What is the social responsibility of businesses? What is the role of ethics within corporate governance? How should organisations manage ethics from within? Business Ethics 6e offers an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the field of business ethics, as well as practical guidance on governing and managing ethics in organisations. It tracks global developments in areas such as corporate ethical culture and highlights their relevance within the southern African context.
The new edition is aligned with the South African Companies Act and with the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance. This textbook is suitable for BCom students following courses in ethics and can also be used for graduate and postgraduate modules in business management and human resource management. Given the growing emphasis on corporate governance, the book is also of relevance to business practitioners as it addresses key ethical issues affecting organisations in the twenty-first century.

What is the social responsibility of businesses? What is the role of ethics within corporate governance? How should organisations manage ethics from within? Business Ethics 6e offers an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the field of business ethics, as well as practical guidance on governing and managing ethics in organisations. It tracks global developments in areas such as corporate ethical culture and highlights their relevance within the southern African context.
The new edition is aligned with the South African Companies Act and with the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance. This textbook is suitable for BCom students following courses in ethics and can also be used for graduate and postgraduate modules in business management and human resource management. Given the growing emphasis on corporate governance, the book is also of relevance to business practitioners as it addresses key ethical issues affecting organisations in the twenty-first century.

Features

  • Content is aligned to the King IV Code on Corporate Governance.
  • Updated information on the Companies Act of South Africa.
  • New case studies show how theory can be applied to business scenarios.
  • Content is aligned to the King IV Code on Corporate Governance.
  • The latest information on the Companies Act of South Africa, including social and ethics committees, is included.
  • The fourth generation guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative are discussed.
  • New case studies show how the theory can be applied to business scenarios.

Part 1: Definitions and distinctions
1Key concepts and distinctions in ethics
Part 2: The ethics of business
1Macro-ethics
1The social responsibility of business
1Ethics in organisations
Part 3: Theories on ethics and business
1The modes of ethics management
1Classical ethical theories
1Theories of the modern corporation
Part 4: Business ethics matters
1Ethics in business: Dispelling the myths
1Ethics and corporate reputation
1Ethics and human potential
1Ethics and trust in organisations
1Using ethics to prevent fraud
Part 5: Ethical decision-making in business
1Making ethical business decisions
1Ethical business decisions: Executive pay and downsizing
1Resolving ethical dilemmas
1Employment equity: resolving ethical dilemmas
Part 6: Governing ethical performance
1Ethics and corporate governance
1Leadership commitment
1Governance structures
1Ethics management structures
1Ethics risk and strategy
1Codes of ethics
1Institutionalising ethics
1Reporting and assessing ethics performance
1Organisational ethical culture
Part 7: Case studies
1Business ethics cases
This textbook is suitable for BCom students following courses in ethics, and can also be used for graduate or postgraduate modules in business management and human resource management.
  • Business Ethics 6e



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