Governance Ethics: Global value creation, economic organization and normativity

  • Josef Wieland

Part of the Ethical Economy book series (SEEP, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theoretical Foundations of Governance Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Josef Wieland
      Pages 3-14
    3. Josef Wieland
      Pages 15-26
    4. Josef Wieland
      Pages 27-43
  3. Global Governance and Global Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Josef Wieland
      Pages 47-59
  4. The Governance of Economic Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Josef Wieland
      Pages 105-120
    3. Josef Wieland
      Pages 121-141
    4. Josef Wieland
      Pages 143-158
  5. The Normative Side of the Firm and Its Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Josef Wieland
      Pages 161-178
  6. The Governance of the Self: An Outlook

About this book


This book investigates the functioning and effects of moral rules and values as endogenous elements of governance structures when applied to economic and social transactions. It considers itself as a contribution to the research program of interdisciplinary Institutional Economics. The point of departure and framework of this book is Josef Wieland's theory of Ethics of Governance. Its focal point is the governance of the normative aspects of corporations. The Ethics of Governance is a comparative research project on business and economic ethics which started 15 years ago. Divided into five chapters, the book provides a comprehensive insight into the theoretical foundation and application-oriented results of the research project. It covers theoretical, conceptual and practical challenges in the global economy with regard to a sustainable economy, the social responsibility of corporations, and their transcultural and normative management. By offering comprehensive insight into the research results of the Ethics of Governance project, this book provides a unique scientific work on business and economic ethics.


Approach to Strategic Management Global Governance and Global Ethics Global Nomadism and Moral Standards Global Standards as Global Public Goods Governance Ethics Governance and Behavioral Sciences Governance in Global Stakeholder Discourses Governance of Economic Organization Governance of a Transcultural Value Management Local and Global Governance of Values Nexus of Stakeholders Normativity and Governance Theoretical Foundation of Governance Ethics

Authors and affiliations

  • Josef Wieland
    • 1
  1. 1.Zeppelin UniversityFriedrichshafenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07922-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07923-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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