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Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics

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Laszlo Zsolnai (ed.) Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics. Peter Lang, Oxford - Bern - Berlin - Bruxelles - Frankfurt am Mailn - New York - Wien, 2006. (This book may be available at: Amazon)

The Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics is a product of 20 scholars and practitioners from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Contributors represent a diversity of fields including organizational science, economics, systems theory, personality psychology, business ethics, finance, management, philosophy, political science, sociology, and ecology. All the papers stand for a more human and ethical approach to economics and business.

Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics

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Laszlo Zsolnai & Knut J. Ims (eds.) Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics. Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2006. (This book may be available at: Amazon)

The book aims to explore the Deep Ecology perspective and Buddhist Economics for transforming business toward a more ecological and human form. Business is an existential enterprise because its decisions and policies greatly influence the fate and survival of nature, society and future generations. Ecology and ethics provide limits for business within which business is legitimate and productive. By transgressing ecological and ethical limits business activities become destructive and self-defeating.

Spirituality and Ethics in Management

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László Zsolnai (ed.) Spirituality and Ethics in Management . Kluwer Academic Publishers , Boston, Dordrecht & London, 2004. (This book may be available at: Amazon)

This  book is a collection of scholarly papers, which focus on the role of spirituality and ethics in renewing contemporary management praxis. The basic argument is that a more inclusive, holistic and peaceful approach to management is needed if business and political leaders are to uplift the environmentally degrading and socially disintegrating world of our age.

Ethics in the Economy - Handbook of Business Ethics

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Laszlo Zsolnai (ed.) Ethics in the Economy - Handbook of Business Ethics. Peter Lang, Oxford - Bern - Berlin - Bruxelles - Frankfurt am Main - New York - Wien , 2002. (This book may be available at: Amazon)

The book aims to provide a comprehensive, new look at business ethics topics and models from a European perspective. Apart from theoretical arguments and empirical data, case studies and games are used to get closer to real life problematics of business. The book is written by leading business ethics professors of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).

Ethics and the Future of Capitalism

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Laszlo Zsolnai & Wojciech W. Gasparski (eds.) Ethics and the Future of Capitalism. Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (U.S.A.) and London (U.K.), 2002. (This book may be available at: Amazon)

The volume addresses the ethical problems of the capitalist economy with special reference to globalization. Contributors include one of the world's most successful capitalists and philanthropists George Soros; founder of INSEAD, Olivier Giscard d’Estaing; economists Andrew Brody, Ferenc Rabár, Lubomir Mlcoch, and Stefano Zamagni; culture historian Jörn Rüsen; philosopher Peter Koslowski, and business ethicists Edward R. Freeman, Wojciech W. Gasparski, and Laszlo Zsolnai. The book suggests that the business ethics and the future of capitalism are strongly connected. Capitalism will sustain if a less violent, more caring form of it is created.

The European Difference - Business Ethics in the Community of European Management Shools

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Laszlo Zsolnai (ed.) The European Difference - Business Ethics in the Community of European Management Shools . Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston - Dordrecht - London, 1998. (This book may be available at: Amazon)

The book presents the business ethics visions, programs and experiences of member universities of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). Since the authors are leading professors of business ethics in different European countries, the book can serve as a special guide to the European business ethics movement.