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Readership: Third-year undergraduate and postgraduate students following a
module on business ethics.
Andrew Crane, George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, and Dirk Matten, Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Responsibility, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Professor Andrew Crane is the George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and a BSc from the University of Warwick. He has over ten years' experience of teaching and researching business ethics, and has spoken and published widely on the subject. Journals in which his work has been published include the Academy of Management Review,
Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and Organization Studies.
Professor Dirk Matten is Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada. He has a PhD and the Habilitation from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in Germany. He has taught the subject at universities in Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. His work is published in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies.
"Crane & Matten is a gem among Business Ethics texts. The authors have a clear and conversational writing style, a critical and yet open-minded perspective on issues, and a truly global vantage point, rare among competitors. Moreover, the vignettes, cases and ethics online and onscree n features are current and hip, offering significant depth and also broad appeal to students. Be sure to engage students with the accompanying blog by the authors; with charm, insight and wit, Crane and Matten are undoubtedly the rock stars of the Business Ethics world!
" - Lynne Andersson, Associate Professor, Business, Society and Ethics, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia.
"This is the best textbook I have ever used in 16 years as an academic.
" - Dr Arthur Shacklock, Griffith University, Australia.
"This is a textbook with a clear and theoretically well grounded structure. It goes beyond a typical American or European approach and deals with crucial global challenges for business in different countries and regions around the world - in a lively and objective manner with easy access to abundant web resources for both instructors and students. The authors' approach to explaining and teaching business ethics in a truly global context is an astounding achievement!
" - George Enderle, John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of International Business Ethics, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, USA.
"Providing compelling arguments through the adoption of an international perspective and presenting an enlightening taxonomy of stakeholder-specific ehtical challenges, Crane and Matten are at the forefront of the recent move beyond simplistic views of how business ethics should be interpreted and integrated into corporate behaviour at the different levels and across boundaries.
" - Francesco Perrini, Full Professor of Strategic Management, SIF Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, Bocconi University.
"Crane & Matten is the clear market leader. The clarity of writing, number and length of cases, and the European perspective set it apart.
" - Dr Simon Brooks, University of Glamorgan
"Crane and Matten offer an integrated, theory-oriented introduction into the whole area of business ethics. In my opinion, there is no other textbook available that offers a similarly comprehensive overview and introduction." - Stefan Schwarzkopf, Copenhagen Business School
"The range of pedagogical features are very useful when teaching with this text. Crane & Matten is also well supported through a website; the provision of lecturer support notes is most useful in teaching practice. The authors clearly have a great deal of experience and a good 'feel' for the learning capabilities and teaching approaches that will engage today's' students." - Richard Warren, Manchester Metropolitan University
"Crane & Matten is contemporary, covering relevant and topical issues relating to business ethics. The writing is very accessible and the text contains some great innovations such as the Ethics on Screen boxes.
" - Mike Marinetto, University of Cardiff
"Written by two leading voices in the global debate on business ethics and corporate responsibility, this book has set new standards since its first edition and it is still by far the best book on business ethics available on the market. Simply a must read." - Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"This book is much more than a book. It is an invitation to dialogue and individual inquiry. It invites readers to understand Business Ethics not from a normative, generic and abstract perspective, but in a manner that is open and sensitive to the diversity of its approaches. And in doing so, it invites them to construct their own views on the matter.
" - Josep Lozano, ESADE Business School, Spain.
Part A: Understanding business ethics
1: Introducing business ethics
2: Framing business ethics: corporate responsibility, stakeholders, and citizenship
3: Evaluating business ethics: normative ethical theories
4: Making decisions in business ethics: descriptive ethical theories
5: Managing business ethics: tools and techniques of business ethics management
Part B: Contextualizing business ethics: the corporate citizen and its stakeholders
6: Shareholders and business ethics
7: Employees and business ethics
8: Consumers and business ethics
9: Suppliers, competitors, and business ethics
10: Civil society and business ethics
11: Government, regulation, and business ethics
12: Conclusions and future perspectives