Business Ethics in Theory and Practice

Contributions from Asia and New Zealand

  • Patricia H. Werhane
  • Alan E. Singer

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Patricia H. Werhane, Alan E. Singer
      Pages 1-11
  3. The Ethics of the New Managerialism

  4. Strategic Discourses and Narratives

    1. Kate Kearins, Keith Hooper, David Coy
      Pages 51-61
  5. Empirical Psychology and Business Ethics

  6. The New Zealand Context

    1. Ian F. Grant
      Pages 101-111
    2. V. Suchitra Mouly, Amelia C. Smith, Jayaram Sankaran
      Pages 113-130
    3. V. Nilakant, Ramzi Addison
      Pages 131-144
  7. The Asian Context

  8. Moral Progress in Business and Society

    1. Alan E. Singer
      Pages 221-239
    2. Alan E. Singer
      Pages 241-242
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book

Introduction

This book originated in a symposium on business ethics that took place in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Canterbury in September of 1997. Professor Werhane, who was a visiting Erskine Fellow, provided the keynote address, and many of the papers in this collection were originally presented at this symposium. We are grateful to Kluwer Publishers for the opportunity to publish these essays in their series on International Business Ethics. We want to thank the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School, University of Virginia, and the Erskine Trust and the Department of Management at the University of Canterbury for their support of Professor Werhane's fellowship, research for this text, and funding for its production. We especially want to thank Lisa Spiro, who copy-edited and prepared the manuscript for publication. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW This book originated in a symposium on business ethics that took place in the faculty of commerce, at the University of Canterbury, in September 1997. Professor Werhane, who was a visiting Erskine Fellow, provided the keynote address. Contributions to the proceedings were. inter-disciplinary, spanning theory and practice. Subsequent contributions were obtained from within New Zealand and from Asia. The book starts off on rather a pessimistic note: the new managerialism (the kind of thing Scott Adams jokes about in the world-famous Dilbert cartoons) is economically suspect and psychologically damaging.

Keywords

business development ethics management morality organization sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia H. Werhane
    • 1
  • Alan E. Singer
    • 2
  1. 1.Darden Graduate School of Business AdministrationUniversity of VirginiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of ManagementUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9287-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5273-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9287-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-6733
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