Business, Integrity, and Peace: Beyond Geopolitical and by Timothy L. Fort

By Timothy L. Fort

Moral company habit has an unforeseen payoff: it reduces the possibility of violence. This perception varieties the root of industrial, Integrity, and Peace. educational and well known curiosity within the themes of company accountability and 'peace via trade' has surged. This publication demonstrates that the adoption of ordinarily accredited moral enterprise practices doesn't require wholesale alterations in company governance. It does require, in spite of the fact that, the advance of extra reflexive and self-regulating types of company decision-making, drawing upon 3 strands of present company accountability methods: the criminal, the managerial, and the cultured. citadel introduces the idea that of overall Integrity administration, supplying an integrative framework that transcends disciplinary obstacles to create moral company cultures, which in flip supply the simplest chance for companies to turn into tools of peace. enterprise, Integrity, and Peace is a vital and provocative paintings that may entice educational students, enterprise leaders and policy-makers alike.

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12. R. J. Welford, Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe and Asia: Critical Elements and Best Practice, 13 J O U R N A L O F C O R P O R A T E C I T I Z E N S H I P 31–47 (2004). 13. Michael Bradley, Cindy Schipani, Anand Sudnanram, and James Walsh, The Purposes and Accountability of the Corporation in Contemporary Society: Corporate Governance at a Crossroads, 62 L A W A N D C O N T E M P O R A R Y P R O B L E M S 3, 9–86 (Summer 1999). 14. 9–11 C O M M I S S I O N R E P O R T 153 (2004). 15.

Ecclesiastes 3:1–8, 22. 2. Colin Powell, quoted in Ted C. Fishman, The Myth of Capital’s Good Intentions, H A R P E R ’ S M A G A Z I N E 34 (August 2002). Fishman rejects Powell’s statement, arguing that business makes a great deal of money from war and instability. 3. g. F . A . H A Y E K , T H E F A T A L C O N C E I T (1988), arguing that all members of society tend to be better off with the free market. 4. A M A R T Y A S E N , D E V E L O P M E N T A S F R E E D O M (1999). 32 Business, Integrity, and Peace 5.

And those cultures and traditions can be grasping and narrow or they can be complex and balancing. That does require some level of cultural maturity and sophistication. In a similar fashion, non-governmental organizations, typically through media or Internet sources, try to impose social expectations on the corporation. Just as the law imposes negative consequences (typically in the form of fines) on a company for misbehavior, so NGOs attempt to blacken the eyes of corporations so that corporate 16 Business, Integrity, and Peace image and reputation lead to negative financial consequences.

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