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Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy
Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy

Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, 17th Edition

ISBN10: 1264080913 | ISBN13: 9781264080915
By Anne Lawrence, James Weber, Vanessa D. Hill and David M. Wasieleski
© 2023

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In a world economy that is becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent, the relationship between business and society is becoming ever more complex. The globalization of business, the emergence of civil society organizations in many nations, and new government regulations and international agreements have significantly altered the job of managers and the nature of strategic decision making within the firm. The Seventeenth Edition of Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy draws on the latest research to address the challenges facing business organizations and their stakeholders. The text builds on its legacy of market leadership by reexamining central issues.

PART ONE: Business in Society 
Chapter 1: The Corporation and Its Stakeholders 
Chapter 2: Managing Public Issues and Stakeholder Relationships 
Chapter 3: Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship 
Chapter 4: Business in a Globalized World 

PART TWO: Business and Ethics
Chapter 5: Ethics and Ethical Reasoning 
Chapter 6: Organizational Ethics

PART THREE: Business and Public Policy
Chapter 7: Business–Government Relations 
Chapter 8: Influencing the Political Environment 

PART FOUR: Business and the Natural Environment 
Chapter 9: Sustainable Development and Global Business 
Chapter 10: Managing for Sustainability 

PART FIVE: Business and Technology 
Chapter 11: The Role of Technology 
Chapter 12: Regulating and Managing Technology 

PART SIX: Business and Its Stakeholders

Chapter 13: Shareholder Rights and Corporate Governance 
Chapter 14: Consumer Protection 
Chapter 15: Employees and the Corporation 
Chapter 16: Managing a Diverse Workforce 
Chapter 17: Business and Its Suppliers 
Chapter 18: The Community and the Corporation 
Chapter 19: Managing the Public and the Corporate Reputation 

1. Failure by Design: Boeing and the 737 Max
2. Profiting from Pain: Business and the U.S. Opioid Epidemic 
3. Banning American Parts in Chinese Mobile Phones: Economic Sanctions, 
    Political Influence, and Trump’s Trade War 
4. BP Blowout: The Aftermath of the Gulf Oil Disaster 
5. Wells Fargo’s Unauthorized Customer Accounts 
6. The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster 
7. Starbucks at the Airport: Discrimination in Public Spaces 
8. Nestlé and Child Labor in the Cocoa Supply Chain 
9. The Boycott of Stoli Vodka  
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Anne Lawrence

Anne T. Lawrence is professor of management emerita at San José State University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed two years of post-doctoral study at Stanford University. Her articles, cases, and reviews have appeared in many journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Case Research Journal, Journal of Management Education, California Management Review, Business and Society Review, Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, and Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Her cases in business and society have been reprinted in many textbooks and anthologies. She has served as guest editor of the Case Research Journal. She served as president of both the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) and of the Western Case writers Association and is a Fellow of NACRA, from which she received a Distinguished Contributor Award in 2014. She received the Emerson Center Award for Outstanding Case in Business Ethics (2004) and the Curtis E. Tate Award for Outstanding Case of the Year (1998, 2009, and 2015). At San José State University, she was named Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2005. In 2015, she received a Master Teacher in Ethics Award from The Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University. She currently serves as chair of the board of the Case Research Foundation.

James Weber

James Weber is a professor of management and business ethics at Duquesne University.  He also serves as the executive director of the Institute for Ethics in Business, and coordinates the Masters of Science in Leadership and Business Ethics program at Duquesne.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught at the University of San Francisco, University of Pittsburgh, and Marquette University.  His areas of interest and research include managerial and organizational values, cognitive moral reasoning, business ethics, ethics training and education, eastern religions' ethics, and corporate social audit and performance. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Human Relations, Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Business Ethics Quarterly.  He received the SIM Sumner Marcus Award for lifetime contribution to the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management in 2013, and the Best Reviewer Award from Business & Society in 2015.  He was recognized by the Social Issues in Management division with the Best Paper Award in 1989 and 1994, and received the Best Article Award from the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in 1998.  He has served as division and program chair of the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management.  He has also served as president and program chair of the IABS. 

Vanessa D. Hill

Vanessa D. Hill is an associate professor of management at the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She earned her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and has taught at the University of Arizona and Winthrop University. She holds two professional certifications in Human Resource Management: the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society of Human Resource Management and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, business ethics, leadership, and workplace values. Her work has been published in several journals including Business and Society Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, and Journal of Management Inquiry. She is an associate editor for Business and Society Review and serves on the editorial review boards for the journals Business & Society and The Journal of Business Ethics. She served as president of the International Association of Business and Society (IABS) and was inducted as an IABS Fellow in 2018.

David M. Wasieleski

David M. Wasieleski (PhD, University of Pittsburgh) is the Albert P. Viragh Professor of Business Ethics in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and executive director of the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne. David also is an affiliate research professor at the ICN Business School in Nancy, France. His academic research focuses on natural science approaches to understanding ethical decision- making and the formation of social contracts within organizational contexts. He also studies the effects of cognitive biases and moral intensity on perceptions of ethical issues. His work has been published in Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization & Environment, Journal of Applied and Behavioral Sciences, and the Journal of Business Ethics. At Duquesne, he teaches business ethics, organizational behavior, management, and sustainability. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of Business and Society Review. He served as chair of the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management and current serves as president of the U.S. chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association.


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