The European economy is in the midst of the deepest recession since the 1930s, with real GDP projected
to shrink by some 4% in 2009, the sharpest contraction in the history of the European Union. Although
signs of improvement have appeared recently, recovery remains uncertain and fragile. The EU’s response
to the downturn has been swift and decisive. Aside from intervention to stabilise, restore and reform the
banking sector, the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) was launched in December 2008.
Chapter 9 - Ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and strategy. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand how the standards of ethical behavior in business relate to the ethical standards and norms of the larger society and culture in which a company operates, recognize conditions that can give rise to unethical business strategies and behavior, gain an understanding of the costs of business ethics failures.
Chapter 9 - Ethical business strategies, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. This chapter includes contents: What do we mean by business ethics? Where do ethical standards come from – are they universal or dependent on local norms and situational circumstances? the three categories of management morality drivers of unethical strategies and business behavior why ethical strategies matter approaches to managing a company’s ethical conduct social responsibility and corporate citizenship strategies.
Chapter 9 - Ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and strategy. After studying this chapter you will be able to: understand how the standards of ethical behavior in business are no different from the ethical standards and norms of the larger society and culture in which a company operates, recognize conditions that can give rise to unethical business strategies and behavior, gain an understanding of the costs of business ethics failures.
Chapter 6 introduce the managerial function of corporate governance; understand the roles, responsibilities, and duties of corporate senior executives, including the CEO and CFO; identify the components of executive compensation and illustrate how each of these components relates to effective corporate governance; identify the financial reporting requirements of public companies and SOX provisions that pertain to management certifications of financial reports and internal controls;...
Health service executive: Waste management awareness handbook presents about Health Service Executive (HSE) Waste Policy, National Legislation, Responsibility of Holder of Waste, Prevention and Minimisation, Healthcare Waste.
Chapter 10: Strategy, ethics, and social responsibility. This chapter includes contents: Three categories of management morality, what are the drivers of unethical strategies and business behavior? Business ethics in the global community, approaches to managing a company’s ethical conduct, why should company strategies be ethical? Linking a company’s strategy to its ethical principles and core values,..
There are two realities in business today: Get results and keep your result-getters! This is becoming increasingly difficult as
globalization, technology and demographic changes bombard today’s managers. Add to this the increased roles and responsibilities placed on the manager and chaos erupts
The definitive report on what caused America's economic meltdown— and who was responsible
The financial and economic crisis has touched the lives of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and their homes, but many have little understanding of how it happened. Now, in this very accessible report, readers can get the facts.
Formed in May 2009, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) is a panel of 10 commissioners with experience in business, regulations, economics, and housing, chosen by Congress to explain what happened and why it happened.
Corning Incorporated, responsible for at least three life-changing product innovations—the light bulb envelope, TV tube, and optical waveguides— celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2001. Known for shedding old, mature businesses while establishing its leadership in innovative new product lines and process technologies, the company was awarded the National Medal of Technology for innovation in 1993. The drive to remain innovative and reinvent itself is at the crux of Corning’s identity and has been since Amory Houghton, Sr.
The intended audience for this book comes primarily from companies
in two categories:
Companies that recognize the need for better decision-making processes,
enhanced coordination, and greater responsiveness both
internally and within their extended supply chain
Companies that have installed an enterprise-wide software system
and now realize that they need to change their businesses processes
to gain major benefits from their investment in software.
Over the past 20 years a microfinance industry has emerged in response to the
lack of access to formal financial services for most of the world’s poor. Microfinance
institutions serve an ever-increasing number of poor clients, but the demand for
such financial services still far outstrips their capacity.
To meet this demand, most microfinance institutions plan to increase their
outreach. But rapid growth strains an institution’s systems and changes its financial
There are two realities in business today: Get results and keep
your result-getters! This is becoming increasingly difficult as
globalization, technology and demographic changes bombard
today’s managers. Add to this the increased roles and
responsibilities placed on the manager and chaos erupts.
First, managers were hired to manage — take care of the
business. Then, managers had to be leaders — provide vision and
mission. Now, they must recruit and train, inspire and motivate,
correct and empower. What’s a poor manager to do? ...
The definitive report on what caused America's economic meltdown— and who was responsible The financial and economic crisis has touched the lives of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and their homes, but many have little understanding of how it happened.
Fifty Major Economists provides a comprehensive and clear exposition of the ideas of those
individuals responsible for shaping the discipline of economics. Numerous examples help to
illustrate the key concepts and ideas of these economists. The book covers a wide range of
thinkers, spanning several centuries, beginning with Thomas Mun and Adam Smith, and
progressing to recent Nobel Prize winners such as Robert Lucas and Amartya Sen.
The object of the NBER is to ascertain and present to the economics profession, and to
the public more generally, important economic facts and their interpretation in a scientific
manner without policy recommendations. The Board of Directors is charged with the responsibility
of ensuring that the work of the NBER is carried on in strict conformity with this object
The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing
Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the
councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering,
and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the
report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate
Support for this project was provided by the National Academies.
Initially, these concerns were focused on the role and responsibilities
of the owners of business firms because the
owners managed the firms themselves. However, with the
emergence of large corporations, perhaps symbolized by the
Standard Oil Trust in the late nineteenth century, Americans
focused their attention on a new group of individuals: professional
managers. Prior to the emergence of these corporations,
managers and owners had been the same people, but
now things were changing.
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the nation’s
measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof-ofconcept
implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of
These points are as true today as they were when they were written
nearly one hundred years ago!
So the goal then becomes: how can we make our advertising as
effective as possible.
The answer is to test. Test again. And then test some more.
If ad “A” receives a two percent response rate, and ad “B” receives
three percent, then we can deduce that ad “B” will continue to
outperform ad “A” on a larger scale.