Trust is uniquely human and foundation for human cooperation. Today, the Rule of Law is highly relevant to build trust. The current and growing competition between USA and China as two superpowers reduces trust. It is linked to efforts of superiority, especially visible in the sectors of technology, military, trade, research, education and international standard setting and - especially in the U.S. - substantiated with the claim of exceptionalism. This book looks at the concepts, cases and expression of exceptionalism in the current geopolitical context, in the USA and in different countries, which see themselves as exceptional with an exceptional mission. The book offers ethical benchmarks to build trust and to react to notions of exceptionalism.
China represents a profound, long history, a vibrant presence and an important role in the world. This book offers a profound and initial attempt to excavate and decipher the historical, political and cultural moral values of China. It shows the rationale and legitimacy behind Chinese socialist value propositions of contemporary Chinese nation. It contributes to the understanding of values and the appreciation of Chinese cultural norms with its nuanced approach.
Overseas Investment of Chinese Enterprises: A Casebook on Corporate Social Responsibility
This book offers unique case studies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in overseas investments of Chinese Enterprises, covering different industry sectors and regions. The decision making process of key stakeholders in ethical dilemmas, successes, failures and lessons learnt in CSR are analyzed. This book also offers an analysis of the core principles of effective stakeholder engagement, strategic planning and due diligence in the investment process, in topics such as infrastructure, mergers and acquisition, integration of local employees, trade unions and responsible advertising. It reiterates the importance of responsible business for the success of effective Outbound Direct Investment (ODI) strategies.
CSR Report on Chinese Business Overseas Operations
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to corporate behaviour that pro-actively meets the ethical expectations of the public and voluntarily contributes to the society. The global CSR movement yields numerous initiatives, standards and legislation. Owing to the need for development as well as the reform and opening-up policy, mounting Chinese enterprises are "going global" with large amounts of capital. Nevertheless, some foreign governments cast doubt on China's strategic intent, and the general public is dissatisfied with Chinese CSR performance. Chinese enterprises must strengthen their capacities regarding risk control, internal governance, public communication etc., so as to achieve mutual benefit with multi-stakeholders and build an image of responsible global citizenship.
Philanthropy in China: Report of Concepts, History, Drivers, Institutions
Philanthropy in China is fast growing. A new important charity law of China came into effect in 2016. This book is a comprehensive report about these developments: Philanthropy is considered the third form of wealth distribution (private means to public ends and communities) after market competition and taxation scheme. In individualistic and market-oriented societies, philanthropy is more established and relevant than in societies, where the state controls distribution. This book compares Chinese and Western concepts of philanthropy and analyzes the history, drivers, institutional environment, latest legal frame, donation patterns, the role of civil society, corporate giving and the media in Chinese philanthropy. The report serves as comprehensive overview for all actors in society in China and internationally who are dealing with philanthropy in China
The very notion of Chinese civil society could be a subject of controversy: media control, social inequality, judicial independence are hitherto a subject of critical scrutiny. Although conventional media (newspaper, radio and TV) has been under grip by the Chinese communist party, e-participation (micro-blogs, Chinese netizens) has made its way into every corner of China, unlike in other socialist countries such as North Korea and Cuba. Despite the ambivalence of government attitudes at different stages, the positive role of civil organizations has been repeatedly affirmed by various documents and political leaders in China. The paradigm of Chinese NGOs is experiencing an efflorescence. It is too early to foretell in which trajectory they shall evolve. However, one thing is certain: they are growing and reconfiguring, but they do not have to, nor might they ever, meet the standard definition in the liberal western textbook.
(Six essential parts of Chinese ethical research findings have been collected within two volumes (here Vol. 1), including ethics of market economy, business ethics as a discipline, values of business ethics, justice and environmental ethics, ethics of integrity and corporate social responsibility.)
The Business Perception Index (BPI) has been developed to understand the Kenya-based Chinese companies' characteristics, to understand the business and investment climate faced by Chinese enterprises, and how these conditions affect productivity and growth of Chinese companies in Kenya. The BPI Survey-Kenya is a firm-level descriptive survey of Chinese private and state-owned enterprises in Kenya. The questionnaire includes the following ten major sections: basic firm characteristics, regulation and taxes, crime and safety, informality, gender, finance, infrastructure, trade, workforce, corruption and obstacles analysis. We reached out through email and telephone to 184 Chinese establishments in Kenya, and 75 companies accepted the survey.
[In recent years, China's major environmental issues are closely associated with policy implementation. Therefore, the perspective of this book to determine the environmental policy implementation. This book offers the results of six environmental policies leading to effective implementation and to recommendations.]
Corporate Social Responsibility in China (Chinese)
(This book consists of 15 papers from the winning papers of the fifth and sixth round of the Collegiate CSR Essay Competition, gathered and edited by CIBE and Globethics.net. The topics covers: Environmental Protection, Administration Ethics, Supply Chain Management, Consumer Rights, Labor Protection, etc.)