Applied Ethics for Entrepreneurial Success: Recommendations for the Developing World

2018 Griffiths School of Management Annual Conference (GSMAC) on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

  • Sebastian Văduva
  • Ioan Fotea
  • Lois P. Văduva
  • Randolph Wilt
Conference proceedings GSMAC 2018

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Diana Ivana, Mihaela Drăgan, Diana Pitic, Liviu Ilieş
    Pages 39-49
  3. Crina Simona Poruţiu, Ciprian Marcel Pop, Andra Ramona Poruţiu
    Pages 71-79
  4. Oana Cristina Popovici, Adrian Cantemir Călin
    Pages 93-110
  5. Diana Ivana, Sorin Dan, Oana Cristina Popovici
    Pages 111-127
  6. Iulia Diana Popa, Dan-Cristian Dabija, David B. Grant
    Pages 129-146

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume examines the impact of ethics on business and entrepreneurship predominantly from the Romanian perspective. Featuring selected contributions from the 2018 Griffiths School of Management Annual Conference (GMSAC) on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics, this book investigates the impact of different social phenomena have upon the understanding and applicability of entrepreneurship and ethics, providing lessons for emerging economies.

In emerging economies, entrepreneurship is often times associated with a negative image and entrepreneurs are seen in an unfavorable light. This is due in part to the fact that from a superficial perspective, entrepreneurial behavior does not always amalgamate well with ethical behavior. Entrepreneurship is often perceived as “success at all costs” with little regard to the interest of stakeholder and, sometimes, even the law. On the other hand, ethics are often viewed as metaphysical, having little to do with business, organizational and financial success. In actuality, ethical decisions are a significant part of an organization and ethical behaviors impact organizational culture. Beyond the moral aspects associated with business ethics, companies that practice ethical demeanor are more profitable because investors, employees and consumers seek out companies that engage in fair practices.

Featuring contributions on topics such as medical ethics, business education, consumer behavior and governance, this book provides invaluable research and tools for students, professors, practitioners and policy makers in the field s of business, management, public administration and sociology.


Business Ethics Entrepreneurship and Ethics Quality Assurance in Higher Education Civil Society Medical Ethics Business Education and Ethics Ethical Behavior in Healthcare Governance Ethics Performance Management Knowledge Integration Management Advanced Knowledge Society/Economy FDI Motivations in CEE Countries Millennials versus Gen Z

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Văduva
    • 1
  • Ioan Fotea
    • 2
  • Lois P. Văduva
    • 3
  • Randolph Wilt
    • 4
  1. 1.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  2. 2.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  3. 3.Emanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  4. 4.College of Business and CommunicationsConcordia University TexasAustinUSA

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