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FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND LAW SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT D I S T A N C E L E A R N I N G M B A 2015/16 MAN4304M Business Ethics and Sustainability MODULE STUDY BOOK
Study Book: Business Ethics and Sustainability 2 Bradford MBA Copyright © University of Bradford 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 First published 2011 Second UK edition 2012 Third edition 2013 Fourth edition 2014 Fifth edition 2015 Sixth edition 2016 MBABESUK-SB-6-2016 MAN4304M University of Bradford Richmond Road Bradford BD7 1DP Bradford University School of Management Director of Studies Jonathan Muir Programme Leader Ian Fouweather Programme Administrators Gavin Turner [email protected] (Distance Learning MBA) Emma Pheasant [email protected] (Dubai and Bradford Executive MBA) Module Development and Module Leader Eshani Beddewela Bradford University School of Management Emm Lane Bradford BD9 4JL Tel: 01274 234374 Website: This Study Book may not be sold, hired out or reproduced in part or in whole in any form or by any means whatsoever without the University’s prior consent in writing.
Bradford MBA 3 Contents Introduction to the Module 7 Your module leader 7 Overview of Module and Module Descriptor 8 Assessment criteria 10 Support for your learning 15 Developing good academic practice 20 Module feedback from previous students 20 Unit 1: Introduction to Business Ethics 23 Introduction 24 Objectives 25 What is business ethics? 25 Business ethics in different organisational contexts 31 Globalisation: a key context for business ethics? 32 Sustainability: a key goal for business ethics? 35 Summary 37 Additional learning resources 38 References 39 Unit 2: Framing Business Ethics Corporate Responsibility, Stakeholders and Citizenship 41 Introduction 42 Objectives 42 What is a corporation? 42 Corporate social responsibility 44 Stakeholder theory of the firm 50 Corporate Citizenship the firm as a political actor 52 Summary 56 Additional learning resources 57 References 58 Unit 3: Evaluating Business Ethics Normative Ethical Theories 61 Introduction 61 Objectives 62 Role of ethical theory 62
Study Book: Business Ethics and Sustainability 4 Bradford MBA Normative ethical theories: North American and European origins and differences 63 Western modernist ethical theories 64 Alternative perspectives on ethical theories 67 Summary 70 Additional learning resources 73 References 74 Unit 4: Making Decisions in Business Ethics Descriptive Ethical Theories 75 Introduction 75 Objectives 76 What is an ethical decision? 76 Models of ethical decision-making 76 Individual influences on ethical decision-making 79 Situational influences on decision-making 83 Summary 88 Additional learning resources 89 References 89 Unit 5: Managing Business Ethics Tools and Techniques of Business Ethics Management 93 Introduction 94 Objectives 94 What is business ethics management? 95 Designing and implementing codes of ethics 95 Managing stakeholder relations 100 Assessing ethical performance 103 Organising for business ethics management 106 Summary 108 Additional learning resources 110 References 110 Unit 6: Stakeholders: Shareholders and Employees 113 Introduction 113 Objectives 114 Shareholders as stakeholders: understanding corporate governance 114 Ethical issues in corporate governance 117 Shareholders and globalisation 120 Shareholders as citizens of the corporation 122

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