Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, 14e by Lawrence and Weber has continued through several successive author teams to be the market-leader in its field. This new edition highlights why government regulation is sometimes required as well as new models of business-community collaboration. The authors believe that businesses have social (as well as economic) responsibilities to society; that business and government both have important roles to play in the modern economy; and that ethics and integrity are essential to personal fulfillment and to business success. In addition, this textbook has long been popular with students because of its lively writing, up-to-date examples, and clear explanations of theory.
PART ONE: BUSINESS IN SOCIETYChapter 1: The Corporation and Its StakeholdersChapter 2: Managing Public Issues and Stakeholder RelationshipsChapter 3: Corporate Social ResponsibilityPART TWO: BUSINESS AND ETHICSChapter 4: Ethics and Ethical ReasoningChapter 5: Organizational Ethics and the Law PART THREE: BUSINESS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLDChapter 6: The Challenges of GlobalizationChapter 7: Global Corporate Citizenship PART FOUR: BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICYChapter 8: Business-Government RelationsChapter 9: Influencing the Political EnvironmentPART FIVE: BUSINESS AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTChapter 10: Ecology and Sustainable Development in Global BusinessChapter 11: Managing Environmental IssuesPART SIX: BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGEChapter 12: Technology, Organizations, and SocietyChapter 13: Managing Technology and InnovationPART SEVEN: BUSINESS AND ITS STAKEHOLDERS Chapter 14: Stockholder Rights and Corporate GovernanceChapter 15: Consumer ProtectionChapter 16: Employees and the CorporationChapter 17: Managing a Diverse WorkforceChapter 18: The Community and the CorporationChapter 19: Managing Public RelationsCases in Business and Society: 1. The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster 2. The Carlson Company and Protecting Children in the Global Tourism Industry 3. Carolina Pad and the Mommy Bloggers 4. Moody's Credit Ratings and the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown 5. Merck, the FDA, and the Vioxx Recall 6. Kimpton Hotel's EarthCare Program 7. Ventria Biosciences and the Controversy over Plant-Made Medicines 8. The Solidarity Fund and Gildan Activewear 9. Mattel and Toy Safety