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  • Understanding business and ethics in the South African context
  • Rathbone M
  • ISBN: 9780627036774
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627036781
  • 342 Pages | Published: 2020

Understanding business and ethics in the South African context provides an overview of the relationship between business and ethics from a contextual and integrative perspective. The purpose of the book is to prepare students to engage with ethical issues in the workplace and socio-economic challenges in society in an accountable and responsible manner. The book incorporates the fundamental hermeneutical theories, the ethical dimensions of these theories, socio-economic challenges in South Africa, the development of capitalism, the challenges of the legacy of colonialism, ethical theories, business theories, governance, management of ethics, strategy and the practical exploration of ethics in management, marketing, labour relations and finance. The discussion is augmented with explanatory case studies and teaching resources.

This is a new contextual view on business and ethics in South Africa and will heighten the sensitivity of students to contextual factors facing business in South Africa and tools for responsible decision-making and ethical leadership. Cultural diversity and the challenges in relation to governance and ethics in business are explored to provide students with the ability to respond with possible alternatives that are responsible and sensitive to the unique South Africa context. 



Chapter 1: Introduction: Business and context

Part 1: Understanding business and ethics

Chapter 2: Understanding, culture and history

Chapter 3: The ethical dimensions of the hermeneutics of business

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



Chapter 7: Concepts in ethical theories: Business ethics and corruption

Chapter 8: African moral theory

Part 4: Business theory, governance and strategy

Chapter 9: Business theories

Chapter 10: Ethical culture, governance and the management of ethics

Chapter 11: Strategy, trust and corporate ethics

Part 5: Business and ethics in practice

Chapter 12: Business management: Business ethics and corporate social responsibility

Chapter 13: Ethics in employment relations

Chapter 14:  Green consumption and ethics

Chapter 15:  Finance




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