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Ethics, Business and Society: Managing Responsibly

by Ananda Das Gupta SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
07/2010
ISBN:
9788132104025
Format:
Pbk 244 pages
Price:
AU$41.99 NZ$43.47
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This compilation analyses the differences between the concepts of 'social responsibility' and 'business ethics', which are often erroneously interpreted to be the same. It explains that social responsibility is a characteristic but just one of the many aspects of the much wider concept of business ethics. The collection includes contributions from experts from diverse fields such as industry, academia and non-governmental organizations, who present the theoretical underpinning of the concepts, along with real-life case studies dealing with the varied, hands-on experiences of leaders from different industries. This book will be an insightful read for professionals in the field of Business and Management.

Foreword - S Prakash Sethi
Prologue
PART ONE: THE SOCIETY, BUSINESS AND ETHICS: THE BROADER CANVAS
Business Ethics - Arabinda Ray
Governance and Economic Development - Bibek Debroy
Corporate Philanthropy as an Integrated Concept: The Case of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development - Klaus M Leisinger
Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A case study of the Tata Group of companies - D K Srivastava
Ethical Dimensions in Technical Education - The BITS Experience - L K Maheswari
XLRI : 'Renewing the Face of the Earth' - Pingali Venugopal
Education for a just, humane and equitable society - Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society and Governance - Subir Raha
PART TWO: ETHICS IN BUSINESS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: TOWARDS HORIZON
CSR For Promoting Stakeholder Engagement - Usha Jumani
Integrating Environmental Management in Small Industries of India: towards Socially Responsible Initiatives - Ananda Das Gupta
Ethics in science and Technology: Exploring a Select Perspective - Parthasarathi Banerjee
Indian Model of Leadership - Prasad Kaipa
Governing the Socially Responsible Corporation: A Gandhian Perspective - N Balasubramanian
Corporate Governance and the Role of Independent Directors - Arindam Banik and Pradip Bhaumik
Epilogue

What makes this book interesting is that it is peppered with numerous case studies, which have a bearing on the book`s central theme…The most notable strength of this compilation is its electric mix of writers, with both thought leaders and management experts sharing their insights and experiences. A must read for scholars and CSR practitioners.
Ananda Das Gupta is Professor and Head, Human Resource Department, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore. He has been engaged in teaching and research for more than 18 years in different universities and institutes across India. His areas of interest are Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources Management. He has a Masters Degree in Commerce with specialization in Personnel Management and he did his doctorate from Patna University as a University Grants Commission (UGC)-research Fellow. He is a Life Fellow of Indian Academy of Social Sciences and a Member of the Indian Society of Labour Economics. Presently he is member, Editorial Board, Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. He has written many books like Human Values in Management (ed.) published by Ashgate Publishing in 2004, Ethics in Business: Concept, Cases and Context published by Rawat Publications in 2005 and Corporate Citizenship: Perspectives in the New Century published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008.