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Ethics Incorporated

Ethics Incorporated
Top Priority and Bottom Line

Revised Edition
  • Dipankar Gupta - Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory / Shiv Nadar University, India

July 2006 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This pioneering book discusses the role of ethics in today's fiercely competitive business environment. The author examines in detail how business ethics and values contribute to effective business practices. The book approaches this important subject from the perspective of leadership and maintains that thinking in terms of business ethics is really thinking leadership. The book illustrates how if top management has a clear focus on ethics it brings about more competitiveness, creativity, cohesion and direction in business practices.

The book also outlines the mechanism by which businesses can go about building an ethical and transparent organization. In a sequential manner, the author examines:

  • The purpose and role of business
  • The role of values, goals and the mission of business
  • The practical steps to creating an ethical organizational culture
  • The relationship between business ethics, productivity and profits

It illustrates how ethical business practices are not only good for the bottom line, but also for employee morale and productivity. This book examines business ethics from an organizational perspective and will serve as an introductory book on business ethics for students, executives, managers and leaders.

Getting It Right
What is Business Ethics and What It Is Not  
How to Make It Work
Putting Business Ethics in Place  
Step by Step
Guidelines for Business Ethics in Practice  
Corporate Governance and Ethical Leadership
Keeping Up Best Practices  
For an Ethics Game Plan
Playing It Safe and Playing to Win  
In Times of Trouble
Recognizing Red Flags  
Walking the Talk
A Little Ethics Is A Dangerous Thing  
Vendor Monitoring and Compliance
A New Dimension of Business Ethics  
Globalization and the Paradigm Shift
From Production to Consumption  

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ISBN: 9780761934707