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Cheating and Business Ethics

Author(s): Wallace R. Baker

Book Description

This volume is a unique collection of inspiring reflections designed to enhance the reader’s understanding of both the importance and the relativity of business ethics. It invites experts and specialists of business ethics to explore threads from history, religion, philosophy and biology, but will also appeal to the thoughtful citizen, academic, businessman, banker and lawyer who has chosen to critically reflect upon the value of ethical conduct in today’s world.

The book draws from a rich mine of academic sources to consider how business ethics relate to today’s key concerns, including wealth inequality, the need for effective financial regulations and sustainability—how best to engage with our duties to planet earth.

Nourished by the author’s life-long practice of international law and his exploration of academic thinking on ethics, this book is neither an analysis nor a sermon. It is an invitation to make the world a better place by engaging in ethical thought.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3580-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3580-0
Date of Publication: 01/09/2019
Pages / Size: 308 / A5
Price: £61.99


Wallace R. Baker (1927-2018) practiced law and was a proud partner of Baker and McKenzie. A member of the Paris and Illinois Bars, he earned degrees from Harvard, the University of Brussels and the Sorbonne. His conviction that ethical behavior was key to a better world led him to work on the emerging concepts of corporate environmental and social responsibility. This led him to Professor Nazli Choucri at MIT, with whom he created a global system for sustainable development, and to UNESCO, where he served as an expert on corporate responsibility and ethics. He was recognized as a Branigin Distinguished Citizen Fellow at the University of Indiana for his work with Professor Aman on business ethics. He also spent time at the Santa Fe Institute, where his physicist friends, Murray Gell-Mann and David Pines, inspired him to think about, and write on, emergence, complex adaptive systems and the law.