Table of contents for Ethics for Africa today : an introduction to business ethics / Christine Wanjiru Gichure.


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Chapter One: Why Should Business Be Concerned With Ethics?..... ............... .  13
1  N eed  for  Ethics  .................. .........  .. ........ .. ......  1......... ........ ...... .  13
2. Development of the  Field  of Business Ethics  ................ ......... ......   15
3. Business Effectiveness and  Ethics ......   ......... ... ..... .  18
4, Timely Field for African  Business ......  ...... .. ............. ......  19
Chapler Two: Business and Ethics in the  ican Wrlvic  .........................  22
1. Business and Economy in Pre-colpn al Arica a
General OvervieC s ll ........ ....... . .....  .... .......... ........ ......   22
2. Social Transflrmation and Erosion of the I aditional
M oral Values  System  ............................... ............ ......  34
3 Adopting the Traditional Values to a Modern World View  ...................  37
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CONCFPTUAl, FOUND TIONS         F BUSINESS ETH-ICS
Chapter Three:  lhics, the  Basis for M orality  ...................................................  45
1- How Should Ne Live. and Iow Should We lve nogther? ................. 45
2. A  Brief H istorical Excursus  ......................... .......... ..... ..... ......... ...... .. . .  49
Chapter Four: Moral Responsibility and Accountabi its ............... ....  60
I  lHuman Beings as Moral Agents ... ...................... ......... ............ .  60
2  Elements for M oral Evaluation...... ....................... .......... ...... ...  63
3. M oral Conscience ...................... ..  ................ ................. ....  65
4. R esponsibility  ... .. ..  . ...       ...... .......  .... . ...   66
5.  M oral  L iability  ....  ...... ...  . ...... ... .. ....................  ......   ..........  69
6. M oral A ccountabi lity  ........  ..... .................. .......... .................... ...... .  69
"hhapter Five: The Virtues: Qualities that Add Value
to  the  Ends and  M eans of Business  ........... ....... ..... .......... ... ...... ....  72
1. M orality  and  the  Virtues..... .......... ........ ............... ....... ................... ..  72
2. Distinction  Between  Custom  and  M orality  ....... ............................  73
3. Investing  in  M oral Capital                                     7 --- ...........................  77
4. African  W isdom  and  Virtue  Ethics ...................................... ...... ....   79
5. Justice, the Guiding Principle of Ethics in Business and Society .................  84
6. Form s  of Justice............ .... ..... .. ........................ .... ... 90
7. Justice in Some Parts of Pre-colonial Africa .......... ... .................  92
Chapter Six: Virtue's Place In Business and Prosperity ............ ......... ....... .....  94
SVirtue, W ealth  and  Hlappiness  ..... ............... ........... ........ ..... ..... . .  94
2. Altruism and Self Interest: A Contradiction? ............ ............ ... ..  98
3 Two Approaches to Wealth and Prosperity.................. ............. .......  100
4. Compatibility of Virtue with Wealth Creation..................... ... ....  103
Part TI'hiee
PH IENOMIENOLOGY OF BUSINESS ETHICS
Chapter Seven: Business. Ethics and  Society.....  ............ ...... .. .... ..... ....  111
1. Phenomcnology of Business Ethics............. .. ...... ....... .. .  111
2. Economics, Business and  Society ...... ......... ... ...... ...... ...... ..  111
3. Economic Organisational Strategies and Business........................ .... 114
4. Business Enterprise as I uman Work.............. ......... ... ...... .....  120
Chapter Eight: The Firm, Its Purpose and Moral Responsibilities .....................  125
1. The  Firm  as a  M oral Entity....... .... ................ ... ......... . .........  ..... .....   125
2. The Firm: Conceptual Approach to its Purpose and Moral Management ...... 127
3. The Firm  and Management Ethics.... ........ ........ .........  - .........  136
4. The Moral Responsibilities of Business to the Consumers................. ... 138
Chapter Nine: Ethical Issues Between Business and Its Stakeholders ... .......... 143
1. What Constitutes an Ethical issue in Business and Professional Work.......... 143
2 Ethical Responsibiiies of the Firmnn to the Employees................... ..... . 143
3 Ethical Responsibi lties of Employees Towards Their Firm - .- ................. 147
4. Violations of Ethics in Business and in the Provision of Public Service........ 149
Chapter Ten: Ethics in Finance and  Financial Reporting ................ .... ..... ......   164
S. Fundamentals of Finance Ethics....... .... ... ..... ............. ......... .... ..  164
2. The Finance Carieer ..............       ........         ..... ....  165
3. Unethical Finance  ........ .... ..... ............. ... ... ......  167
4. Ethics in  Financial Reporting .........  ....... . .. .. ............ ...........  172
5. Fiduciary Moral Responsibility of Directors...... . ... .... ... ......... ... .  176
Chapter Eleven: International Business Ethics........................ ...........  177
I Globalisation of Business and Ethics ......... ................. 177
2. Ethical Quandaries of Globalisatio .............. ...... ..... .............. .  179
3. The Role of International Business Ethics ......................... .....  191
Part Four
FROM THEORY TO ACTION
Chapter Twelve: Instilling Ethics in Business and Organisations ................... 197
1.  Leading  the  'Ethics  W ar' ........ ....... ..................  .......... ......   ...................  197
2. Strategies for Transformational Leadership in Business and Organisations .. 199
3. Istruments to Achieve an Ethical Transformation in
Business Organisations............... .................... ..........  202
Chapter Thirteen: Promoting The Social Responsibility of Business............  213
1  Corporate Social Responsibility .... .. ................. ............ ..........  213
2. Philanthropy  and  Social Responsibility............................... ...... ....  218
3 Some Aspects of Social Responsibilities of Business ........................ . 222
4 Conclusion: Common Good and Corporate Social Responsibility ............. 232



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