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Globally Responsible Leadership

Globally Responsible Leadership
Managing According to the UN Global Compact

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March 2012 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
What does a truly global manager today need to know to lead responsibly? How does he or she develop the core management competencies needed? This book uses the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles as an overarching framework for understanding the issues facing global business managers today. Drawing on the knowledge of contributors from different parts of the world, the book shows readers the intersection between business and the major global issues of our timeùhuman rights, labor, the environment, anti-corruption and briberyùand most critically, how to address these issues in the day-to-day running of their operations.
Georg Kell
Joanne T. Lawrence, Paul W. Beamish
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Joanne T. Lawrence
1. Responsible Business: A Brief Perspective
Danial Malan
2. The Business of Business Is (Responsible) Business
Andreas Rasche
3. The United Nations and the Transnational Corporations: How the UN Global Compact Has Changed the Debate
Sandra Waddock
4. Context and Dynamics of the UN Global Compact: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Florian Wettstein
5. Human Rights as Ethical Imperatives for Business: The UN Global Compact's Human Rights Principles
Michael J. D. Roberts
6. Our Role as Managers in Understanding and Fulfilling the Labour Principles of the UN Global Compact
David Cooperrrider, Nadya Zhexembayeva
7. Embedded Sustainability and the Innovation-Producing Potential of the UN Global Compact's Environmental Principles
Peter Rodriguez
8. The Challenges of Corruption in Business, Government, and Society
Human Rights
Killer Coke: The Campaign Against Coca-Cola

Henry W. Lane, David T. A. Wesley
Google in China

Deborah Compeau, Prahar Shah
Ethics of Offshoring: Novo Nordisk and Clinical Trials in Emerging Economies

Klaus Meyer
Talisman Energy Inc.

Lawrence G. Tapp, Gail Robertson
Netcare's International Expansion

Saul Klein, Albert Wocke
Nestle's Nescafe Partners' Blend: The Fairtrade Decision (A)

Niraj Dawar, Jordan Mitchell
Jinjian Garment Factory: Motivating Go-Slow Workers

Tieying Huang, Junping Liang, Paul W. Beamish
Textron Ltd.

Lawrence A. Beer
Bayer CropScience in India (A): Against Child Labor

Charles Dhanaraj, Oana Branzei, Satyajeet Subramanian
L'Oreal S.A.: Rolling Out the Global Diversity Strategy

Cara C. Maurer, Ken Mark
Huxley Maquiladora

Paul W. Beamish, Jaechul Jung, Joyce Miller
Staffing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (A)

Alison Konrad, Ken Mark
RBC--Financing Oil Sands (A)

Michael Sider, Jana Seijts, Ramasastry Chandrasekhar
Barrick Gold Corporation--Tanzania

Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi, Paul W. Beamish
Host Europe: Advancing CSR and Sustainability in a Medium-Sized IT Company

Rudiger Hahn
Veja: Sneakers With a Conscience

Oana Branzei, Kim Poldner
Canadian Solar

Paul W. Beamish, Jordan Mitchell
Scandinavian Airlines: The Green Engine Decision

Jennifer Lynes
Phil Chan (A)

Paul W. Beamish, Jean-Louis Schaan
Medical Equipment Inc. in Saudi Arabia

Joerg Dietz, Ankur Grover, Laura Guerrero
Governance Failure at Satyam

Ajai Gaur, Nisha Kohl
Appendix A. The Corporate Commitment
Appendix B. The Communication on Progress Report
Appendix C. Leadership Blueprint: Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership Within the Global Compact
Appendix D. UN Global Compact Communication on Progress and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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A modern Approach for Understanding global Leadership

Professor Burkhard Von velsen
Institute of Management, Magdeburg University of Applied Sci's
February 20, 2013

An excellent book with good contextual and theoretical background on the UN Global Compact and a selection of cases that highlight the ten principles of the Compact.
It transcends the conventional boundaries of leadership research and practice by making a bold stance on global challenges.
This is strongly recommended to MBA students who face an highly uncertain and challenging environment with little sense of direction and mission.
It could be used not only for leadership classes but also business & society or CSR classes.

Professor Soo Hee Lee
Kent Buisness School, University of Kent
November 29, 2012

In today's world business leaders need to have a global perspective and this book helps them to look at responsible leadership in the wider context

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
October 31, 2012

Case studies are excellent and I will be drawing the main text to the attention of students - it highlights issues all international business managers should be aware of.

Dr Susan Martin
School of Business, Hertfordshire University
August 17, 2012

Useful tangential thought for our global leadership series.

Mr Stephen Gibbs
Huddersfield University Business Schl, Huddersfield University
May 25, 2012

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Joanne T. Lawrence

Joanne T. Lawrence is Global Professor of Corporate Responsibility and Social Innovation at Hult International Business School (Boston-Dubai-London-San Francisco-Shanghai). Prior to Hult, she was an adjunct professor of strategy and management at INSEAD (1993-2007) where she addressed the critical role of strategic communication, stakeholder relationships and aligned organizational cultures in realizing strategy and was involved in Project RESPONSE. She has worked across multiple industries, with multinational companies and global organizations such as BP and the World Bank as well as with smaller, socially-focused enterprises such as Tom... More About Author

Paul W. Beamish

Paul W. Beamish holds the Canada Research Chair in International Business at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He is the author or co-author of over 50 books and 100 refereed articles, and is the recipient of numerous best research awards. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Business Studies from 1993-97 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of International Business, and Asia Pacific Foundation. At Ivey, he has taught on a variety of programs, including the Executive MBA offered at its campus in Hong Kong and the MSc program, with its major in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412938754