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MANAGEMENT: Ethics & Social Responsibility

"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

(Baulderstone Hornibrook), Bob Mierisch (2000). On the Level: A Story about Striving for Openness To Build Corporate Strength. (Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 183 p.). Mierisch, Bob; Baulderstone Hornibrook--History; Businessmen--Australia--Biography; Industrialists--Australia--Biography; Construction industry--Australia--History; Construction industry--Public relations--Australia--Case studies; Business ethics--Australia--Case studies.

(Ben & Jerry's), Ben Cohen and Mal Warwick (2006). Values-Driven Business: How To Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 192 p.). Cofounder of Ben & Jerry’s; Chair of the Social Venture Network Advisory Board. Social responsibility of business; Industrial management--Social aspects. "Triple bottom line" practices (profits, people, planet) have helped companies to thrive.

(Enron), Malcolm S. Salter (2008). Innovation Corrupted: The Origins and Legacy of Enron's Collapse. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 525 p.). James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus (Harvard Business School). Business ethics -- United States; Enron Corp. -- Corrupt practices; Enron Corp. -- Management. Four important questions: 1) What management behavior, practices led Enron down path from truly innovative to fraudulent management?; 2) How could Enron’s board of directors have failed to detect  business, ethical, legal risks embedded in company’s aggressive financial strategies, accounting practices?;  3) Why did Enron’s external watchdogs (security analysts, credit-rating agencies, regulatory agencies) fail to bark?; 4) What actions can prevent Enron-type breakdowns in future? social pathologies, administrative failures that fostered company’s ethical drift, inhibited board of directors from exercising effective governance, control; practical recommendations for preventing future Enron-type disasters (board oversight, financial incentives for executives, maintenance of ethical discipline when operating in murky borderlands of law).

(Joie de Vivre Hospitality), Chip Conley, Eric Friedenwald-Fishman (2006). Marketing That Matters: 10 Practices To Profit Your Business and Change the World. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 202 p.). Founder, Owner of Joie de Vivre Hospitality. Social marketing; Social responsibility of business. Marketing - key to advancing business ideals, bottom line; guide to marketing plan that embodies personal values; ten key principles that guide any business.

(Lockheed Martin), Daniel Terris (2005). Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation. (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 160 p.). Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life (Brandeis University). Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (Firm); Business ethics--United States.

(Merck), P. Roy Vagelos, Louis Galambos (2006). The Moral Corporation--Merck Experiences. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 185 p.). Retired Chairman of Merck & Co., Inc; Chairman of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Chairman of Theravance Corporation; Professor of History (Johns Hopkins University). Vagelos, P. Roy; Merck & Co.--Management; Pharmaceutical industry--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Business ethics; Social responsibility of business. How to run successful business while holding to highest principles of ethical behavior; not always successful; where, why he failed, succeeded.

(, Marc Benioff & Karen Southwick; [foreword by Alan G. Hassenfeld] (2004). Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporations Can Make Doing Good an Integral Part of Doing Well. (Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 223 p.). Founder, Corporations--Charitable contributions--United States; cial responsibility of business--United States.

(, Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler (2006). The Business of Changing the World: Twenty Great Leaders on Strategic Corporate Philanthropy. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 304 p.). Founder, Corporations--Charitable contributions. How giving back to community creates win-win situation for both businesses, public.

(ServiceMaster Company), C. William Pollard (2006). Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit. (New York, NY: Collins, 288 p.). Former CEO, ServiceMaster. Business--Religious aspects--Christianity; Business ethics; Leadership--Religious aspects--Christianity; Organizational effectiveness; Organizational behavior--Religious aspects--Christianity. 48 reflections from remarks delivered to board of directors during author's 27 years at company.

(Tom's of Maine), Tom Chappell (1993). The Soul of a Business: Managing for Profit and the Common Good. (New York, NY: Bantam, 223 p.). Management--Religious aspects; Business ethics. Contents: Identity; The quest for goodness; Integrating values, beliefs, and business.

Francis J. Aguilar (1994). Managing Corporate Ethics: Learning from America's Ethical Companies How to Supercharge Business Performance. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 177 p.). Business ethics--United States; Business ethics--United States--Case studies.

W. Steve Albrecht, Gerald W. Wernz, Timothy L. Williams (1995). Fraud: Bringing Light to the Dark Side of Business. (Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin Professional Pub., 296 p.). Fraud--United States; Fraud--United States--Prevention; Fraud investigation--United States.

C. Fred Alford (2001). Whistleblowers: Broken Lives and Organizational Power. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 170 p.). Whistle blowing; Business ethics; Administrative agencies--Corrupt practices; Whistle blowing--Case studies; Employees--Dismissal of--Case studies.

Christine Arena (2004). Cause for Success: 10 Companies that Put Profits Second and Came in First: How Solving the World’s Problems Improves Corporate Health, Growth, and Competitive Edge. (Novato, CA: New World Library, 195 p.). Social responsibility of business--Case studies. 

--- (2006). The High-Purpose Company: The Truly Responsible - and Highly Profitable - Firms that Are Changing Business Now. (New York, NY: Collins, 304 p.). Social responsibility of business; Corporate governance. Analysis on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices of 75 well-known firms; defies long-held myths, rewrites rules, reframes strategic priorities, reveals new paradigm for business.

William J. Arthur (1992). The Morality of Leadership: More than Ethics: The Leader's Response to Unethical Conduct. (New York, NY: Vantage Press, 157 p.). Business ethics; Professional ethics; Leadership--Religious aspects.

Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. (1997). Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 147 p.). Business ethics; Executives--Professional ethics.

Peter Baida (1990). Poor Richard's Legacy: American Business Values from Benjamin Franklin to Donald Trump. (New York, NY: Morrow, 360 p.). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Business ethics--United States--History; Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography; Capitalism--United States--History.

Raymond Baumhart (1968). An Honest Profit; What Businessmen Say about Ethics in Business. (New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 248 p.). Businesspeople--United States; Business ethics--United States.

John R. Boatright (2003). Ethics and the Conduct of Business. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 452 p. [4th ed.]). Business ethics; Social responsibility of business.

Bert Berkley, Peter Economy (2008). Giving Back: Connecting You, Business, and Community. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 158 p.). Chairman of Tension Envelope Corporation; Professional Business Writer. Social action--United States--Case studies; Community organization--United States--Case studies; Voluntarism--United States--Case studies; Social responsibility of business--United States--Case studies. How anyone in business can give back, change world for better. 

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green (2008). Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World, and Why We Should Let Them. (New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 272 p.). Chief Business Writer of the Economist; Expert on the Relationship Between Government and the Nongovernmental Sector. Social responsibility of business; Businesspeople --Conduct of life; Philanthropists; Humanitarianism. How capitalism's winners are using vast fortunes to change world by giving away billions of dollars; small group of people who will change enormous number of lives; new generation of billionaires reshaping way they give – like business; use big-business-style strategies, expect results and accountability; new movement, its implications; how web of wealthy, motivated donors has set out to change world; may be greatest force for societal change in world, source of political controversy.

Michael Blowfield & Alan Murray (2008). Corporate Responsibility: A Critical Introduction. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 452 p.). Director of Development, University of Cambridge Programme for Industry, Associate Professor in Corporate Responsibility (University of Middlesex Business School), Teaching Fellow in Corporate Responsibility (London Business School); Lecturer in Corporate Social Responsibility and Accounting (University of Sheffield). Social responsibility of business. Multiple dimensions to corporate responsibility; historical, interdisciplinary overview of field; summary of different management approaches, review of key actors, trends worldwide.

Benjamin F. Bobo (2005). Rich Country, Poor Country: The Multinational as Change Agent. (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 235 p.). Professor of Finance (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles). International business enterprises--Social aspects--Developing countries; Social responsibility of business; Economic assistance--Developing countries; Poor--Developing countries; Economic development; International economic relations. Case for multinational corporations to take active role in combating poverty around world, result of lack of economic resources and opportunity.

Martha Burk (2005). Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It. (New York, NY: Scribner, 262 p.). Chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations. Augusta National Golf Club; Sex discrimination against women--United States; Sex discrimination in employment--United States.

Ed. Barry Castro (1996). Business and Society: A Reader in the History, Sociology and Ethics of Business. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 274 p.). Business Ethics, Social Responsibility of Business.

James Chesher and Tibor R. Machan (1999). The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession. (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 310 p.). Commerce--Moral and ethical aspects; Social responsibility of business; Business ethics; Businessmen--Conduct of life.

Joanne B. Ciulla; foreword by James MacGregor Burns (2004). Ethics, the Heart of Leadership. (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 224 p. [2nd ed.]). Business ethics; Leadership--Moral and ethical aspects.

Joanne B. Ciulla, Clancy Martin, Robert C. Solomon (2005). Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 688 p.). Business ethics; Work--Psychological aspects; Work ethic; Quality of work life; Social justice. Overview of business ethics: from private ethical dilemmas to corporate values.

John R. Danley (1994). The Role of the Modern Corporation in a Free Society. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 345 p.). Social responsibility of business; Business ethics; Corporations--Philosophy; Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects.

Nan DeMars (1997). You Want Me To Do WHAT?: When, Where, and How To Draw the Line at Work. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 334 p.). Business ethics; Professional ethics.

Vincent Di Norcia (1998). Hard Like Water: Ethics in Business. (Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press Canada, 233 p.). Business ethics; Social responsibility of business; International business enterprises--Moral and ethical aspects; Morale des affaires.

Thomas Donaldson (1982). Corporations and Morality. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 214 p.). Industries--Social aspects.

--- (1989). The Ethics of International Business. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 196 p.). International business enterprises--Moral and ethical aspects; Business ethics.

Thomas Donaldson, Thomas W. Dunfee (1999). Ties That Bind: A Social Contracts Approach to Business Ethics. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 306 p.). Business ethics; Social contract.

Dawn-Marie Driscoll and W. Michael Hoffman (2000). Ethics Matters: How To Implement Values-Driven Management. (Waltham, MA: Bentley College Center for Business Ethics, 289 p.). Business ethics; Industrial management--Moral and ethical aspects.

Owen Edwards (1991). Upward Nobility: How To Succeed in Business Without Losing Your Soul. (New York, NY: Crown, 240 p.). Success in business; Business ethics.

Saul Engelbourg (1980). Power and Morality: American Business Ehics, 1840-1914. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 181 p.). Business enterprises--United States; Business ethics--United States.

Ralph W. Estes (1996). Tyranny of the Bottom Line: Why Corporations Make Good People Do Bad Things. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 296 p.). Social responsibility of business; Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects; Business ethics.

Timothy L. Fort (2008). Prophets, Profits, and Peace: The Positive Role of Business in Promoting Religious Tolerance. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 224 p.). Lindner-Gambal Professor of Business Ethics (George Washington University). Business --Religious aspects; Religious ethics; Business ethics; Peace. Religious issues that businesses confront as they expand global activity; corporations can become instruments of peace, religious harmony; emerging idea of "peace through commerce".

Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and William Damon (2001). Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (New York, NY: BasicBooks, p.). Job satisfaction; Quality of work life; Work ethic; Professional ethics.

Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr. (1996). Ethics through Corporate Strategy. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 165 p.). Business ethics; Strategic planning--Moral and ethical aspects.

Kenneth E. Goodpaster (2006). Conscience and Corporate Culture. (Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 336 p.). David and Barbara Koch Professor (Endowed Chair) in Business Ethics (University of St. Thomas). Business ethics; Corporate culture--Moral and ethical aspects; Conflict of interests; Conscience. Common patterns among recent scandalous corporate events; development of ethical response. 

Marc Gunther (2004). Faith and Fortune: The Quiet Revolution To Reform American Business. (New York, NY: Crown, 289 p.). Senior Writer (Fortune Magazine). Social responsibility of business--United States; Business ethics--United States; Business--Religious aspects. 

Laury Hammel, Gun Denhart (2006). Growing Local Value: How To Build Business Partnerships That Strengthen Your Community. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 176 p.). Founded Business for Social Responsibility in 1991; Cofounder, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Social responsibility of business--United States--Case studies; Industries--Social aspects--United States--Case studies; Community leadership--United States--Case studies; Civic improvement--United States--Case studies; Public-private sector cooperation--United States--Case studies. How every aspect of business can benefit community, bottom line; how to build, expand values-driven business that is deeply embedded in life of local community.

Sidney Harris; [introduction by Alexander Hamilton] (1986). What's So Funny about Business?: Yuppies, Bosses, and Other Capitalists: Cartoons. (Los Altos, CA: W. Kaufmann, 128 p.). Business ethics--Caricatures and cartoons; American wit and humor, Pictorial.

Geoffrey Heal (2008). When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line. (New York, NY: Columbia Business School Pub., 271 p.). Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Professor of Economics and Finance (Columbia Business School). Social responsibility of business -- Economic aspects. Profit -- Moral and ethical aspects; Industrial management -- Social aspects; Social justice; Business ethics -- Case studies. Compatibility of profit maximization, shareholder value with policies that support social, environmental goals; how social, environmental performance affects corporation's profitability; how stock market reacts to firm's social, environmental behavior; socially responsible investment (SRI), evolution of SRI industry, quality of its returns; actions of corporations in poor countries; how social, environmental performance fits into accounting, corporate strategy, best way to develop, implement these aspects of corporation's behavior.

Ben W. Heineman, Jr. (2008). High Performance with High Integrity. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press, 198 p.). Former General Counsel (General Electric Co.). Business ethics; Organizational effectiveness; Chief executive officers; Boards of directors; Corporate governance. Executives, employees face temptation to cut corners, fudge accounts, or worse - under intense pressure to make the numbers; CEOs must create culture of integrity through exemplary leadership, transparency, incentives, processes (not just rules, penalties); crucial "performance with integrity" principles, practices to apply immediately; how to drive performance by integrating integrity systems, processes deep into company operations to create affirmative benefits inside corporation, in marketplace, in society.

Verne E. Henderson (1992). What's Ethical in Business? (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 232 p.). Business ethics.

Paul T. Heyne (1967). Private Keepers of the Public Interest. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 131 p.). Business ethics--United States; Businesspeople--United States.

Jerome L. Himmelstein (1997). Looking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 185 p.). Corporations--Charitable contributions--United States; Social responsibility of business--United States.

Matthew J. Hirschland (2006). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Shaping of Global Public Policy. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 224 p.). Director of Research & Communications at Business for Social Responsibility. Social responsibility of business; Political planning--Moral and ethical aspects; International business enterprises--Moral and ethical aspects; Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects; Globalization--Moral and ethical aspects. Corporate social responsibility networks - take on global governance where traditional public policy,  international law fail to provide basic protection for people, natural environment.

Robert Jackall (1988). Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 249 p.). Business ethics--United States; Executives--Professional ethics--United States; Corporations--Corrupt practices--United States.

Marianne M. Jennings (2006). The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse: Understanding What Causes Moral Meltdowns in Organizations...Before It's Too Late. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 352 p.). Professor (Arizona State University). Business ethics; Organizational effectiveness. 1) Pressure to maintain   numbers; 2) Fear, silence; 3) Young Žuns, bigger-than-life CEO; 4) Weak board; 5) Conflicts;  6) Innovation like no other; 7) Goodness in some areas atones for evil in others.

Roberta Ann Johnson (2003). Whistleblowing: Power and Policy from the Inside Out. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 171 p.). Whistle blowing--United States; Business ethics--United States; Administrative agencies--Corrupt practices--United States; Whistle blowing--United States--Case studies; Employees--Dismissal of--United States--Case studies.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (2009). Supercorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 322 p.). Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor (Harvard Business School). Social responsibility of business; Corporations -- Social aspects. "Vanguard companies" exploit their strong cultures to adapt (to shorter organizational life cycles brought on by globalization) and innovate, often harness momentum of change to capture market share or squash competition; have stamina, energy, long lists of contacts, appetite for communication, comfort with ambiguity, belief that company's values and principles mean they are part of something bigger than just a job; combine social conscience with ability to deliver on customers' needs better than competitors.

Ethan B. Kapstein (4/28/2006). Economic Justice in an Unfair World: Toward a Level Playing Field. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 272 p.). Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development (INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France). Distributive justice; International economic relations--Moral and ethical aspects; Economic development--Moral and ethical aspects; Economic policy--Moral and ethical aspects; International economic integration. What would fair or just global economy look like? economic relations among states. 

Allen Kaufman, Lawrence Zacharias, Marvin Karson (1995). Managers vs. Owners: The Struggle for Corporate Control in American Democracy. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 271 p.). Social responsibility of business--United States--History--20th century;. Business ethics--United States--History--20th century; Management--Social aspects--United States--History--20th century; Business and politics--United States--History--20th century; Political action committees--United States--History--20th century.

Charles M. Kelly (1988). The Destructive Achiever: Power and Ethics in the American Corporation. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 222 p.). Business ethics--United States; Success in business--United States.

Rushworth M. Kidder (2005). Moral Courage: Taking Action When Your Values Are Put to the Test. (New York, NY: Morrow, 320 p.). Founder, President (Institute for Global Ethics). Courage; Ethics.

Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee (2005). Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 307 p.). S. C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing (Kellogg School of management, Northwestern University); President of Social Marketing Services, Inc. Social responsibility of business; Social marketing; Corporations--Charitable contributions; Corporate image. 

Richard S. Lambert (1934). The Railway King, 1800-1871; A Study of George Hudson and the Business Morals of His Time. (London, UK: G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., 320 p.). Hudson, George, 1800-1871; Railroads--Great Britain--History.

Alice Darnell Lattal, Ralph W. Clark (2006). A Good Day's Work: Sustaining Ethical Behavior and Business Success. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 332 p.). President and CEO of Aubrey Daniels International; Philosophy Professor (West Virginia University). Ethics. Success in Business. Tools from study of ethics, scientific management practices, behavioral psychology to ensure that ethical behavior is foundation for workplace practices.

Reynold Levy (1999). Give and Take: A Candid Account of Corporate Philanthropy. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 235 p.). President (International Rescue Committee), Chairman of the Board (Nathan Cummings Foundation), formerly an Executive Director (New York's 92nd Street Y), President (AT&T Foundation). Corporations--Charitable contributions--United States. 

Daniel Litvin (2003). Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest and Corporate Responsibility. (New York, NY: Texere, 339 p.). Social responsibility of business--Developing countries--History. Author illustrates the greed, benevolence, and ignorance of western business in the developing world.

George Lodge and Craig Wilson (2006). A Corporate Solution to Global Poverty: How Multinationals Can Help the Poor and Invigorate Their Own Legitimacy. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 208 p.). Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School; Economist, International Finance Corporation. Social responsibility of business--Developing countries; International business enterprises--Moral and ethical aspects--Developing countries; Poverty--Developing countries. Improved MNC legitimacy, stronger markets and profitability benefit world's poor and company shareholders.

Deidre McCloskey (2006). The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 634 p.). Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication (University of Illinois at Chicago). Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Commerce--Moral and ethical aspects; Social ethics--History; Business ethics--History; Virtues--History; Economic history. Radical view: capitalism is good for us; overturns every assumption about being bourgeois; applies new tradition of "virtue ethics" to lives in modern economies.

Meera Mitra; with a foreword by N.R. Narayana Murthy (2007). It’s Only Business!: India’s Corporate Social Responsiveness in a Globalized World. (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 192 p.). Social responsibility of business--India; Globalization--Social aspects--India.

William J. Morin (1995). Silent Sabotage: Rescuing Our Careers, Our Companies, and Our Lives from the Creeping Paralysis of Anger and Bitterness. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 175 p.). Social responsibility of business--United States; Business ethics--United States; Social values--United States; Corporate culture--United States; United States--Moral conditions.

Laura L. Nash; with a new introduction (1993). Good Intentions Aside: A Manager's Guide To Resolving Ethical Problems. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 259 p.). Business ethics.

James O'Toole (1996). Leading Change: The Argument for Values-Based Leadership. (New York, NY: Ballantine Boks, 282 p.). Business ethics; Leadership--Moral and ethical aspects; Industrial management--Moral and ethical aspects.

Lynn Sharp Paine (2002). Value Shift: Why Companies Must Merge Social and Financial Imperatives To Achieve Superior Performance. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 302 p.). Professor of Business Ethics (HBS). Social responsibility of business.

Moses L. Pava, Joshua Krausz (1995). Corporate Responsibility and Financial Performance: The Paradox of Social Cost. (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 176 p.). Alvin Einbender Chair in Business Ethics at the Sy Syms School of Business (Yeshiva University). Social responsibility of business; Social responsibility of business--Costs; Corporations--Finance. 

Moses L. Pava (1999). The Search for Meaning in Organizations: Seven Practical Questions for Ethical Managers. (Westport, CT: Quorum, 162 p.). Alvin Einbender Chair in Business Ethics at the Sy Syms School of Business (Yeshiva University). Business ethics; Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects; Corporations--Religious aspects; Social responsibility of business. 

Patrizia Porrini, Lorene Hiris, Gina Poncini (2009). Above the Board: How Ethical CEOs Create Honest Corporations. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 221 p.). Associate Professor of Management (C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University); Professor of Finance (C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University); Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Business and Statistics (University of Milan). Business ethics --United States --Case studies; Chief executive officers --United States --Case studies; Leadership --Moral and ethical aspects --United States --Case studies; Corporate culture --Moral and ethical aspects --United States --Case studies; Moral development --United States --Case studies. How select group of CEOs have built ethics into foundations of their organizations, contributed to corporate value by reinforcing their stance among shareholders, stakeholders, customers; practices, procedures, personalized approaches.

Terry L. Price (2005). Understanding Ethical Failures in Leadership. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 240 p.). Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (University of Richmond). Business ethics; Leadership--Moral and ethical aspects. 

Donald P. Robin, R. Eric Reidenbach (1989). Business Ethics: Where Profits Meet Value Systems. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 166 p.-). Business ethics--United States.

Eds. Michael A. Santoro, Thomas M. Gorrie (2005). Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 492 p.). Associate Professorin the Business Environment Department (Rutgers Business School); Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy (Johnson & Johnson). Pharmaceutical industry; Drugs--Marketing--Moral and ethical aspects; Drugs--Research--Moral and ethical aspects; Medical innovations--Social aspects; Social responsibility of business. Growing tension between the industry and the public. Role of intellectual property rights and patent protection; moral,  economic requisites of research, clinical trials; drug pricing;  marketing.

Debra Satz (2010). Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 264 p.). Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society (Stanford), Director of the Bowen H McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Free enterprise -- Moral and ethical aspects; Capitalism --Moral and ethical aspects. Skeptical view of markets; free markets are not always force for good (free exchange of child labor, human organs, reproductive services, weapons, life saving medicines, addictive drugs); What considerations ought to guide debates about such markets? What is it about particular exchanges that make some types of markets problematic? How should social policies respond to more noxious markets?; broader, more nuanced view of markets: allocate resources and incomes, shape culture, foster or thwart human development, create and support structures of power.

Leonard R. Sayles, Cynthia J. Smith (2006). The Rise of the Rogue Executive: How Good Companies Go Bad and How To Stop the Destruction. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 259 p.). Emeritus Professor (Columbia University Graduate School of Business). Business ethics--United States; Corporations--Corrupt practices--United States; Chief executive officers--United States--Professional ethics; Corporate governance--United States; Social values--United States; White collar crimes--United States--Prevention. Persistence and pervasiveness of executive excesses and self-serving behavior.

Peter Schwartz and Blair Gibb (1999). When Good Companies Do Bad Things: Responsibility and Risk in an Age of Globalization. (New York, NY: Wiley, 194 p.). Chairman of the Global Business Network; GBN principal. Social responsibility of business; International business enterprises. 

(LRN), Dov Seidman (2007). How: Pursue Significance and Achieve Success. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 338 [p.). Founder LRN (originally Legal Research Network). Success in business; Business ethics; Valuesl Organizational effectiveness; Technological innovations. Four comprehensive parts: 1) forces, factors that have changed world of business (hows with which we conduct ourselves); 2) frameworks to understand these hows, implement them in powerful, productive ways; 3) actions, decisions to thrive in new business realities; 4) systems of how, vision for winning through self-governance. 

Laurence Shames (1989). The Hunger for More: Searching for Values in an Age of Greed. (New York, NY: Times Books, 291 p.). Success; Wealth--Moral and ethical aspects.

Leonard Silk and David Vogel (1976). Ethics and Profits: The Crisis of Confidence in American Business. (New York, Ny: Simon & Schuster, 251 p.). Industries--Social aspects--United States; Business ethics--United States.

Ronald R. Sims (2003). Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Giants Fall. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 328 p.). Professor of Business (William & Mary). Business ethics; Social responsibility of business. 

Robert C. Solomon (1999). A Better Way to Think About Business: How Personal Integrity Leads to Corporate Success. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 145 p.). Business ethics.

Paul Steidlmeier (1992). People and Profits: The Ethics of Capitalism. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 368 p.). Business ethics; Capitalism.

Compiled by Barbara Ley Toffler (1991). Managers Talk Ethics: Making Tough Choices in a Competitive Business World. (New York, NY: Wiley, 372 p.). Business ethics--United States; Decision making--Moral and ethical aspects; Executives--United States--Attitudes.

Barbara Ley Toffler with Jennifer Reingold (2003). Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed, and the Fall of Arthur Andersen. (New York, NY: Broadway Books, p.). Founder, Arthur Andersen's Ethics Consulting Group (former teacher of ethics at HBS). Arthur Andersen & Co.; Accounting firms--Corrupt practices--United States.

Tad Tuleja (1987). Beyond the Bottom Line: How Business Leaders Are Turning Principles into Profits. (New York, NY: Penguin, 228 p. [orig. pub. 1985]). Business ethics--United States; Executives--United States--Conduct of life; Industries--Social aspects--United States; Social responsibility of business--United States.

David Vogel (2005). The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility. (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 222 p.). Solomon Lee Professor of Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business, Professor of Political Science (University of California, Berkeley). Social responsibility of business. Contemporary corporate social responsibility movement in both the United States and Europe.

Sandra Waddock (2008). The Difference Makers: How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs Created the Corporate Responsibility Movement. (Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Pub. Ltd., 320 p.). Professor of Management at Carroll School of Management (Boston College). Social responsibility of business. History, detailed analysis of how corporate responsibility emerged as key political, social, business issue, why it has evolved so quickly, visions for future; 23 early pioneers of social movement in North America, UK.

Clarence C. Walton (1988). The Moral Manager. (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Pub., 278 p.). Business ethics--United States; Executives--Professional ethics--United States; Corporations--United States--Corrupt practices.

Charles Watson; foreword by C. William Verity (1991). Managing with Integrity: Insights from America's CEOs. (New York, NY: Praeger, 375 p.). Business ethics; Executives--United States--Attitudes.

--- (2005). How Honesty Pays: Restoring Integrity to the Workplace. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 200 p.). Professor of Management (Miami University in Ohio). Business ethics; Integrity; Organizational behavior; Corporate culture.

Ed. Oliver F. Williams (1997). The Moral Imagination: How Literature and Films Can Stimulate Ethical Reflection in the Business World. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 210 p.). Business ethics; Business ethics in literature; Business ethics in motion pictures.

James Q. Wilson (1993). The Moral Sense. (New York, NY: Free Press, 313 p.). Professor of Management and Public Policy (UCLA). Ethics; Moral development; Social ethics; Values--Psychological aspects. 

Philippe de Woot (2005). Should Prometheus Be Bound?: Corporate Global Responsibility. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 240 p.). Professor Emeritus of the Catholic University Louvain. Social responsibility of business; Corporate culture; Sustainable development. 

Daniel Yankelovich (2006). Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 208 p.). Chairman of Viewpoint Learning, of Public Agenda, and of DYG, Inc. Capitalism--Moral and ethical aspects; Business ethics; Social responsibility of business. Toxic convergence of cultural,  business trends that has led inexorably to corporate scandals; opportunity exists for positive change. 

Yakubu Zakaria (1999). Entrepreneurial Ethics and Trust: Cultural Foundations and Networks in the Nigerian Plastic Industry. (Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 275 p.). Plastics industry and trade--Moral and ethical aspects--Nigeria--Kano State; Business ethics--Nigeria--Kano State.



BELL: Business Ethics Links Library                                                                                                                                                                           

BELL is a comprehensive starting point for research in corporate ethics and social responsibility. The database provides access to codes of ethics for U.S. companies and trade and professional associations, ethics sites at college and university business programs, industry information resources, and company promotion of social responsibility covering such topics as arts assistance, environmental clean up, charitable giving and community programming.

Business Ethics

Directory of resources related to business ethics includes articles, publications, case studies, corporate codes of ethics, professional organizations and associations, and more. From librarian Sharon Stoerger of the University of Illinois. Subjects: Ethics...

Business Ethics in the Movies                                                                                                                                              

Begun in February 2003, movies selected: have significant characters, circumstances, or events worthy of study and discussion to increase our understanding of the complexity of (un)ethical behavior in the workplace; portray the effects of (un)ethical behavior on individuals, co-workers, families, friends, management, organization, industry, and so on.

Business Ethics Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                  

The magazine of corporate responsibility.

Business Ethics Resources on WWW                                                                                               Http://Www.Ethics.Ubc.Ca/Resources/Business/                                                            

From the University of British Columbia's Centre for Applied Ethics, this extensive catalog of business ethics resources is divided into eight sections including Public Sector Ethics, Publications, Codes of Ethics, and Ethics Institutions and Organizations. Each section consists of briefly indexed links, organized in alphabetical order. Business Ethics Resources on the WWW also links to a page of applied ethics resources and the Centre for Applied Ethics. 

Business for Social Responsibility                                                                               

BSR, begun in 1992 as an association of approximately 50 companies dedicated to helping businesses be both commercially successful and socially responsible, seeks to create a just and sustainable world by working with companies to promote more responsible business practices, innovation and collaboration.

The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College                                                                                                                                                    

For 20 years The Center for Corporate Citizenship has provided research, executive education and convenings on corporate citizenship topics. Because of our affiliation with Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, we function as an educational institution, a think tank and an information resource—all in one place. And all focused on fundamentally and measurably improving your company's ability to build and leverage its citizenship efforts for the benefit of society. The Center engages with companies to redefine business success as creating measurable gains for business and society. The Center achieves results through the power of research, education and member engagement.

Center for Business Ethics (Bentley College)                                                                                                                                       

The Center for Business Ethics is dedicated to promoting ethical business conduct in contemporary society. With a vast network of practitioners and scholars, and an expansive multimedia library, the center provides an international forum for benchmarking and research in business ethics. The center helps corporations and other organizations strengthen their ethical cultures through educational programming and consulting.

 Center for Responsible Business                                                                                                                                                                  

Launched in January 2003 - vision is to create a more sustainable, ethical and socially responsible society by establishing the Haas School of Business (University of California, Berkeley) as the preeminent educational institution for research, teaching, experiential learning, and community outreach in areas of corporate social responsibility - by exposing all of our constituents to the complex issues of a corporation's role and responsibility to society beyond simply maximizing shareholder wealth.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions                                                                                                                     

The library of CSEP began collecting codes of ethics over 20 years ago. In June 1996 Center received a grant from the National Science Foundation to put its collection of over 850 codes of ethics on the World-Wide Web - including codes of ethics of professional societies, corporations, government, and academic institutions. A literature review, an introduction to the codes, and a User Guide are included. Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions is committed to the importance of codes of ethics and has undertaken the Online Ethics Codes Project in order to enhance access to a very wide variety of codes.

Corporate Equity Index

"The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors." Includes evaluation of issues such as diversity training, domestic partner benefits, and respectful advertising. Includes reports back to 2002. From the Human Rights Campaign.

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire                                                                                                                                                                                           

Defined as the integration of business operations and values, whereby the interests of all stakeholders including investors, customers, employees, and the environment are reflected in the company's policies and actions. Seeks to promote the growth of corporate responsibility and sustainability through solutions-based information and positive examples of corporate practices. 

CorpWatch: Holding Corporations Accountable                                                                                                                                                                        

"Provides news, analysis, research tools and action alerts to respond to corporate activity around the globe," as well as information on various CorpWatch campaigns, including the Alliance for a Corporate Free UN, the Climate Justice Initiative, and the Greenwash Awards. Includes a guide to researching companies, a searchable and browsable library covering a wide range of issues, and information on how to get involved in grassroots organizations. Subjects: Social responsibility of business; Corporations; Business.

Ethics Updates                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Created in 1994 by Professor Lawrence M. Hinman (University of San Diego); designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors,  students. Visitors can use drop-down tabs on top of homepage to make way through sections that cover some basic theories of ethics, learn more about applied ethics in relation to such issues as animal rights, torture, world hunger; "Resources" area includes case studies for discussion, glossary of terms, classic texts in ethics, ethics surveys; has search engine, selection of videos that deal with various topics in ethics.

Ethisphere Institute                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. Our mission is to help corporate executives guide their enterprises toward gaining market share and creating sustainable competitive advantage through better business practices and corporate citizenship.

European Academy of Business in Society                                                                                                                                                                  

Established in 2002 after CEOs and Deans across Europe agreed on the urgent need for more and better knowledge and skills on business in society issues. Unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, with the support of the European Commission, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of business theory and practice in Europe.

Institute for International Corporate Governance and Accountability (IICGA)                                                                                                   

Founded at The George Washington University School of Law in 2000, funded by a major grant from the Ford Foundation. The mission of the Institute is to study corporate governance systems and capital markets throughout the world and develop methods to devise and sustain responsible and accountable corporate behavior.

World's Most Ethical Companies (2007)                                                                                                                        

This ranking arose from an evaluation of "more than 5,000 companies across 30 separate industries looking for true ethical leadership" in areas such as litigation and conflict resolution, corporate citizenship, pan-industry participation, and governance. Includes a description of methodology, a list of winning companies, and brief additional material about selected winners. From Ethisphere Magazine.


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