Journal of International Business Ethics

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Vol. 8, No. 2, 2015

Corporate Responsibility in a World of Cultural Diversity and Pluralism of Values
I do not want my house to be walled inon all sides and my windows to be stuffed.I want the culture of all lands to be blownabout my house as freely as possible.But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.[Mahatma Gandhi]IntroductionThe facilitation and...
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Global Ethos, Law, and Economy
IntroductionIn my short presentation, I will not attempt to present in detail the idea and the tasks of the Global Ethos Foundation. Founded in 1995 by Hans Küng, this foundation works on the vision of a global change of awareness of ethics. People depend...
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How Do Different Elderly-Care Patterns Affect Subjective Well-Being of Elderly People in Rural China? Case of Shandong Province
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionSustainability has become a buzz topic globally. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established in the year 2000, has made a real difference in people's lives, and this progress will be expanded...
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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
September 25, 2015, was the day when world leaders set us on a new course by adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first test of the SDGs came a few weeks after the September...
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Civic China - A Unique Conformation
Civil society was first conceived by Aristotle to describe the ancient Greek city-state. It has gained currency as a vital component to democracy in modern political culture and theory. Near the end of the 20th century, its popularity resurged largely...
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Linking Business and Society beyond Corporate Responsibility: Culture, Social Development, and Corporate Sustainability
On the way to my office, I pass the exhibition center in Basel, recently renovated by star architects Herzog and de Meuron, which is currently buzzing with Baselworld, the foremost annual exhibition for watches and jewelry. 150 000 visitors and 4 000...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015

A Discussion on the Legal and Ethical Challenges for Chinese Overseas Investment: Risks, Contributors, and Measures
IntroductionOver more than 30 years of reform and opening up, the Chinese ec onomy has become increasingly internat ionalized, and the current "one belt, one road" initiative, as well as the "going out" strategy, accelerates the grow th of China's foreign...
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The Roots of Corporate Philanthropy in China
IntroductionThe responsibilities of corporations to society are conventionally associated with business ethics, and Corporate Responsibility (CR) is most frequently understood as the dominant framew ork to describe the responsibilit ies of business to...
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Road to Transparency: Relationship to Risks and How It Is Perceived and Handled by Chinese Extractive Companies Involved in Overseas Investment
IntroductionChina's overseas investment has grow n rapidly over the past decade. In contrast to the overall trend of global direc t investment, which shrank annually by 8% from 2011 to 2014, China's overseas direc t investment grew with a compound annual...
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Integrated Value Creation (IVC): Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Creating Shared Value (CSV)
Integrated Value Creat ion (IVC) is a concept and practice that has emerged from a long tradition of think ing on the role of business in soc iety (Carroll, 1999). It has its roots in what many today call corporate (soc ial) responsibility, or CSR, corporate...
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Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014

The Influence of Context and Culture on Corporate Responsibility Expectations in South Africa
IntroductionThe kind and degree of responsibilities of corporations are influenced by many factors, including the specific historical, political, and legal contexts and conditions (Burke, 1999), legitimization of corporate action and social support (Dowling...
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The Research of CSR Measurement System for Chinese Pharmaceutical Companies: A Delphi Study
IntroductionChina's pharmaceutical market has steadily experienced significant growth in the past few decades, and now it has become the pillar industry for Chinese economic development. According to official statistics from China, the pharmaceutical...
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Perfect the Corporate Governance Structure under the Philosophy of Low-Carbon Development and Corporate Social Responsibilities
IntroductionThe achievements of the human race up until now have continually amazed human beings themselves. However, the rising of more and more problems and contradictions have, also, brought confusion to the future of human kind. Problems, such as...
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Consumer Perception, Behavioral Gap, and Response to Ethical Business: The UK Perspective
IntroductionDue to social, political, and economic developments, stakeholders of business, particularly consumers, are becoming more empowered and vocal in today's world. Bird and Hughes (1997) indicate that there are many curious consumers who even...
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The Myth of Chinese and European Identities in Business History
IntroductionThe rise of the West from the 18thto the 20th century has, so far, been the focus of attention of conventional international historiography. But in the very near future, the main object of historical scholarship may be how to explain the...
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The Roots of the Lack of Honesty in the China Market
Since 2004, the Chinese economy has boomed as a result of industrialization. This will help the Chinese to eradicate servility culture rationally and revitalize national culture with humanity. Face up to the history and respect humanity. Only in this...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014

Financial Transparency and Disclosure: China Progress on Corporate Governance
Recent negative publicity regarding alleged fraud, supposedly perpetrated by Chinese public companies listed in the U.S., primarily Chinese companies that entered the U.S. markets via reverse mergers,1 has tended to paint all Chinese companies with the...
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Reasoning and Differences between CSR Theory and Practice in China, the United States and Europe
IntroductionEfforts to integrate ethics and management have a long history. At the beginning of the 20th century, the emergence of modem companies in Western countries and the failure of free economy made economists examine the operations of enterprises...
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Business Ethics Index in China: An Empirical Study on Young Consumers
IntroductionChina, the world's most populous country, has been getting considerable attention by academicians, as well as business professionals (Lu, 2008). China is now the world's second largest economy, and it is expected to overtake the United States...
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Harmonious Society and Corporate Social Responsibility: Shaping the Factors That Drive Environment-Related CSR
The Harmonious CSR RevolutionIn 2006, a China Daily article declared that environmental damages cost China 10 percent of its GDR While experts disagree on the exact costs of environmental degradation in China, there is consensus that these costs are...
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On the Relationship between CSR and Profit
What is the relationship between CSR and profit? Which one should be given more priority? It is not only a realistic problem for corporations, but also a theoretical and practical subject for scholars to study systemically. Milton Friedman (1970) holds...
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Probing into the Position and Perspective of Business Ethics Research
Is the study of ethics a scientific or a practical proposition? To determine whether a study can be classified in the areas of science, a simple test is that, if it dares to ask "what" and "why" questions. The task of ethics research is to explore the...
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New Business Ethics
New Business Ethics By Liu Guangming ISBN: 978-7-5096-0238-6/-234 Publisher: The Economic Management Press (November 2008)Business ethics refers to the code of conduct and guidelines of handling business relationships among businessmen, and it be can...
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Global Ethics News and Events
Global Ethics Forum 2014The Global Ethics Forum Conference on 3-5 January 2014 at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, brought together more than 150 participants and 50 speakers from all continents and called for more 'Equality in...
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Vol. 6, No. 1/2, 2013

Corporate Harmony and Confidence Building Spheres on the Financial Market
Abstract:As the last financial crisis was caused by abuse of trust on the part of the financial institutions, this paper describes a proposed structure integrating sustainability and ethics based on trust and confidence. The author describes relations...
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Subsidiarity in Asia
Abstract:The principle of subsidiarity is a principle of social organization. In recent years, the application of this principle has been found in areas as diverse as international law (especially European Union law), the social teaching of the Catholic...
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The Contribution of Emmanuel Levinas to Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics in the Post-Modern Era
Abstract:Emmanuel Levinas developed an ethics of inter-subjectivity and responsibility. According to the phenomenology of Levinas, moral impulse and intuition are elicited by the encounter with the Other. Encounter with the Other, particularly the face...
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Rating Agencies and the European Union Sovereign Debt Crisis: An Ethical Approach
Abstract: Credit ratings have become a key factor in today's financial markets. Their importance influence not only private finances but, also, they influence a country's finances, budget, economic policies, politics, and, in the case of Europe, credit...
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Review and Revision: Theory and Practice of Corporate Philanthropy in China
Abstract:Corporate philanthropy has played an indispensable role in public welfare areas in China since its emergence in the 1990s. As an "emerging philanthropic market" (Michon & Tandon, 2012) where entrepreneurship or corporate citizenship is still...
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Stakeholder Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) of Multinational Companies in China
Abstract:With the advent of globalization, the track record of multinational companies (MNCs) has been vague in relation to their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries. What is even lacking is a better understanding of what exactly...
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Accountability and Transparency in the Financial Services Sector: Advancing Sustainable Finance
The Prevailing Framework for Reporting Guidelines Is Not Relevant to Significant Aspects of the Financial Services SectorWhile the prevailing framework for accountability and disclosure of corporate environmental and social performance has accomplished...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, 2012

Preliminary Observations on Islamic Ethics in the Chinese Context
Abstract:The paper is a preliminary and introductory sketch of the background necessary to study Islamic ethics in China. (1) It situates Chinese Islam in the spectrum of world religions and within the context of the "Three Teachings" of China. (2) It...
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On Reading Sun-Tzu: The Promise and Perils of Appropriating a Chinese Classic in International Business Ethics
It was one of those defining moments in the history of modern American business - or at least Hollywood's version of it. Gordon Gekko, the fictional character in Wall Street (1987), whose legendary success as a corporate raider was based on illegal insider...
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Corporate Harmony and Confidence Building Spheres on the Financial Market
Abstract:As the last financial crisis was caused by abuse of trust on the part of the financial institutions, this paper describes a proposed structure integrating sustainability and ethics based on trust and confidence. The author describes relations...
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Teaching Business Ethics: An Integrated Approach
Abstract:Inculcating a strong sense of ethical values among tomorrow's managers and leaders has become both a necessity for industry and an academic imperative, during these times of scams and governance failures. This paper examines challenges Indian...
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The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State/What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer/China in Ten Words
The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State by Zhang Wei Wei World Century Publishing Corporation (June 14, 2012) ISBN 1938134001,978-1938134005 Hardcover, 208 pagesWhat Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer by Tom Doctoroff...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012

Correlates of Ethical Intentions: A Critical Review of Empirical Literature and Suggestions for Future Research
IntroductionResearch efforts have continually been focused on the triggers behind (un)/ethical conduct and the cognitive processes individuals use while evaluating dilemmas in order to ascertain why individuals behave unethically in workplaces. These...
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Ethics and Economics: How Can They Be Integrated into Good Business Decision-Making? an Eastern European Perspective
Abstract:Can there be any doubt nowadays that business ethics is of extreme importance? The economic crisis in the entire world, as well as in Europe, where its impact has been especially acute, prompts us to reconsider the relation between material...
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Human Rights and Corporations
Abstract:China is undergoing a great change from a traditional society based on obligations to a modern society based on rights. In modern society human rights are basic behavior codes and values needed, and everyone's rights should be respected, which...
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Development for the People by the People
Abstract:The business ethics which we find in firms, implemented by managers and facilitated by formal economic institutions is socially embedded in the general perception of what economic development stands for. A country where monetary rewards get...
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Ethical Numbness: Some Glimpses of Lawyers across Asia and the South Pacific
Abstract:Business and professional schools often include ethics instruction, and graduating students are often idealistic about their ethics. But this can change to ethical numbness. The paper examines five causes of ethical numbness among lawyers in...
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Exposing "The Perfect Crime": Thomas A. Myers' Open Letter to the Occupy Wall Street (Ows) Movement
The Journal of International Business Ethics (JIBE) is proud to publish this open letter from Thomas A. Myers, the principal of one the USA's top firms specializing in forensic accounting. For those whose perception of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
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Open Letter from Thomas A. Myers to Occupy Wall Street
I am offering this letter of support to all of you who have contributed so selflessly to the Occupy Wall Street ("OWS") movement. You are steadfast examples of the fortitude and conviction that represents the quintessential American dedication to what...
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When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order
When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order by Martin Jacques The Penguin Press, 2009 ISBN 1594201854, 978-1594201851 Hardcover, 576 pages"When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the...
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