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Globally Responsible Leadership

Globally Responsible Leadership
Managing According to the UN Global Compact

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March 2012 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

What does a truly global manager need to know to lead responsibly?
How does he or she define and develop the core management competencies required to accomplish this?

This book uses the UN Global Compact and its ten principles as an overarching framework for understanding the complex issues facing global business managers today. Contributors from different parts of the world discuss the intersection between business and the ethical issues of our time—human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption—and, most critically, how readers can address these issues in the day-to-day running of their multinational operations.

Georg Kell
Joanne T. Lawrence, Paul W. Beamish
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Joanne T. Lawrence
1. Responsible Business: A Brief Perspective
Danial Malan
2. The Business of Business Is (Responsible) Business
Andreas Rasche
3. The United Nations and the Transnational Corporations: How the UN Global Compact Has Changed the Debate
Sandra Waddock
4. Context and Dynamics of the UN Global Compact: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Florian Wettstein
5. Human Rights as Ethical Imperatives for Business: The UN Global Compact's Human Rights Principles
Michael J. D. Roberts
6. Our Role as Managers in Understanding and Fulfilling the Labour Principles of the UN Global Compact
David Cooperrrider, Nadya Zhexembayeva
7. Embedded Sustainability and the Innovation-Producing Potential of the UN Global Compact's Environmental Principles
Peter Rodriguez
8. The Challenges of Corruption in Business, Government, and Society
Human Rights
Killer Coke: The Campaign Against Coca-Cola

Henry W. Lane, David T. A. Wesley
Google in China

Deborah Compeau, Prahar Shah
Ethics of Offshoring: Novo Nordisk and Clinical Trials in Emerging Economies

Klaus Meyer
Talisman Energy Inc.

Lawrence G. Tapp, Gail Robertson
Netcare's International Expansion

Saul Klein, Albert Wocke
Nestle's Nescafe Partners' Blend: The Fairtrade Decision (A)

Niraj Dawar, Jordan Mitchell
Jinjian Garment Factory: Motivating Go-Slow Workers

Tieying Huang, Junping Liang, Paul W. Beamish
Textron Ltd.

Lawrence A. Beer
Bayer CropScience in India (A): Against Child Labor

Charles Dhanaraj, Oana Branzei, Satyajeet Subramanian
L'Oreal S.A.: Rolling Out the Global Diversity Strategy

Cara C. Maurer, Ken Mark
Huxley Maquiladora

Paul W. Beamish, Jaechul Jung, Joyce Miller
Staffing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (A)

Alison Konrad, Ken Mark
RBC--Financing Oil Sands (A)

Michael Sider, Jana Seijts, Ramasastry Chandrasekhar
Barrick Gold Corporation--Tanzania

Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi, Paul W. Beamish
Host Europe: Advancing CSR and Sustainability in a Medium-Sized IT Company

Rudiger Hahn
Veja: Sneakers With a Conscience

Oana Branzei, Kim Poldner
Canadian Solar

Paul W. Beamish, Jordan Mitchell
Scandinavian Airlines: The Green Engine Decision

Jennifer Lynes
Phil Chan (A)

Paul W. Beamish, Jean-Louis Schaan
Medical Equipment Inc. in Saudi Arabia

Joerg Dietz, Ankur Grover, Laura Guerrero
Governance Failure at Satyam

Ajai Gaur, Nisha Kohl
Appendix A. The Corporate Commitment
Appendix B. The Communication on Progress Report
Appendix C. Leadership Blueprint: Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership Within the Global Compact
Appendix D. UN Global Compact Communication on Progress and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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A modern Approach for Understanding global Leadership

Professor Burkhard Von velsen
Institute of Management, Magdeburg University of Applied Sci's
February 20, 2013

An excellent book with good contextual and theoretical background on the UN Global Compact and a selection of cases that highlight the ten principles of the Compact.
It transcends the conventional boundaries of leadership research and practice by making a bold stance on global challenges.
This is strongly recommended to MBA students who face an highly uncertain and challenging environment with little sense of direction and mission.
It could be used not only for leadership classes but also business & society or CSR classes.

Professor Soo Hee Lee
Kent Buisness School, University of Kent
November 29, 2012

In today's world business leaders need to have a global perspective and this book helps them to look at responsible leadership in the wider context

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
October 31, 2012

Case studies are excellent and I will be drawing the main text to the attention of students - it highlights issues all international business managers should be aware of.

Dr Susan Martin
School of Business, Hertfordshire University
August 17, 2012

Useful tangential thought for our global leadership series.

Mr Stephen Gibbs
Huddersfield University Business Schl, Huddersfield University
May 25, 2012
Key features

Key Features

  • A universal, common framework for corporate and managerial behavior crosses cultures and nations to create an ethical, level playing field for doing business globally.
  • Thought-provoking perspectives on the fundamental issues facing contemporary global business leaders are provided by some of the leading thinkers in the field.
  • This book places complex issues in context and challenges readers to consider how to address them using cases drawn from real examples.
  • The authors discuss current trends in corporate responsibility and sustainability by grounding them in universal values and practices that all managers and employees can recognize and incorporate.

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