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Economic Imperatives and Ethical Values in Global Business

The South African Experience and International Codes Today

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. The Setting

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. A Multinational Code of Conduct for South Africa

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 3-26
    3. The Emergence of the Anti-Apartheid Movement

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 27-55
    4. The First Step toward Implementation

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 57-79
    5. Shaping the Organization

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 81-97
    6. Measuring Progress

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 99-124
  3. The Sullivan Principles in Action Application of the Principles at the Corporate Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. Eli Lilly & Company, Inc.

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 127-138
    3. Ford Motor Corporation of South Africa

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 139-158
    4. Raising the Ante

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 159-182
    5. European and Other Codes of Conduct for the Companies Operating in South Africa

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 183-219
    6. Corporate Compliance with the Sullivan Principles

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 221-244
  4. Conflicting Forces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245
    2. The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 247-278
  5. The End Game

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 313-313
    2. Stampeding toward the Exit

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 315-332
    3. Repeal of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 333-347
    4. The Rocky Road to Post-Apartheid South Africa

      • S. Prakash Sethi, Oliver F. Williams
      Pages 349-375

About this book

religious values at the office door. Apartheid was an evil, and business had great power in South Africa. Where there is power, there is also responsibil­ ity. I prayed about this long and hard. I pushed the companies as much as I thought I could. There were advances and there were setbacks, but finally we prevailed and the Blacks of South Africa secured their freedom. My effort in behalf of the Sullivan Principles was only one of a number of significant efforts of the anti-apartheid movement. All of those other efforts must be recognized, as well. The Sullivan Principles and the manner in which they were implemented in South Africa were in the nature of a grand experiment in the sociopolitical change and economic uplifting of the Black people of South Africa. What is even more important is that the Principles were driven by an ethical and moral imperative, and were voluntarily implemented by a group of enlight­ ened United States multinational corporations. No grand design or vision is ever perfect. We fall prey to human follies, limited understanding of the future, and necessary compromises to seek not what is perfect but what is possible. Thus, any such effort is subject to criticism from those who seek ideological purity and those who seek to minimize the impact of change from the status quo . .

Keywords

  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • business ethics
  • ethics
  • human rights

Reviews

`S. Prakash Sethi and Oliver F. William's book on the antiapartheid movement and the birth and gradual modification of the Sullivan Principles is a monumental achievement. Sethi and Williams have spent more than 20 years in and out of South Africa, interacting with business leaders, union officials, lawmakers and government functionaries, researching the issues, interviewing the primary actors, consulting with ethicists, and spending endless hours with critics and apologists alike. ... Though this is an expensive book, it is a funcamental resource and belongs on the shelves of seminary and university libraries, in ecumenical, denominational and world mission offices, and in the hands of those who would be informed about one of the most important global-justice issues of the 21st century.'
James Armstrong in Christian Century, Januari 17, 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baruch College, USA

    S. Prakash Sethi

  • University of Notre Dame, USA

    Oliver F. Williams

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Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4615-4491-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)