Chapter 30 – Business Environment

Chapter 30


*. This case study is based on reports in the print and electronic media, and is meant for academic purpose only. The author has no intention to sully the image either of the corporation or the executives discussed herein.

1. Joseph W. Weiss, Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, Orlando, FL, 1988, pp 7.

2. Christopher Cowton and Roger Crisp, Business Ethics: Perspective on the Practice Theory, pp 9.

3. Rituparna Raj, A Study in Business Ethics, Bombay, India: Himalaya Publishing House, Bombay, 1999, pp. 3.

4. Strange Laws- Canada and other Countries,

5. Richard T. De George, Business Ethics, London, UK: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.

6. Ibid.

7. Susan Key and Samuel J. Popkin, “Integrating Ethics into the Strategic Management Process: Doing Well by Doing Good”, Management Decision, 36/5 (1998): 331–338.


9. Study conducted by EOA in 1997[0] “The Impact of Membership in the Ethics Officer Association”, The Journal of Business Ethics (Pages 39–56),

10. Quoted by Robert F. Drinan, S.J., former U S Congressman and Professor at George Town University Law Center during the Tenth JRD Tata Oration of Ethics in Business at XLRI, Jamshedpur on 21 December, 2000. The topic of the oration was “Globalization and Corporate Ethics.”


12. The Hard Problems of Management: Gaining the Ethical Edge, San Francisco, CA: The Jossey-Bass management series, 1986.