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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries: The Blackwell Enclyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics (Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management) 1st Edition

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The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics provides clear, concise and highly informative definitions and explanations of the key concepts in one of the most important fields in contemporary business. Bringing together specially commissioned and carefully edited entries from an international team of the world's best known and respected ethics and business scholars, this will become the standard reference for students, researchers, academics and practitioners.

The Dictionary has been carefully designed to give both the expert and newcomer overviews and succinct presentations of the most important issues in business ethics. With entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short definitions of key terms, this pioneering Dictionary, long awaited by scholars and practitioners, gives the user:

  • Authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the whole field of business ethics.
  • A fully indexed and cross-referenced resource for research and further study.
  • Definitive entries covering all of the current theories and research that underlie the study of business ethics.
  • A completely international perspective and author base.

This dictionary is part of the Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management which contains ten further volumes covering each of the key areas of management science developed under the editorship of Professor Cary Cooper from the Manchester School of Management and Professor Chris Argyris of Harvard Business School.

About the Author

Patricia H. Werhane is the Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics in the Darden School at the University of Virginia. She is Editor-in-Cheif of Business Ethics Quarterly, and on the edotitorial boards of American Philosophical Quarterley, Journal of Value Inquiry and Public Affaires Quarterly.

R. Edward Freeman is Elis Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.


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R. Edward Freeman (1951-) was born in Columbus Georgia and educated in mathematics and philosophy at Duke University and Washington University. Currently he is University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics at the Darden School, University of Virginia. He is also Adjunct Professor of Stakeholder Management at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and a Visiting Professor at Nyenrode Business School (Netherlands). He currently holds an honorary appointment as the Welling Professor at George Washington University and the Gourlay Professorship at University of Melbourne.

For 30 years Freeman has written about stakeholder theory and business. His latest book, Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. Managing for Stakeholders was published in 2007 by Yale University Press. His co-authors are Jeffrey Harrison, Andrew Wicks, Bidhan Parmar, and Simone de Colle. Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book: Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, published in 1984, and reissued in 2010 by Cambridge University Press, where he traced the origins of the stakeholder idea and suggested that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders.

In 2008 Freeman was awarded an honorary doctorate in economics by Comillas University in Madrid for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. He is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts, and the blues,

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