DescriptionAn exciting new Business Ethics textbook, the first with a truly integrated approach, designed to make the subject more relevant and accessible. This text is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business Ethics for the first time. It is also suitable for MBA students.
PowerPoint slides for each chapter including figures and tables from the book
Lecturer suides including guidance on in-text questions
Engage with business ethics, learn how to think ethically and how to make ethical decisions, apply ethical thinking to your own personal and professional development, and gets to grips with challenging situations.
Case studies, examples and activities place business ethics in a global context, in the wider business context and in the context of real-life every-day practice. With examples from SMEs as well as high profile MCNs including Barcelona FC, BP, Nestle, Tesco, Nike, John Lewis, Body Shop and Google.
By reading this book you will gain a comprehensive overview of, and all the skills needed for, ethical thinking and decision making; skills which will also be instrumental in your personal and professional development.
ContentsChapter 1: 'Are We Still the Good Guys?' - Introducing Ethics in Business
Chapter 2: Normative Ethical Theory
Chapter 3: Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 4: Whose Responsibility? The Ethical Environment
Chapter 5: Leadership and Governance
Chapter 6: Character, Culture, and Code: Managing Ethics
Chapter 7: The Workplace of the 21st Century
Chapter 8: Business, Management and Professions
Chapter 9: Consumers
Chapter 10: Supply Chain and Competition
Chapter 11: Social Responsibility
Chapter 12: Business and Government
Chapter 13: Global Ethics
Chapter 14: Environmental Sustainability
Simon Robinson is Professor of Applied & Professional Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan UniversityPaul Dowson
Paul Dowson is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University.
ReviewsThis is my new favourite introduction to business ethics. It is wide-ranging and contemporary in terms of topics, and clearly focussed in terms of methodology. What I most like about the book is the way in which the authors directly address the reader, urging him or her to take responsibility for their own development of a sense of responsibility and integrity, central to moral identity. The book presents a range of practical examples and worked exemplars as guidance towards and exercises in the development of such reflective practice, and is informed by theory rather than dominated by it. The overall 'feel' of the book suggests a strong commitment to the development of a new generation of business-folk with the capacity to think ethically, and an understanding of how this can make a practical difference.
- Professor Jim Parry, Charles University in Prague
Living by the principles argued in this book I have to declare an interest; I work at the same institution as the two authors and share an office with Simon Robinson. Applying the same principles does though also mean that my recommendation has integrity. This book covers all of the key ethical questions facing students and practitioners of business management and provides useable advice and guidance on how to respond to them. This does not of course mean answers but rather clear exposition and critical examination of the theory and principles that can and should inform action. If you are interested in and care about business ethics in practice, then read this book.
- Professor Jim Stewart, Coventry University
The Robinson & Dowson text is an excellent overview of Ethics in Practice, and I congratulate the authors on this extremely useful contribution to the literature. The structure is logical and the format is very user friendly.
I will be recommending this book to students on People Resourcing,HR Strategy,Contemporary Issues In HRM, Contemporary Issues in Management Modules at the University of Lincoln, and also to the 30 or so Dissertation students that I supervise accross the 3 institutions that I am involved with.
- Keith Metcalf, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln