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About this product
- Author(s)Peter Verhezen
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/07/2009
- Series TitleFrontiers of Business Ethics
- Series Part/Volume Number5
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2009
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Weight480 g
- Width150 mm
- Height220 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
- Table Of ContentsContents: How gifts can turn into bribery and why corporate philanthropy is less benevolent than it appears - The social function of gifts in traditional cultures - The role of unilateral or generous gifts in societies - Reciprocal social gifts within the ethical realm - The notion of an ideal gift - Gift practices in international business - The logic behind bribery - The myth of corporate philanthropy - An ambiguity of gift practices - Societal and ethical objectives of corporate social responsibility.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Peter Verhezen is a Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne (Australia). Prior to this academic assignment, he was a management consultant (Financial Institutions) and entrepreneur (Information Technology) for more than 20 years, mainly in Southeast Asia. He still advises organizations on Integrated Risk Strategies and Good Governance Practices, among them Great Union Oil Investments Limited, a newly established energy company in Hong Kong. He has a Master's in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), an MBA from Leuven Business School and a Master's and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
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