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Business & Society

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.
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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