Business ethics teaching appears to have had little impact, particularly in the light of continued malpractice and misdemeaur in the form of financial scandals, environmental disasters and adverse consequences for communities. This timely book directly addresses a central question: is it that the existence of an ethical or an unethical climate influences behaviour, or, does the presence or absence of a moral character and personal values have the greatest influence on behaviour at work? Hemingway proposes four modes of individual moral commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability: the Active Corporate Social Entrepreneur, the Concealed Corporate Social Entrepreneur, the Conformist and the Disassociated. Hemingway posits that the Conformists represent the majority of people in organisations, adhering to the prevailing ethical climate, whatever that might be. However, it is the discovery of the corporate social entrepreneur which offers students and scholars a critical, alternative and optimistic perspective for the future of ethical business.
Christine A. Hemingway is an ex-corporate executive turned academic, having spent over a decade in blue-chip industrial management, followed by 14 years as an academic. She has over 30 years' experience working in public and private sector organisations. Currently, she is Visiting Fellow at the Nottingham University Business School (UK). Prior to this, she was a Brand Manager in a wide range of different industries, predominantly in fast-moving consumer goods, and latterly was European Marketing Manager with Allied Domecq. She has taught social entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham and strategic management and marketing at the University of Hull. Her research interests are in the psychological drivers of corporate social responsibility (CSR): business ethics, as well as management and organisational behaviour. Her research centres on moral psychology and social responsibility as a subjective state.
Christine A. Hemingway
Cambridge University Press
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