Business and Corporate Integrity
Sustaining Organizational Compliance, Ethics, and Trust
by Robert C. Chandler, Editor
March 2014, 516pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
2 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-313-39597-0
$110, £82, 92€, A158
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Transparency and accountability became even more critical after the financial crisis.

There is a crisis of trustworthiness in business and corporate integrity. This book identifies the specific actions to create and sustain integrity in businesses and corporations—steps that can restore the public's trust and confidence as well as improve company performance.

Business and Corporate Integrity: Sustaining Organizational Compliance, Ethics, and Trust addresses a critical, contemporary topic of wide public concern from a pragmatic, solution-oriented perspective. Offering insights from world-class scholars and a range of subject matter experts, this accessible, two-volume work defines the nature of corporate integrity and business ethics in the current climate of scandals and an increasingly skeptical public, allowing readers to fully understand the importance of the subject. In addition, it uniquely provides practical methods, tactics, and tools to effectively address issues of integrity in the organizational environment.

The first volume of the series contains contributed chapters that address the foundational approaches for ethics and integrity in the business world. The second volume presents practical ways to assess and enhance integrity and encourage ethical behavior in corporations, businesses, and other organizations. All companies—regardless of size or financial clout—need to avoid the significant consequences of ethical misconduct and illegal behavior by their employees and managers, which can result in erosion of public trust, customer loyalty, investor confidence, and employee morale, not to mention debilitating fines and criminal indictments. This book identifies the key mindset and values that should guide decision making for businesspeople every day.


  • Provides useful, practical, and up-to-date information to guide readers in assessment, formulation of strategies and tactics, and implementation of measures to ensure integrity and higher order ethical cultures, decision making, and compliance patterns
  • Documents the pervasive negative effect of corporate scandals and ethical meltdowns, product quality recalls, accounting and transparency debacles, and public perceptions of failed business leadership and/or poor corporate character
  • Presents invaluable information and guidance to anyone who has a stake in creating and sustaining corporate integrity: senior executives, business managers, corporate board members, stakeholders of corporations, business and business ethics students, compliance and ethics officers, accountants, organizational behavior scholars, and general readers
Robert C. Chandler, PhD, is professor of communication and director of the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. His published works include Praeger's Emergency Notification, Managing Risks for Corporate Integrity: How to Survive an Ethical Misconduct Disaster, as well as several articles about business ethics and pre-crisis planning. Chandler serves on the national board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Center for the Public Trust and is the author of the Communication Indicators of Organizational Integrity (CIOI) integrity assessment model.
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