Integrity in the Business Panorama

Models of European Best-Practices

  • Sebastian Văduva
  • Victor T. Alistar
  • Andrew R. Thomas
  • Ioan S. Fotea
  • Călin D. Lupiţu
  • Daniel S. Neagoie
  • Adrian F. Cioară

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sebastian Văduva, Andrew R. Thomas
    Pages 1-3
  3. Victor T. Alistar
    Pages 5-6
  4. Ioan S. Fotea, Daniel S. Neagoie
    Pages 15-37
  5. Sebastian Văduva, Călin D. Lupiţu
    Pages 39-53
  6. Victor T. Alistar, Daniel S. Neagoie
    Pages 55-65
  7. Sebastian Văduva, Daniel S. Neagoie
    Pages 73-98
  8. Călin D. Lupiţu, Adrian F. Cioară
    Pages 99-121
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 123-128

About this book


This volume explores the value of business integrity and ethics as a "best practice" model in business strategy. The authors define business integrity, explore areas in which integrity is often absent or discredited, and provide a framework and tools to help build better business ethics and corporate social responsibility. The volume aims to reveal that beyond the immediate economic effect, corruption can ruin entire countries by destabilizing key economic and political players, warping their vision for state development.

Against the backdrop of global financial and ethical crises, the authors argue that integrity in business is a key component for long-term success. Integrity includes the ability to be consistent with one’s moral values and principles and places society’s wishes at the center of business decision-making. The cornerstone upon which a culture of integrity is built within a certain business is the ethics code. It explicitly states the values and principles to which a company adheres. The continuous promotion, support and communication of the ethics code stipulations provide the basis upon which integrity in business is built.

Featuring case studies from countries such as Sweden, Great Britain and France and companies such Starbucks, Nike, PSEG, and Anglo-American PLC, this volume provides a comprehensive study of business integrity and social responsibility that will be of interest to students, scholars, professionals and policy-makers from around the world.


Business Integrity Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) European Framework Business Strategy Social Impact Ethics Code

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Văduva
    • 1
  • Victor T. Alistar
    • 2
  • Andrew R. Thomas
    • 3
  • Ioan S. Fotea
    • 4
  • Călin D. Lupiţu
    • 5
  • Daniel S. Neagoie
    • 6
  • Adrian F. Cioară
    • 7
  1. 1.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  2. 2.Transparency International RomaniaBucharestRomania
  3. 3.University of AkronAkronUSA
  4. 4. Faculty of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  5. 5.Emanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  6. 6.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania
  7. 7.Griffiths School of ManagementEmanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33842-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33843-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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