Business Ethics

Texts and Cases from the Indian Perspective

  • Ananda┬áDas Gupta

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introducing Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 3-30
    3. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 31-54
    4. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 55-72
  3. Ethics in Business Practice: Functional Areas of Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 107-113
    3. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 115-129
  4. Business, Society and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 161-188
    3. Ananda Das Gupta
      Pages 189-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-200

About this book


Business ethics is understood in a comprehensive and differentiated sense, as in recent years it has evolved under the influence of globalization. The present book examines inclusive growth, which includes more than just poverty alleviation and seeks to address the problem of equity through the enhancement of opportunities for all parties. This conforms to the fundamental task of business ethics, which is to enhance the ethical quality of decision-making and actions taken at all levels of business, i.e., at the personal (micro-), organizational (meso-), and systemic (macro-) levels and thus extending the narrow notion of business ethics as a niche for managers with good intentions. In the real world of competition and coordination, various situations produce various tradeoffs that the three pillars of the economy - Business, Government and Society - have to pursue for their survival and sustenance. In this book, we look into many such case studies in which the strength of one component leads to a benefit for one of the other components and a detriment for the other, thus causing an imbalance between the three pillars. This book will be equally valuable to students, philosophers, decision-makers in business and policy-makers at large.


Business Ethics as Strategy Corporate Governance Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ethics in Business Practice Ethics in the Age of Technology Social Impact

Authors and affiliations

  • Ananda┬áDas Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Jnana Bharathi CampusIndian Inst. of Plantation ManagementBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1517-2
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1518-9
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