From the Back Cover
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.