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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Ethical Business

Challenges and Controversies

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780230546936
Publication Date August 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This text provides an up-to-date, critical analysis of contemporary issues in business ethics. The authors begin with an overview of the major, broad themes in business ethics, then move to a more practical discussion of ethics in key management functions. The second edition of The Ethical Business has been updated to address current thinking and new problems faced, with new chapters focusing on the symbiotic relationship between business and the environment and new case studies.

An essential core text for today's business students, bringing ethical dilemmas into context to provide the foundation of good management practice.

Key Features:

  • An up to date look at contemporary issues in business ethics, an area of huge importance in today's business world
  • Critical analysis of contemporary issues in business ethics
  • Case studies demonstrate the practical application of ethical themes
  • Pedagogical features such as boxed vignettes on current ethical dilemmas aid understanding and learning
  • A companion website with topical and interactive features

KAMEL MELLAHI is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Sheffield Management School, UK.

KEVIN MORRELL is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

GEOFFREY WOOD is Professor in HRM in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Introducing Business Ethics
The Ethical Business and the Business of Ethics
Governance and Compliance
Social Partnerships
Green Issues
Globalization and Trade
Accounting and Finance
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Supply Chain and Operations Management


'This is an excellent introductory text: grounded, topical and practical' - Jeremy Moon, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Director of International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School, UK
'An excellent balance between theory and application with good philosophical underpinning.' - Carole Parkes, Senior Lecturer, Work& Organisational Psychology Group, Aston Business School, UK
'This interesting, thought-provoking book makes a valuable contribution to the field of business ethics. It is a book that scholars, tertiary students, business practitioners and the critical-thinking layperson alike will find rewarding. Given increasing pressures from citizens and governments on businesses to be socially responsible, the authors offer salient, pertinent challenges to each of us in terms of our own ethical stance.' - June Buchanan, Marketing Academic, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
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