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The corporation, ethics, and the environment /
edited by W. Michael Hoffman, Robert Frederick, and Edward S. Petry, Jr. ; foreword by Gregory H. Adamian.
imprint
New York : Quorum Books, 1990.
description
xxiv, 323 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0899306039 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Quorum Books, 1990.
isbn
0899306039 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
general note
"From the Eighth National Conference on Business Ethics sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College."
catalogue key
2110499
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-05:
Hoffman, Fredrick, and Petry (Bentley College Center for Business Ethics) edit a collection of conference papers that emphasizes business responsibility for the protection of the environment: the development of a corporate conscience is the predominant theme. The volume is divided into four sections titled "Business, Ethics, and the Environment: An Overview"; "Corporations and the Environment: Cases and Analyses"; "New Corporate Strategies for Controlling Environmental Risks"; and "Looking to the Future: New Approaches to the Problems of Business, Ethics, and the Environment." The essays reflect an eclectic perspective ranging from academic to professional. The writing style is intense and assumes a knowledge of the subject matter and the cases and articles cited. Where applicable, excellent use is made of charts and graphs. For business professionals and students at the upper-division and graduate levels. -S. R. Kahn, University of Cincinnati
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'œ[An] important resource. Containing reviews of the central issues, analyses of both positive and negative corporate policies, practices and cases, corporate strategies for limiting environmental risks, and new approaches for the future, this collection provides an important perspective for the field.'' Choice
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For the past few years, a growing chorus of concern has been raised over the way humanity is mistreating the earth and its environment. Animosity has traditionally existed between environmental advocates and those they perceive as the enemy--the business community--as evidenced by a recent survey that showed that 75 percent of Americans believe business has a definite responsibility to reduce pollution. But business has also not always been recognized for what it has done for the environment. This volume seeks to address those issues, as well as the extent of the corporate world's ethical responsibility for cleaning up the environment. The book focuses on the role of corporations and businesses in protecting the environment, utilizing studies of previous cases and crises as well as strategies and methods for future corporate conduct. The work begins with a foreword by Gregory H. Adamian, an introduction by Robert Frederick, and collected essays in four main subject groups. The first section provides an overview of the topic of business, ethics, and the environment, treating such issues as the ethical dilemmas of hazardous waste, the corporate commitment to the environment, and the corporation's environmental conscience. Section two presents a series of cases and analyses, including the Exxon Valdez crisis and the Union Carbide Bhopal gas incident, while section three probes corporate strategies such as the development and implementation of industry-wide codes of practice. Finally, section four looks to the future of and new approaches to business and environmental problems, considering the need to move environmental issues into the business school and to retool cultures for an ecologically sound future. As a companion to Business, Ethics, and the Environment this volume is an important resource for courses in business, public policy, and environmental issues, as well as a useful addition to business, academic, and public libraries.
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This volume focuses on the role of businesses in protecting the environment, utilizing studies of previous cases as well as current strategies and methods of possible future corporate conduct. The book provides an overview of the topic of business, ethics, and the environment, a series of recent cases and analyses, current and proposed corporate strategies, and suggestions for future approaches to business and environmental problems.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Business, Ethics, and the Environment: An Overview Terre Gaste
Animism Redivivus: Are New Visions of Nature a Threat to Homo Sapiens?
Can a Corporation Have an Environmental Conscience?
Hazardous Waste: Ethical Dilemmas of Ends and Means, Heroes and Villains
Straws in the Wind: The Nature of Corporate Commitment to Environmental Issues
Corporations and the Environment: Cases and Analyses Du Pont and Corporate Environmentalism
Total Quality: Ethics and the Environment
Martin Marietta's Commitment to Environmental Protection
The Chainsaws of Greed: The Case of Pacific Lumber
The Exxon Valdez Crisis
Hoff Rational Risk and Moral Outrage: Arthur D. Little, Inc., and the Toxic Alert
Union Carbide Limited and the Bhopal Gas Incident: Issues and Commentary
Business Ethics When a Crisis Occurs
Union Carbide Corporation's Liability for the Bhopal Disaster: Multinational Enterprise Liability
The Proposal of Multinational Enterprise Liability in the Bhopal Litigation
New Corporate Strategies for Controlling Environmental Risks Environment and Business in the 1990s: Threats, Opportunities, and Prospects for Cooperation
The Development and Implementation of Industry-Wide Environmental Codes of Practice
Dilemmas of Disclosure: Ethical Issues in Environmental Auditing
Anthropocentric Ethics in Organizations: How Different Strategic Management Schools View the Environment
Explaining Corporate Responses to Environmental Crises: A Game Theoretical Approach
Looking to the Future: New Approaches to the Problems of Business, Ethics, and the Environment Economics, Ethics, and the Environment
The Principle of Integrity and The Economy of the Earth
From Environment to Biosphere: The Necessary Reanimation of Ethical Discourse
Brown Ecological Sabotage and the Ethics of Radical Environmentalism
Getting the Environment into the Business School
Environmental Attitudes, Behaviors, and Decision Making: Implications for Management Education and Development
From Environmentalism to Ecophilosophy: Retooling Cultures for the Twenty-First Century
Index
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