Events such as Trafigura's illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire and BP's environmentally disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have highlighted ethical issues in international business at a time when business leaders, academics and business schools were reflecting on their own responsibilities following the global financial crisis. The scope and scale of the global operations of multinational businesses means that decisions taken in different parts of the world have far reaching consequences beyond the national settings where employees are located or where firms are registered and as such, an awareness of these responsibilities needs to be integrated into all levels and all subjects.

Using four guiding principles – a critical multi-level approach rooted in the tradition of European social theory, a comparative and international perspective, a global rather than just a European or American stand point and engaging with subject-specific issues this book aims to 'mainstream' business ethics into the work of teachers and students in business schools. This comprehensive volume brings together contributions from a range of experts in different areas of business studies thereby facilitating and encouraging a move away from business ethics being a box to be ticked to being an integrated consideration across the business disciplines.

This impressive book brings ethical considerations back to the heart of the business curriculum and in doing so, provides a companion for the progressive business student throughout their university career.

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PART I Introduction

chapter 1|19 pages

Ethics as social critique

ByPatrick O’Sullivan, Mark Smith and Mark Esposito

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PART I I Organizational strategy

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PART III Finance and economics

chapter 8|17 pages

The ethical and social dimensions of executive compensation

ByTerence Tse, Khaled Soufani, Lucie Roux

chapter 10|13 pages

Islamic finance revisited: a brief review with the Singapore example

ByHabibullah Khan, Omar K. M. R. Bashar

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PART V Marketing and innovation

chapter 16|15 pages

Ethics and marketing

ByDavid Bevan

chapter 17|16 pages

Deeper into the consumer’s mind: market research and ethics

ByCaroline Cuny

chapter 19|18 pages

Designing for a better world

ByJosiena Gotzsch

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PART V I HRM and employee relations

chapter 20|15 pages

‘You take the high road . . .’: analysing the ethical dimensions of high performance work systems

ByKeith Whitfield, Rachel Williams, Sukanya Sengupta

chapter 21|15 pages

Ethical challenges in business coaching

ByPauline Fatien Diochon

chapter 22|15 pages

Ethical issues for international human resource management: the case of recruiting the family?

ByMark Smith, Christelle Tornikoski

chapter 23|15 pages

Competency management: between managerial development and ethical questioning

ByPierre-Yves Sanséau

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PART VII The ethical future?

chapter 24|8 pages

Epilogue: towards an ethical future for business?

ByPatrick O’Sullivan, Mark Smith and Mark Esposito