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In May 2004,
the U.S. Department of Commerce published a manual for corporate
responsibility programs that integrates corporate governance, organizational
ethics, and social responsibility: Business
Ethics: A Manual for Managing a Responsible Business Enterprise
in Emerging Market Economies. Kenneth W. Johnson, director
of the Ethics & Policy Integration Centre, is the principal
author. Igor Y.
Abramov, Senior Advisor, Market Access and Compliance, International
Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, is coauthor.
As a public
service, an electronic copy of the Manual (PDF) is offered for copying
and use without charge. 355 pages. Click
to download a free copy of the Manual directly from the Department
of Commerceor for information on how to purchase a hard copy
copy is $49.00 through the Government Printing Office). (Click
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provides a comprehensive framework of concepts, relationships, and worksheets
to help owners and managers of organizations of all sorts and sizes effectively,
efficiently, and responsibly engage organizational stakeholders to:
their vision for the organization;
expected responsibility program outcomes;
and develop implementing strategies, structures, and systems; and
their communications, management practices, business conduct, and organizational
learning toward that vision.
as a training tool for enterprises operating in countries that have just
recently transitioned to a market economy, Business Ethics will also be
useful to decision-makers in any organization that is seeking to design
and implement a business ethics program that conforms to global standards.
chapters of Business Ethics are organized into five sections that
answer the questions:
is a responsible business enterprise?
is the relationship between law, ethics, and responsible business conduct?
are the roles of corporate governance and social responsibility in business
constitutes a business ethics program?
is a business ethics program structured?
is a business ethics program put into practice?
can responsible business conduct be achieved?
practical examples drawn from successful European and American companies
are located throughout the text. Worksheets and checklists in each chapter
provide guided exercises for students, ensuring that the book is equally
appropriate as part of a training program or for self-study.
Business Ethics also contains an extensive bibliography, a glossary that
explains the basic terminology of business ethics, andin its nine
appendicesnumerous examples of business ethics policies adopted by
various countries and organizations.
to Peter Eigen, chairman of Transparency International, Business Ethics
"is an excellent, comprehensive, and easy-to-use manual on business
ethics. Business people, governments, and civil society organizations ready
to fight corruption will welcome this practical guide."
As a public
service, an electronic copy of the Manual (PDF) is offered for copying and
use without charge. Click
to download a free copy of the Manual directly from the Department of Commerceor
for information on how to purchase a hard copy through the Government Printing
Office. (you will need Adobe Acrobat to download the manual. Click the icon
below for a free copy of Acrobat Reader.)
to consult our updates, resources page for
the Manual. Feel free
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