a number of phases for developing and managing corporate integrity. It looks at considerations that must be taken into account in writing and implementing code, the role of ... More


Ethics and Global Strategy

Andrew Inkpen and Kannan Ramaswamy

in Global Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Advantage across Borders

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167207
eISBN:
9780199789825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167207.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on the issues surrounding global strategy and the ethical dimensions of competing across borders. As globalization continues, managers will find that incorporating international ... More


The Corporate Condition

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

The difficulty in assessing corporations in moral terms is that the dominant ethical theories have been developed to evaluate human action. Since it is awkward to identify corporate actions in ... More


The Corporation as Social Contract

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter views the corporation as a bundle of contracts with its own identity and embedded in a broader social contract. Based on the conclusion that the corporation is an autonomous moral ... More


Commentary 8.3: Turning the Tides? Parallel Infrastructures and the Revolt of the Corporate Elites

Ian Christie

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The forces which impede transformational tipping points are very strong, entrenched and locked in. To overcome these will require polycentric governance, cooperating corporations, alliances between ... More


Reconciling Corporate Social Responsibility and Profitability: Guidelines for the Conscientious Manager

Paul Brest

in Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226335506
eISBN:
9780226335780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226335780.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The chapter first reviews the legal and economic background of corporate social responsibility (CSR), beginning with an essay by Milton Friedman that highlights the tensions between corporate ... More


The General Counsel Leading the Charge

E. Norman Veasey and Christine T. Di Guglielmo

in Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199315604
eISBN:
9780190259792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315604.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

One of the fundamental duties of the general counsel is the promotion of ethical conduct within the corporate organization, resulting with the moniker “guardian of the corporate integrity”. ... More


Labor and the Legal Structuring of Media Industries in the Case of Ugly Betty (ABC, 2006)

Hector Amaya

in Citizenship Excess: Latino/as, Media, and the Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708453
eISBN:
9780814723838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708453.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter critiques the popular television dramedy Ugly Betty to explore how political capital accumulation is manifested under the guise of media corporate ethics and liberal politics of ... More


Prohibitive property practices: The impact of restrictive covenants on the built food environment

Sugandhi del Canto and Rachel Engler-Stringer

in A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336013
eISBN:
9781447336051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an overview of restrictive covenants as a corporate real estate practice that places conditions on land use, such as prohibiting the sale of food or prohibiting the development ... More


Duties and Rights as Alternative Paradigms

Aaron Xavier Fellmeth

in Paradigms of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190611279
eISBN:
9780190611309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611279.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 2 discusses justifications for imposing universal, fundamental individual duties under public international law. It explores universal human duties as a legal concept, including arguments for ... More


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