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  • Understanding business and ethics in the South African context 2/e
  • Rathbone M
  • ISBN: 9780627041655
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627041662
  • 412 Pages | Published: 2024

What are the socioeconomic opportunities and challenges that we face in Africa and South Africa specifically? How do we view work, business and organisations? Are there different ways to understand these activities? How can these activities be conducted in a responsible manner? What implications do responsible operations have for the strategy, governance and management of organisations?

 

The second edition of Understanding business and ethics in the South African context provides an overview of the relationship between business and ethics from a contextual, integrative and practical perspective. The purpose of the book is to prepare undergraduate students to engage with ethical issues in the workplace and with socioeconomic opportunities and challenges in society in an accountable and responsible manner. The revision of the book was informed by new developments in business ethics, organisational management and governance. Consequently, the chapters were updated to include recent case studies, statistical information, new legislation (e.g. POPIA) and company information. In addition, two chapters on organisational communication and governance, written by well-informed experts on the relevant topics, are included in the book. Finally, the chapters on interpretation and how we understand organisational activities and context were further expanded and refined.

Chapter 1 Business and context

PART 1 UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS AND ETHICS

Chapter 2 Understanding, culture and history

Chapter 3 Understanding business ethics

PART 2 UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT

Chapter 4 Challenges faced by South Africa

Chapter 5 Capitalism: a brief summary of its origin, development and critique

Chapter 6 Historical, hermeneutical awareness: colonial, postcolonial and decolonial mentalities

PART 3 UNDERSTANDING ETHICS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT

Chapter 7 Concepts in ethics theories

Chapter 8 African moral theory

PART 4 BUSINESS THEORY, GOVERNANCE AND STRATEGY

Chapter 9 Business theories

Chapter 10 Ethical culture and climate: management of ethics

Chapter 11 Strategy, trust and corporate ethics

Chapter 12 Organisational governance

Chapter 13 Strategic integrated communication and integrated reporting

PART 5 BUSINESS AND ETHICS IN PRACTICE

Chapter 14 Business management: business ethics and corporate social responsibility

Chapter 15 Ethics in employment relations

Chapter 16 Green consumption and ethics

Chapter 17 Finance

Chapter 18 The role of business in contemporary technology

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