Edited by Georges Enderle
The dramatic increase of international business since the 1980s has been a highly complex and rather opaque processs, despite the rhetorics both of globalization and the triumphant advance of capitalism. Enormous ethical challenges have come to the fore, which need thoughtful and courageous practical initiatives as well as academic expertise.
“This book’s attempt to ‘paint a . . . picture of international business ethics as it evolves’ is clearly worthy and timely. Recently, for example, the New York Stock Exchange’s chairman flew to guerilla-held territory in Colombia to discuss ‘the promise of capitalism’ with the insurgency group’s leaders—dramatic evidence of the ethical and political implications of global business. These papers by academics and corporate executives from 15 countries (half of them non-Western) would have stimulated valuable discussion and insights at the 1996 conference for which they were prepared. . . . Many contributors are leading business ethics scholars—Norman Bowie, Richard DeGeorge, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, to name the most notable.’ — Choice
“Enderle’s agenda was to provide an accounting of one meeting, as well as provoke a richer discussion. The book does both quite well. Economists, business persons, philosophers, theologians, Eastern traditions, Western traditions: all take their place in the chapters. The current state of affairs, Enderle would lead us to believe, is one of various discussions among all these actors. Most significantly, the book posits no clear answers, but this panoply of open discussion.” — Global Focus
“. . . This is a book with valuable and interesting specific topics …” — Ethics and Economics