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European Business Ethics Casebook

The Morality of Corporate Decision Making

  • Wim Dubbink
  • Luc van Liedekerke
  • Henk van Luijk

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henk van Luijk, Wim Dubbink
      Pages 11-18
  3. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Frans-Paul van der Putten, Rosalie Feilzer
      Pages 53-67
    3. Frans-Paul van der Putten
      Pages 69-75
    4. Frank G.A. de Bakker, Frank den Hond
      Pages 77-98
    5. Michiel Brumsen
      Pages 99-111
    6. Johan Graafland, Luc van Liedekerke
      Pages 159-177
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


Business cases are at the heart of business ethics as a discipline. Analysis and reflection on the morality of business often is triggered by concrete cases. After four introductory chapters into recent developments within business ethics and the value of case analysis, the present volume offers extensive description of eight recent European cases, mainly stemming from The Netherlands and Belgium and all of them with a clear moral impact. Among them are the Lernout and Hauspie speech technology disaster, Heineken struggle with the promotion girls selling beer in Cambodia, cartels in the Dutch construction industry,  the pharmaceutical industry and the Aids crisis, and Unilever allegedly making use of child labour in the cotton industry in India. The book will be of interest to researchers as well as teachers of undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Ethics, Business in Society, Management and Organisation Theory and Strategic Management. It will also be useful for business practitioners eager to learn about business ethics by means of cases.


Aids Crisis Business Cases Business Ethics Business Morality Business in Society Cartels Child Labour Economic Policy Economics European Business Cases Financial Crisis Institutional Theory Law Management Theory Management and Oragnisation Management and Organisation Theory Moral Competences Moral Problems in Business Moral Reasoning Morality Pharmaceutical Industry and Aids Theory and Strategic Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Wim Dubbink
    • 1
  • Luc van Liedekerke
    • 2
  • Henk van Luijk
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of PhilosophyTilburg UniversityTilburgNetherlands
  2. 2.Fac. Business & EconomicsCatholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.AmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title European Business Ethics Casebook
  • Book Subtitle The Morality of Corporate Decision Making
  • Editors Wim Dubbink
    Luc van Liedekerke
    Henk van Luijk
  • Series Title Issues in Business Ethics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8965-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-8966-3
  • Series ISSN 0925-6733
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 182
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Law and Economics
    Philosophy, general
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