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A Conceptual Framework for Business Ethics in the Global Context
by Georges Endele. (2000)
Given the awesome challenges of globalization, it seems advisable definitively to place the approaches to business and economic ethics into the global context. This sets high standards, of which, until now, the practical and theoretical achievements of business ethics have fallen considerably short. The paper develops a conceptual framework for business ethics. It structures the field as an action-oriented approach at multiple levels, the economic actors having certain spaces of freedom with corresponding responsibilities. The international dimension at all levels is conceptualized with four types of relations. A "Two-Leg Approach" addresses the relationship between ethics and business by integrating the cognitive and normative-ethical dimensions included in the challenges business ethics faces today. (While this paper only deals with the conceptual framework, a longer paper also charts the emerging field of business ethics worldwide and discusses different theoretical approaches to business ethics.)
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A Good Lawyer
by Stephen Comiskey
A downloadable version of this paper is available as shareware. Here is the author's synopsis: "There are approximately 800,000 practicing lawyers in the United States today. Over 50,000 men and women enter law school each year and more than 40,000 become new lawyers each year. A Good Lawyer® says as succinctly as possible what I believe is rightfully expected of a good lawyer and hopefully it will be read, considered and talked about by all of those lawyers and law students."
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Business Ethics for Fast Thinkers
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Complete Guide to Ethics Management
The topic of business ethics is often charged with strong emotion and associated with numerous myths and misconceptions. This document Fills a Void of Practical Business Ethics Information for Leaders and Managers Current Literature is Focused on Needs of Philosophers, Academics and Social Critics -- Leaders and Managers Require More Practical Information About Managing Ethics Managing ethics in the workplace holds tremendous benefit for leaders and managers, benefits both moral and practical. This is particularly true today when it is critical to understand and manage highly diverse values in the workplace.
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Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Time Commitment Policy
This policy was drafted in compliance with federal, Regents' and University of Kansas policies and procedures for conflict of interest and conflict of time commitment.
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Do Business Ethics, Earnings Go Together?
by John Knapp (1977)
"Good ethics is good business, right? The rationale supposedly goes like this: Over the long term, the market place tends to reward good companies, while its invisible hand punishes those that mistreat employees, mislead customers or use underhanded tactics to get ahead. An interesting theory, if you're into neoclassical economics. But can it be proved in practice?"
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Ethical Choices: How to reason ethically
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Globalisation and Ethical Choice
by Harold P. Sjersen (2000)
The thesis put forth here is both easy to state and difficult to contemplate. It is that globalization as it is defining itself in our time is creating for humanity a new set of ethical challenges for which we have not yet discovered either the intellectual or spiritual resources to address.
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How Good People Make Tough Choices
by Rushworth M Kidder (1995)
"Breaking down complex philosophical issues into a step-by-step guide, Rushworth Kidder shows us how to grapple with everyday issues and problems. This book is a unique, anecdote-rich, and articulate program that teaches us to think for ourselves rather than supplying us with easy, definitive answers. Offering concrete guidelines and principles, Kidder enables us to resolve ethical dilemmas and to make the tough choice between what are usually two "right" values (hardbound--New York: William Morrow and Company, 1995; paperbound--New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996)."
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Information Ethics
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Integrity Ethics">
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Introduction to Ethics
As an Introduction to Ethics, the course is designed to be both historical and thematic. Key representatives of the history of ethics will be discussed in detail and major ethical theories will be analyzed in relation to concrete situations.
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Micro and Macro: The Emerging Field of Organizational Ethics
by Charles M. Horvath (2000)
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Moral Decision-making: An Analysis
by Chris MacDonald
Good intro to decision-making.
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On Economic and Ethical Value
by Lu Xiaohe (2000)
in The Online Journal of Ethics
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On Trust
by Miles Little and Michael Fearnside (1997)
in The Online Journal of Ethics
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Technology and Work Ethics
by James W. Leth (1995)
What turns a "fired up" professional into a "burned out" employee? If you ask a young engineer what is the role of engineering, you'll get an answer like "improving people's lives by solving real world problems." If you ask that same engineer the same question after they've been on the job for about fifteen years, you'll get a more mature perspective: "improving the company's profitability by increasing product quality or decreasing cost."
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Ten Steps for Effective Whistleblowing
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The Ethical Challenges of Globalisation: Analysis and a Possible Solution
by Guy C. Van Damme (2000)
This "challenge" of globalisation is due to our (western) way of decision making, although the efficient use of the means is inevitable in a limited world. For that reason, the solution to this problem lies in the development of a corrected version of our "rationality". This correction must be based on the respect for human rights where no distinction is made between positive and negative rights. We have to take into account that positive human rights aren't executable.
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Values@work 9-5
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Education, Foresight and Global Citizenship: valuing the needs of present and future generations to come.
Rather than working together to help build a better world, where unborn generations can live, laugh, play, share, care and transform conflicts non-violently, we may fatalistically accept a foreclosed future. Rather than building intergenerational partnerships, the well being of children today ...
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Background Briefing - Ethics in Government 2
8/14/94 Government Ethics Is Not Ethics By Neil Weiner Ethics, the study of right and wrong, is a traditional Sunday school subject. But in Washington, ethics has become the stu...
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