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BUS 301 Business Ethics: Reading list

BUS 301 Business Ethics


Department: BSc in Business Management
Module Description: The main aim of this module is to enable students to acquire a critical understanding of the foundations of business ethics; to develop a sound understanding of both individual and social aspects of business ethics; to examine the historical context of ethical practices and applications; to develop an appreciation for new or alternative perspectives of ethics, particularly in relation to issues of globalisation.  

Module text(s) 

  • Crane, A. and Matten, D. (2016). Business ethics. 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Request item
  • Fisher, C. and Lovell, A. (2008). Business ethics and values: individual, corporate and international perspectives. 3rd edn. Harlow, England: FT Prentice Hall. Request item

Recommended readings

  • Clegg, S. and Rhodes, C. (2012). Management ethics : contemporary contexts. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.
  • De George, R.T. (2003). The ethics of information technology and business. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Donaldson, T., Werhane, P. H. and Van Zandt, J. D. (2008). Ethical issues in business : a philosophical approach. 8th edn. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  • Goodwin, B. (2000). Ethics at work. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Gupta, A.D. (ed.). (2004). Human values in management. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Harrison, M R. (2005). An introduction to business and management ethics. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Hendry, J. (2004). Between enterprise and ethics. business and management in a bimoral society. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, C., Parker, M. and Bos, B. ten (2005). For business ethics. London: Routledge. 
  • Kline, J.M. (2010). Ethics for international business: decision making in a global political economy. 2nd edn. New York: Routledge.
  • Malachowski, A. R. (2001). Business ethics : critical perspectives on business and management. London: Routledge.
  • McEwan, T. (2001). Managing values and beliefs in organisations. Harlow, England: Prentice Hall.
  • Werhane, P.H. and Singer, A. E. (1999). Business ethics in theory and in practice: contributions from Asia and New Zealand. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • White, T.I. (1993). Business ethics: a philosophical reader. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company. 

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