Global Business Ethics: Regulation, Code, or Self-Restraint

TitleGlobal Business Ethics: Regulation, Code, or Self-Restraint
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsCavanagh, GF
JournalBusiness Ethics Quarterly
Volume14
Issue4
Pagination625-642
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1052-150X
AbstractThree strategies for developing just and consistent global business practices are examined: (1) international treaties and agreements, (2) global codes of business conduct, and (3) voluntary self-restraint. International agreements investigated are: NAFTA, Global Warming Treaty, OECD Anti-Bribery Treaty and Infant Formula Agreement. The codes examined are the Caux Round Table's 'Principles for Business, The Global Sullivan Principles' and The United Nations 'Global Compact with Business'. Each of these three strategies is probed for its relative strengths and weaknesses, and its prospects for developing ethical business practices--especially in the area of improving the environment, human rights and working conditions.
NotesCover Date: October 2004.Source Info: 14(4), 625-642. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 39-2. Subject: BUSINESS ETHICS; CODE; ETHICS; GLOBAL WARMING; REGULATION; SELF-RESTRAINT. Update Code: 20100311.
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