Globalization and information technology are driving the world into a new era. Is it the responsibility of business to pursue the common good - and more precisely, to participate in the construction of the global common good? This book brings together contributions from various disciplines, written by scholars who are at the forefront of this debate. It provides multiple insights into a tripartite relationship: business, globalization and the common good. It helps explain why the business sphere will probably not be in a position to ignore the common good much longer, and why this latter concept, widely ignored in today's management realm, is likely to become part of tomorrow's corporate policies and practices in the global context. Finally, this work opens up a plethora of avenues for future research, calling for the development of transdisciplinary approaches and for the elaboration of a research program embracing theoretical, empirical and spiritual perspectives to tackle this complex issue.
|Publisher||Verlag Peter Lang|
|Number of pages||447|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
|Name||Frontiers of Business Ethics|
Henri-Claude de Bettignies is Distinguished Professor of Globally Responsible Leadership at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. He is also the Aviva Chair Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility, INSEAD and the EU Chair Distinguished Professor of Global Governance and China-Europe Business Relations, CEIBS. He has published five books on management and business ethics.
Francois Lepineux is Professor and Head of the Center for Responsible Business at Rennes School of Business (in Brittany, France) and Research Fellow at INSEAD. Since graduating from HEC Paris School of Management in 1990, he has carried out various research and consulting activities, and received a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris.