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The Role of Business in Fostering Peaceful Societies

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107402591

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  • Global protests give the misleading impression that multinational business interests are at odds with creating a responsible and peaceful society. This book argues against this misconception and contends that businesses can actively contribute to peace within societies. Firms that promote economic development, allow external evaluation of their affairs, and build a sense of community both within the company and in the wider society can in fact make a great contribution to fostering peace.

    • Fresh understanding of the positive contributions business can make to global harmony
    • Interdisciplinary approach with relevance in both public and private contexts
    • Pragmatically links theory with existing corporate practice
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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107402591
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The Plausibility of Connecting Business and Peace:
    1. The role of business in fostering sustainable peace
    2. Balances of power and mediators of justice
    Part II. Current Standards and their Amenability to Peace:
    3. Corporate governance and sustainable peace
    4. Ethical business behavior and sustainable peace
    Part III. Two Illustrative Issues: Gender and Ecology:
    5. Gender, voice and correlations with peace
    6. The ecological challenges of war: the natural environment and disease
    Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Timothy L. Fort, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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