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International Business Ethics

Focus on China

  • Stephan Rothlin
  • Dennis McCann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
    Pages 1-20
  3. Mapping the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 23-45
    3. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 47-63
    4. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 65-89
    5. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 91-107
  4. Areas of Stakeholder Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 111-129
    3. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 131-156
    4. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 157-177
    5. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 179-201
    6. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 203-224
    7. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 225-248
    8. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 249-272
    9. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 273-295
    10. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 297-320
    11. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
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    14. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
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    15. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 415-439
    16. Stephan Rothlin, Dennis McCann
      Pages 441-463
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 465-501

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses an essential need felt by many who seek to promote best business practices in China and East Asia – namely the need for culturally appropriate instructional materials (basic information, case studies and ethical perspectives) that will allow managers and entrepreneurs to understand and embrace the challenge of moral leadership in business. In an era characterized by globalization and the increasing importance of the economies of China, India, Japan, and SE Asia, international business ethics must reflect the concerns of the people living and working in this area, the moral and spiritual traditions that have nurtured them, and their specific contributions to sustainable development. This book presents twenty important case studies, taken from newsworthy events of the past few years, in which Asians and others have attempted to respond to this challenge. Each case study has been selected and shaped in order to highlight various aspects of doing business in Asia, starting with basic principles and moving on to the specific responsibilities that businesses have towards their various stakeholders. The authors contend that the best way to appreciate the relevance of Asian moral and spiritual traditions is to determine their specific contribution to virtue ethics, where the ancient traditions of both East and West converge in their focus on the qualities of moral leadership that form the basis of best business practice. Exploring the case studies will enable readers to appreciate the continued relevance of these ethical perspectives in Asian business. Best business practice clearly involves learning to do business and playing the game according to the rules; but the necessity of playing by the rules is not likely to become clear until one takes up the path that leads to a virtuous life in business, developing a moral character chiefly based on integrity.

Keywords

Business Economics Business Ethics Moral Virtue Stakeholder Responsibility the Natural Environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephan Rothlin
    • 1
  • Dennis McCann
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Distance EducationUniversity of International Business and EconomicsBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Liberal Arts and SciencesSilliman UniversityDumaguetePhilippines

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47434-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47433-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47434-1
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