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Business & Society
A Strategic Approach to Social Responsibility & Ethics

Eighth Edition

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Business Policy

June 2023 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage

Business & Society integrates business and society into organizational strategies to showcase social responsibility as an actionable and practical field of interest, grounded in sound theory. In corporate America today, social responsibility has been linked to financial performance and is a major consideration in strategic planning. This innovative Eighth Edition ensures that business students understand and appreciate concerns about philanthropy, employee well-being, corporate governance, consumer protection, social issues, and sustainability, helping to prepare them for the social responsibility challenges and opportunities they will face throughout their careers.

The author team provides the latest examples, stimulating cases, and unique learning tools that capture the reality and complexity of social responsibility. Students and instructors prefer this book due to its wide range of featured examples, tools, and practices needed to develop and implement a socially responsible approach to business.

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Chapter 1 Social Responsibility Framework
 
Chapter 2 Strategic Management of Stakeholder Relationships
 
Chapter 3 Corporate Governance
 
Chapter 4 Business, Government and Regulation
 
Chapter 5 The Impact of Business on Government and the Political Environment
 
Chapter 6 Business Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making
 
Chapter 7 Strategic Approaches to Improving Ethical Behavior
 
Chapter 8 Employee Relations
 
Chapter 9 Consumer Relations
 
Chapter 10 Community Relations and Strategic Philanthropy
 
Chapter 11 Technology Issues
 
Chapter 12 Sustainability Issues
 
Chapter 13 Social Responsibility in a Global Environment
 
Case 1 Business Ethics Put to the Test During COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Case 2 Social Responsibility Now Streaming on Spotify
 
Case 3 Tesla Accelerates the Transition to Sustainable Energy
 
Case 4 A Bitter Pill for Johnson & Johnson
 
Case 5 Chevron Puts More Energy Into Sustainability
 
Case 6 Uber’s Crash Course in Controversy
 
Case 7 Home Depot Builds Up Stakeholder Relationships
 
Case 8 Big-Box Retailer Walmart Sets Big ESG Goals
 
Case 9 Google Searches for Solutions to Privacy Issues
 
Case 10 Wells Fargo Banks on Recovery
 
Case 11 Starbucks Serves Up Its Social Responsibility Blend
 
Case 12 TOMS Kicks Out the One for One Model
 
Case 13 Apple Bites into Ethics
 
Case 14 From the Outside In: Corporate Social Responsibility at Patagonia
 
Case 15 Herbalife Nutrition: Managing Risks and Achieving Success

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