Books on ethics with a special focus on China.

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  • Trust, legality and exceptionalism

    Liu, Baocheng; Stückelberger, Christoph; Tangen, Einar (Globethics.net, 2022)
    Trust is uniquely human and foundation for human cooperation. Today, the Rule of Law is highly relevant to build trust. The current and growing competition between USA and China as two superpowers reduces trust. It is linked to efforts of superiority, especially visible in the sectors of technology, military, trade, research, education and international standard setting and - especially in the U.S. - substantiated with the claim of exceptionalism. This book looks at the concepts, cases and expression of exceptionalism in the current geopolitical context, in the USA and in different countries, which see themselves as exceptional with an exceptional mission. The book offers ethical benchmarks to build trust and to react to notions of exceptionalism.
  • 中国价值观:理念与实践 : Chinese values : conception and practice

    Liu, Baocheng (Globethics.netCenter For International Business Ethics, 2022)
    拥有悠久历史与深厚底蕴的中国,在当今全球舞台扮演着愈发积 极且重要的角色。由24字组成的社会主义核心价值观,集中体现 了中国官方所推崇的当代中国集体价值诉求与实践纲领,本书旨 在从历史、政治与文化的视角,初步尝试发掘并解读其形成的根 源及合理性,并帮助读者理解其背后根深蒂固的伦理价值体系。 China represents a profound, long history, a vibrant presence and an important role in the world. This book offers a profound and initial attempt to excavate and decipher the historical, political and cultural moral values of China. It shows the rationale and legitimacy behind Chinese socialist value propositions of contemporary Chinese nation. It contributes to the understanding of values and the appreciation of Chinese cultural norms with its nuanced approach.
  • Overseas investment of Chinese enterprises : a casebook on corporate social responsibility

    Liu, Baocheng; Patel, Chandni (Globethics.net, 2020)
    This book offers unique case studies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in overseas investments of Chinese Enterprises, covering different industry sectors and regions. The decision making process of key stakeholders in ethical dilemmas, successes, failures and lessons learnt in CSR are analyzed. This book also offers an analysis of the core principles of effective stakeholder engagement, strategic planning and due diligence in the investment process, in topics such as infrastructure, mergers and acquisition, integration of local employees, trade unions and responsible advertising. It reiterates the importance of responsible business for the success of effective Outbound Direct Investment (ODI) strategies.
  • 影响中国环境政策执行效果的因素分析

    Bao, Ziran; 鲍自然 (Globethics.net, 2015)
    近年来,中国的重大环境问题越来越密切地与政策执行相关。因此,本书的视角确定为环境政策执行,探究环境政策执行不力的症结所在,为政策制定者和执行者提 供理论借鉴。在理性"经济人"假设、机会主义假设和资源稀缺性假设的前提下,本书以制度分析、行为分析和利益分析为主线,运用博弈论、委托-代理理论、公 共选择理论,结合案例分析和问卷调查,分析了环境政策质量、政策执行资源、正式制度、政策执行主体和政策对象的行为、社会力量的监督等诸因素对环境政策执 行效果的影响。最后,得出六项利于环境政策有效执行的建议。
  • China Business Perception Index

    Wang, Yuan; Luo, Yating (Globethics.net, 2015)
    The Business Perception Index (BPI) has been developed to understand the Kenya-based Chinese companies' characteristics, to understand the business and investment climate faced by Chinese enterprises, and how these conditions affect productivity and growth of Chinese companies in Kenya. The BPI Survey-Kenya is a firm-level descriptive survey of Chinese private and state-owned enterprises in Kenya. The questionnaire includes the following ten major sections: basic firm characteristics, regulation and taxes, crime and safety, informality, gender, finance, infrastructure, trade, workforce, corruption and obstacles analysis. We reached out through email and telephone to 184 Chinese establishments in Kenya, and 75 companies accepted the survey.
  • Philanthropy in China

    Baocheng, Liu; Mengsha, Zhang (Globethics.net, 2017)
    Philanthropy in China is fast growing. A new important charity law of China came into effect in 2016. This book is a comprehensive report about these developments: Philanthropy is considered the third form of wealth distribution (private means to public ends and communities) after market competition and taxation scheme. In individualistic and market-oriented societies, philanthropy is more established and relevant than in societies, where the state controls distribution. This book compares Chinese and Western concepts of philanthropy and analyzes the history, drivers, institutional environment, latest legal frame, donation patterns, the role of civil society, corporate giving and the media in Chinese philanthropy. The report serves as comprehensive overview for all actors in society in China and internationally who are dealing with philanthropy in China. (Globethics.net Publications)
  • 中国企业 “走出去” 社会责任研究报告

    Liu, Baocheng; Zhang, Mengsha (Globethics.net ; Center for International Business Ethics CIBE, 2018)
    企业的社会责任指企业主动满足公众对其的道德期待或自 愿为社会作出额外贡献的行为。随着全球企业社会责任运动的发 展,各类倡议、规范和立法层出不穷。在改革开放政策和自身发 展需求的推动下,中国企业加快了“走出去”的步伐。但部分外 国政府对中方的战略意图尚有疑虑,海外公众对中国企业的责任 表现仍有微词。中国企业亟须提高风险管控、内部治理、公共沟 通等能力,进而实现与诸多利益相关者的互利共赢,树立负责任 的全球公民形象。
  • CSR Report on Chinese Business Overseas Operation

    Liu, Baocheng; Zhang, Mengsha (Globethics.net ; Center for International Business Ethics CIBE, 2018)
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to corporate behaviour that pro-actively meets the ethical expectations of the public and voluntarily contributes to the society. The global CSR movement yields numerous initiatives, standards and legislation. Owing to the need for development as well as the reform and opening-up policy, mounting Chinese enterprises are “going global” with large amounts of capital. Nevertheless, some foreign governments cast doubt on China’s strategic intent, and the general public is dissatisfied with Chinese CSR performance. Chinese enterprises must strengthen their capacities regarding risk control, internal governance, public communication etc., so as to achieve mutual benefit with multi-stakeholders and build an image of responsible global citizenship.
  • 中国经济伦理研究 第一集 = Research on Chinese Business Ethics. Volume 1

    Shuqin, Wang (Globethics.net, 2016)
    经济伦理学是当代社会的显学。经济发展是人类生存的命脉。经济伦理关乎人类社会经济发展的走势及其国民的生活品质与幸福。深入探究现代市场经济社会经济发展的伦理规制,避免经济增长与道德滑落的二律背反,是世界各国都要面对和解决的理论与实践问题。本书是中国伦理学人对经济伦理相关问题理论研究的成果集萃。
  • 中国经济伦理研究 第二集 = Research on Chinese Business Ethics. Volume 2

    Shuqin, Wang (Globethics.net, 2016)
    经济伦理学是当代社会的显学。经济发展是人类生存的命脉。经济伦理关乎人类社会经济发展的走势及其国民的生活品质与幸福。深入探究现代市场经济社会经济发展的伦理规制,避免经济增长与道德滑落的二律背反,是世界各国都要面对和解决的理论与实践问题。本书是中国伦理学人对经济伦理相关问题理论研究的成果集萃。
  • 中国的企业社会责任=Corporate social responsibility in China

    Baocheng, Liu; Gao, Dorothy (Globethics.net, 2015)
    对外经济贸易大学国际经济伦理研究中心( C I B E ) 致力于 企业社会责任的研究、教育与推广。自2 0 0 7 年C I B E 发起首届大学 生“ 企业社会责任” 征文大赛以来, 全国累计有超过一万组同 学参赛, 有多名获奖选手获得国外硕士项目奖学金、国内外期 刊杂志发表、实习等机会, 在高校和社会中引起了强烈反响。 此次从第五届及第六届获奖论文中挑选出15篇优秀论文,整理成 集,由CIBE的瑞士合作伙伴全球伦理网(Globethics.net)在瑞士正式 出版发行。入选的论文题目涉及:环境保护、行政伦理、供应链管理、 保险信用、消费者权益、劳工保障、慈善创新等诸多相关话题。希望能 够引发更多机构和个人对“企业社会责任”理论和实践的探索,吸引更 多年轻人参与,为构建可持续发展的经济和社会环境贡献力量。
  • Chinese Civil Society

    Baocheng, Liu (Globethics.net, 2016)
  • 当代中国企业社会责任的历史演进分析

    朱, 金瑞; Zhu, Jinrui (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 企业社会责任是提升企业竞争力的要素之一,反映着企业的道德水平。中华人民共和国成立以来,中国企业的社会责任观呈递进状态。主要经历了三个阶段,即计划经济时代的政治义务等同于社会责任、改革开放初期到二十世纪末现代社会责任意识的觉醒和新世纪以来企业社会责任的清晰与自觉。Abstract in English: Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the core elements of enterprise competitiveness and it reflects the moral level of corporations. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Corporate Social Responsibility of Chinese enterprises experienced three progressive eras. In the era of planned economy, Corporate Social Responsibility is the same as political obligation. From the beginning of reform and opening to the end of twentieth Century, the consciousness of modern Corporate Social Responsibility was awaked. In the new era, Corporate Social Responsibility is performed more consciously. [pp. 327-328]
  • 中国医药企业社会责任评价指标体系研究总结与反思

    侯, 胜田; Hou, Shengtian (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 企业社会责任评价研究是企业社会责任研究领域中重要且易引发争议的热点。本研究基于利益相关者理论,综合运用德尔菲法、层次分析法,初步构建了医药企业社会责任评价指标体系。本文主要针对指标体系构建过程中的研究方法、指标选取、指标体系应用方向问题进行深入探讨,旨在总结研究经验,为未来深入研究提供借鉴。Abstract in English: CSR measurement is an important and controversial hotspot in the field of CSR research. This study aims at constructing CSR Measurement Index System for Chinese pharmaceutical companies based on stakeholder theory with the Delphi method and Analytic Hierarchy Process. This paper reviews the challenges of the research methods adopted, index selection and the potential application of the preliminary measurement index system. The research experience summarized in this paper will provide reference for further studies in this field. [pp. 357-358]
  • 发达国家企业社会责任实践的新趋势

    解, 本远; Xie, Benyuan (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 进入二十一世纪以来,发达国家在企业社会责任实践上出现了一些新趋势。政府对企业社会责任的推进无论是在动机上还是在策略上都从单纯地解决社会问题转向提升国家竞争力、实现社会团结、促进社会和环境的可持续发展,并且在推进企业社会责任时由单纯的国内治理转向全球治理。企业在履行社会责任时,倾向于履行战略型的社会责任,并且将对社会责任的履行同社会责任投资、参与公共治理等结合起来,通过创造共享价值等形式实现企业和社会的双赢。Abstract in English: In the first decade of 21th century, some new trends emerged in the practice of corporate social responsibility, both for the governments and companies of the developed countries. Governments change their motives and strategies from solely solving social problems to promoting national competitiveness,national solidarity and the sustainable development of both society and environment. Companies tend to fulfill the strategic social responsibility such as creating the shared value, which is combined to social responsible investment and public governance, in order to achieve the win-win situation between society and companies. [pp. 371-372]
  • 企业社会责任的道德基础探究

    解, 本远; Xie, Benyuan (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 道德基础问题是企业社会责任研究的一个重要议题,在这一问题上,弗里德曼等人以企业利己主义为股东至上论进行辩护,弗里曼等人以义务论为利益相关者理论进行辩护,但这两种辩护都存在各自问题而不足以为企业社会责任提供合理的道德基础。后果主义理论通过为波特等人提出的创造共享价值的企业社会责任观进行辩护,以及为企业和其他社会成员之间利益冲突的解决提供合理辩护,显示了其优越性。Abstract in English: The problem of moral foundation is an important issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) study. Business egoism is used to argue for shareholder theory by Friedman, and deontology is used to argue for stakeholder theory by Freeman. Both of these two theories cannot provide reasonable argument for moral foundation of CSR. By arguing for the “creating shared value” CSR advanced by Porter and for the solution of conflicts of interest between corporate and other members of society, Consequentialism shows its advantage. [pp. 343-344]
  • 经济伦理视野中的企业社会责任及其担当与评价次序

    王, 露璐; Wang, Lulu (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 从经济伦理学的视阈审视,将“经济责任”与“伦理责任”设定为企业社会责任中存有主次与先后的不同层序,是长期以来“经济”与“伦理”的分割式理解在企业社会责任问题上的显现。经济与伦理本质上是内在统一的。从这一立场出发,企业社会责任是经济责任与伦理责任内在统一、相互交融的“经济—伦理”责任。与此相对应,企业社会责任担当与评价的次序应遵循的原则是:企业在利润获取层面承担的社会责任优先于利润分配层面承担的社会责任。Abstract in English: From the view of economic ethics, it is the obvious exemplification of the separately understanding with “economic” and “ethics” in CSR that “economic responsibility” and “ethical responsibility” are assumed to have different primary and secondary sequence. In essence, economics and ethics have inherent unity. From this standpoint, CSR is an “economic-ethical” responsibility, in which the economic responsibility and ethical responsibility are combined as an inherent unity and also interacted with each other. Correspondingly, the undertaking of CSR and the order of evaluation should follow the principle that CSR of profit obtain have high priority. [pp. 313-314]
  • 论企业道德责任的依据、表现与内化

    王, 泽应; Wang, Zeying (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 与单纯的“利益相关者说”或“契约论”的解释不同,我们主张从综合论的角度来探讨企业道德责任的依据,认为企业道德责任的依据既存在于利益相关者的联系之中,又同社会契约的订立密切相关,还根源于企业行为选择的后果。企业道德责任的涵义大体有广义和狭义两个方面,从较为广泛和普遍的意义上界定企业的道德责任,我们认为企业的道德责任是体现在企业的经济责任、法律责任和精神文化责任之中,同时又同企业伦理建设密切相关的诸种责任的有机统一。从比较狭义的视角来考察企业的道德责任,企业的道德责任是企业所肩负的对自己、对同道和对社会的道德义务的自觉承担和精神担纲,它在其精神实质上可以用“敬业求精、贵和乐群”来概括。企业道德责任的内化即为企业良心。企业良心就是企业道德责任的自我意识和自我评价。它由企业爱心、企业诚心和企业义心或公正之心所构成。Abstract in English: Taking a stand different from the theory of benefit-relativity and that of contract, we think that we should analyze the basis for enterprises to undertake moral responsibilities from a more comprehensive perspective, holding that the basis lies in the relations between benefit correlates of enterprises, in the social contracts concerned, and in the consequences of enterprises’ conduct. The moral responsibilities of enterprises can be understood both in a broad sense and in a narrow sense. In a broad sense, the moral responsibilities of enterprises are incarnated in their economic, legal and cultural responsibilities as well as in the various kinds of responsibilities concerning the ethical construction of enterprises. The moral responsibilities of enterprises in a narrow sense refer to the responsibilities that an enterprise undertakes for itself, organizations of the same trade and the society. In the second sense, the nature of the moral responsibilities of enterprises may be summarized as “seeking constant improvement” and “seeking peaceful harmony”. When moral responsibilities are implanted in enterprises, there forms the conscience of enterprises, which refers to the self-consciousness and self-evaluation of enterprises about their own responsibilities. The conscience of enterprises finds its expressions in the senses of love, honesty and justice among enterprises. [pp. 261-262]
  • 论传统儒家诚信的意志之维

    沈, 永福; Shen, Yongfu (Globethics.net, 2016)
    Abstract in Chinese: 当代我国诚信建设既要重视社会诚信的他律建设,又要重视个体诚信的自律养成。植根于传统经济社会和民族文化的儒家诚信伦理,在培植个体诚信自律、调谐社会关系及涵育民族精神等方面曾有重要的价值和影响,对于今天社会诚信建设尤其是个体诚信修养仍具有积极的借鉴意义。传统儒家诚信具有强烈的意志特征,通过剖析天人合一观念下儒家诚信的意志自由,揭示儒家诚信的意志动力,分析儒家诚信的意志行为,探寻儒家诚信的意志修养路径,我们大可概观儒家诚信的意志精神,为我们探讨传统儒家诚信的内在根据和品质,批判继承儒家诚信思想提供必要的线索。 Abstract in English: During the course of constructing Chinese social integrity, it is necessary to construct both social integrity system and personal integrity. Rooted in traditional economic society and national culture, Confucian integrity ethics is of great value in the cultivation of individual integrity and self-discipline, harmonizing social relations and fostering national spirits. Confucian integrity ethics has strong characteristics of the will. We can overview Confucian integrity spirits in four aspects: analysis of harmony between man and nature under the concept of a Confucian integrity of free will; revealing the Confucian ideology of faith and will power; analysis of Confucian ideology of faith and the will to act; exploring ways of will cultivation of Confucian integrity. These four aspects can provide essential clues for us to discuss the inherent basis and quality of Confucian integrity ethics and to inherit Confucian integrity ethics in a critical way. [pp. 217-218]

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