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Contemporary Business Ethics: Rhetoric and Reality [Special Address]

Contemporary Business Ethics: Rhetoric and Reality [Special Address]

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2020) Contemporary Business Ethics: Rhetoric and Reality [Special Address]. In: Global Webinar on Human Values and Business Ethics, Monday 22nd June, Global webinar hosted by Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research (SRISIIM).

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Abstract

Favouritism and nepotism are endemic in many parts of the world. The life chances and quality of life of billions of people are limited by unethical and/or irresponsible conduct. There is often a wide gulf between rhetoric and reality. Corporate ethics and value statements are often bland and may have little influence on individual and collective decisions.

Many ethical dilemmas end up in board rooms. Making the wrong calls can damage trust and reputations. Boards need leaders and directors who instinctively know what the right thing to do is in different situations. Directors should exercise independent judgement and avoid obligations to particular people or sectional interests.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Additional Information: The Global Webinar on Human Values and Business Ethics was organised by the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research (SRISIIM)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Values, Values, Value statements, Business ethics, Ethics, Ethical conduct, Ethical leadership, Responsible leadership, Board of directors, Boards of directors, Directors, Sustainability, Environmental sustainability, Governance, Corporate governance, Corruption, Favouratism, Nepotism, Morality, Ethical principles, Trust, Reputation, Performance support, Support tools, Professional ethics, Ethical standards, Ethical dilemmas, Board rooms, Leadership, Acceptable behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 22:37
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28687

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