Author: John Gerard Ruggie

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2764

"A true master class in the art of making the impossible possible." —Paul Polman One of the most vexing human rights issues of our time has been how to protect the rights of individuals and communities worldwide in an age of globalization and multinational business. Indeed, from Indonesian sweatshops to oil-based violence in Nigeria, the challenges of regulating harmful corporate practices in some of the world’s most difficult regions long seemed insurmountable. Human rights groups and businesses were locked in a stalemate, unable to find common ground. In 2005, the United Nations appointed John Gerard Ruggie to the modest task of clarifying the main issues. Six years later, he had accomplished much more than that. Ruggie had developed his now-famous "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights," which provided a road map for ensuring responsible global corporate practices. The principles were unanimously endorsed by the UN and embraced and implemented by other international bodies, businesses, governments, workers’ organizations, and human rights groups, keying a revolution in corporate social responsibility. Just Business tells the powerful story of how these landmark “Ruggie Rules” came to exist. Ruggie demonstrates how, to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, he had to abandon many widespread and long-held understandings about the relationships between businesses, governments, rights, and law, and develop fresh ways of viewing the issues. He also takes us through the journey of assembling the right type of team, of witnessing the severity of the problem firsthand, and of pressing through the many obstacles such a daunting endeavor faced. Just Business is an illuminating inside look at one of the most important human rights developments of recent times. It is also an invaluable book for anyone wanting to learn how to navigate the tricky processes of global problem-solving and consensus-building and how to tackle big issues with ambition, pragmatism, perseverance, and creativity.
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Christian Ethics for the Marketplace

Author: Alexander Hill

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 4316

"An ethical man is a Christian holding four aces." So said Mark Twain. But practicing Christians, at least, want to be ethical in all areas of life and work--not just when they are holding four aces. To those faced with the many questions and quandaries of doing business with integrity, Alexander Hill offers a place to begin. Alexander Hill carefully explores the foundational Christian concepts of holiness, justice and love. These keys to God's character, he argues, are also the keys to Christian business ethics. Hill then shows how some common responses to business ethics fall short of a fully Christian response. Finally, he turns to penetrating case studies on such pressing topics as employer-employee relations, discrimination and affirmative action, and environmental damage. This is an excellent introduction to business ethics for students and a bracing refresher for men and women already in the marketplace.
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Author: Ber Carroll

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 9781742624839

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 856

Niamh Lynch appears to have it all: a high-flying career, a handsome, successful husband and a loving family. But looks can be deceiving. From the moment she has to deliver the terrible news that there will be heavy redundancies at her workplace, her marriage crumbles and her life falls apart. Certain cracks have been there for a long time, since her family left Ireland. Others are new. Who will catch her as she falls? Her mother whom she can't forgive? Her father from his grave? Or Scott, a man who has just lost his job, but who seems to understand her like nobody else does?
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Author: Aniello L. Russo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453501754

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8546

"It's Just Business" is a work of fiction depicting a Mafia family which runs a modern operation with college graduates and carefully selected recruits. All monies are accounted for or squirreled away in foreign banks. Each operative has a legitimate cover job and faithfully pays taxes. No show of opulence is allowed, no freelancing, members are closely monitored, and deviation is quickly corrected. A low profile is maintained, average citizens have nothing to fear, surveillance by authorities is stifled, and legitimacy is a cover and part of the operation. Business transactions are conducted with the confidence that both parties will be satisfied.
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Business Ethics in Action

Author: Elaine Sternberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999266120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 3724

The only philosophically rigorous, free-market analysis of business ethics, Just Business shows how maximizing owner value can be fully ethical. Innovative, accessible and global in scope, its powerful Ethical Decision Model can be used to resolve ethical problems of business and corporate governance in all their actual complexity and variety.
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Author: Geraint Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755381742

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3529

In Geraint Anderson's JUST BUSINESS, it's murder in the city... Steve Jones, our Cityboy hero, wants out. He's looking to cash in before the soul-stripping toil of coining it in London's financial heartland turns into a life sentence. All it will take is a handsome seven-figure wedge in the bank and it's the good life for him and goodbye to the horrors of the Square Mile. Like the expert chancer he is, he sees an opportunity. Hacking into his boss's computer, he finds something that chills him to the bone. This is big time; there are bad men involved; there are millions at stake. So no change there then. But when he stumbles upon a murder and becomes the prime suspect, he has to go on the run. Together with his partner Gemma, he improvises ingenious ways of outwitting the authorities, a vicious drug cartel and even M15 in a chase that will send him half way round the world if he's going to stay alive...
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Author: Julie Cannon

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602823383

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 966

What should be just business becomes much more when two women agree to a deal that changes their lives. Real estate tycoon Dillon Matthews, in the middle of negotiating the deal of her life, is stunned when the owner of the small parcel of land she desperately needs to complete her latest project presents the final condition she must meet to close the deal. Callie Sheffield is struggling to pay the attorney she has hired to appeal her brother’s conviction for a crime he didn’t commit. When Dillon and Callie meet by chance, they realize each has what the other needs. A simple business transaction will give them both what they need—until love threatens to derail the negotiations.
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Author: Alec Hill

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830887997

Category: Electronic books

Page: 387

View: 3014

In this third edition of a popular textbook on business ethics, Alec Hill carefully explores the foundational Christian concepts of holiness, justice, and love, showing how some common responses to business ethics fall short of a fully Christian mindset. Updated throughout, this edition includes a new chapter on international business and uses penetrating case studies to clothe principles in concrete business situations.
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A Guided Journey Into Organizational Darkness

Author: Howard F. Stein

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567204421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 7918

Throughout the United States and indeed the world, organizations have become places of darkness, where emotional savagery and brutality are now commonplace and where psychological forms of violence--intimidation, degradation, dehumanization--are the norm. Stein succeeds in countering official pronouncements that "all is well" simply because unemployment is low and productivity high. Through the use of symbol and metaphor he gives us access to the interior experience of organizational life today. He employs a form of disciplined subjectivity, based on Freud's concept of counter-transference, and other methods to help us comprehend what such dominating notions as "managed social change" really mean.
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Author: Kat Attalla

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9780803494374

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 3890

Can an ultraconservative boss learn to enjoy life from her sexy, fun-loving employee? Sensible Leah Matthews has always done what was expected of her. And while she has what she always wanted - professional success - she has the sinking feeling that life has passed her by. So while attending a marketing seminar in Hawaii, she decides to let loose a little. Jackson Brandt, a fellow hotel guest and gold medal runner, is more than willing to help her break out of her shell. He showers her with the kind of attention she rarely receives from men. He seems like the perfect catch until she discovers that the company she works for has hired him and that she is his new boss. Her personal policy against inter-office romance and feeling of betrayal make for a tense working relationship. But memories of her romantic Hawaiian holiday won't allow her to keep him at a distance forever. Their sizzling chemistry and mutual respect make it hard for these star-crossed lovers to keep things at the company strictly business.
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Author: Robert Thomas Collins

Publisher: RavensYard Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781928928119

Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Page: 280

View: 9351

Collins presents the behind-the-scenes account of tumultuous upheavals in the oil industry between 1995-2002 as industry seeks to gain access to vital petroleum resources overseas.
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Author: Steve Delmonte


ISBN: 0557635349

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 134

View: 4118

An exciting new book by the author of A Pocket Full Of Fun! This time Steve goes after the funny side of business. Everyone's had a demanding boss or an unreal supervisor. See what happens in this new book of cartoons.
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Author: Myles Songolo

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312772050

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4583

Emmanuel Onyejekwe, a licensed mechanic working as a taxi driver as he transitions between jobs, and is weeks away from securing his family's financial security. But everything changes when one of his fellow drivers asks him to perform a favour. Out of kindness, Emmanuel takes on the request, unknowingly plunging himself and his family into grave danger.
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Author: Anthony Gordon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481756605

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6379

Four friends bound together by love, trust and devotion cleverly steal 20 million dollars from a card club in southern California. Little do they know that one person's greed could be the death of them all. It's an old game called the Oke Doke. Who will survive and who will stay true to the game?
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Author: Kelly Volpe


ISBN: 1329748492


Page: 156

View: 5614

Hitmen, Adrian Marconne and Travis Luciano return once again to prove that it really is just business, but this time the shoe is on the other foot. While trying to balance an endless bank account, an abusive boss, alcohol, women and doing what hitmen do best, overnight Adrian and Travis quickly discovery what life is like inside the real rat race. As if living in New York City isn't hard enough without having someone trying to whack you.
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2 Weeks in Busan

Author: Wanda Voy

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468971786

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2097

Twenty years ago, Ki Soo came to South Korea to redefine herself. Today, she is an aggressive and very successful chairman of a large advertising agency in Seoul. Lee Ho-Jun is climbing the corporate ladder rather quickly, but not rapidly enough for his liking. He wants to strengthen his position in Seoul's business community, and Ki Soo is his means to that end. An arrangement is made and assessed for two weeks during a networking conference in Busan. Their partnership is tested as Lee Ho-Jun wants more than the agreed upon terms and demons from their individual pasts surface.
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Arguments in Business Ethics

Author: Martin E. Sandbu

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205697755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 8234

This new first edition introduces business students, scholars, and practitioners to moral reasoning as it naturally arises in business decisions. It works through theories of moral philosophy as active analyses of practical problems rather than finished products, thus seeing moral reasoning as something the readers must engage in as opposed to just learn about. Through examples and questions that show how one cannot make informed business decisions if one cannot think philosophically, the author identifies, develops, and critically appraises the main approaches in moral philosophy as natural intellectual responses to challenges that business people confront. Note: MyEthicsKit does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyEthicsKit, please visit or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyEthicsKit (9780205029778)
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Author: Kelly Fedor


ISBN: 1257923536

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 2125

Working as a hit man in New York City's devious underworld, Adrian, alongside his partner, Travis Luciano, had experienced it all from deceitful murders to intricate drug deals. Both Adrian, and Travis, two handsome, young Italian men, had found themselves learning the art of execution thanks to a cruel world's unspeakable circumstances. Travis - after witnessing the slaughter of his beloved parents, found himself searching for not only answers, but justice. Adrian, on the other hand, had been recruited to this lavish life of crime after suffering through the most appalling and unmoral conditions; events that God himself should have prevented. Now, after learning of their latest assignment, Adrian is faced with one of the biggest decisions of his life: go against everything the mob has taught him or whack his long time friend, and new found love, Carolina Anderson; his sexy, sassy, and exceptionally smart 18 year-old girlfriend.
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