This pioneering book discusses the role of ethics in today's fiercely competitive business environment. The author examines in detail how business ethics and values contribute to effective business practices. The book approaches this important subject from the perspective of leadership and maintains that thinking in terms of business ethics is really thinking leadership. The book illustrates how if top management has a clear focus on ethics it brings about more competitiveness, creativity, cohesion and direction in business practices.
The book also outlines the mechanism by which businesses can go about building an ethical and transparent organization. In a sequential manner, the author examines:
- The purpose and role of business
- The role of values, goals and the mission of business
- The practical steps to creating an ethical organizational culture
- The relationship between business ethics, productivity and profits
It illustrates how ethical business practices are not only good for the bottom line, but also for employee morale and productivity. This book examines business ethics from an organizational perspective and will serve as an introductory book on business ethics for students, executives, managers and leaders.
|What is Business Ethics and What It Is Not|
|Putting Business Ethics in Place|
|Guidelines for Business Ethics in Practice|
|Keeping Up Best Practices|
|Playing It Safe and Playing to Win|
|Recognizing Red Flags|
|A Little Ethics Is A Dangerous Thing|
|A New Dimension of Business Ethics|
|From Production to Consumption|