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Readership: Academics: Undergraduate and postgraduate students of business and management; Students on related courses which incorporate elements of business, such as law, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, and philosophy.
Professional: Business practitioners, consumers, employees, investors, regulators, and policy makers in all aspects of the business environment.
Elaine Sternberg, Research Fellow of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics, University of Leeds
"The arrival of a new book on business ethics that has something valuable to say is such a rare event as to be worth celebrating ... The volume in question is Just Business ... companies would be more profitable, the gross national product higher, and standards of behaviour better in a country where every manager read Just Business and took it to heart." - Sir Samuel Brittan, Financial Times
"Just Business is clear, readable and witty ... it may become a standard text before long ... deserves to be read by everyone with an interest in business ethics, whether teacher, student or business professional." - Philosophical Quarterly
"Seen as a robust defence of a traditional property rights view of the
company and of business, it provides a very clear statement of the practical principles which inform that view ... [Sternberg's] account does demonstrate how the doctrine of shareholder value can be connected to a traditional view of the company, and how the concept of ownership remains critical for understanding questions of accountability and business ethics." - Corporate Governance
"Business ethics can be a contentious field, and there are not many good guides. This book offers a model for resolving a set of business ethical issues" - Bookwatch
Introduction: What Makes this Book Distinctive?
Section 1: The Conceptual Framework
1: The Importance of Business Ethics
2: The Nature of Business
3: The Business of Ethics
Section 2: Resolving Ethical Perplexities
4: Ethical Implications
5: The Ethical Enterprise
Section 3: Ethical Direction
8: Corporate Governance
9: Ethical Accountability
10: Morals and Markets