While there is a large and ever-expanding body of work on the fields of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), there is a noted absence of a single source on the methodology and research approaches to these fields. In this book, the first of its kind, leading scholars in the fields gather to analyse a range of philosophical and empirical approaches to research in business ethics and CSR. It covers such sections as historical approaches, normative and behavioural methodologies, quantitative, qualitative and experimental perspectives, grounded theory and case methodologies, and finally a section on the role of the researcher in research projects. This book is a valuable and essential read for all researchers in business ethics and CSR, not only for those starting out in the fields, but also for seasoned scholars and academics.
Daryl Koehn - Wicklander Chair in Professional Ethics, DePaul Univeristy, Chicago
Laura J. Spence - Royal Holloway, University of London
John R. Boatright - Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ, Professor of Business Ethics Emeritus, Loyola University, Chicago
Denis G. Arnold - Jule and Marguerite Surtman Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Christopher Michaelson - David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Associate Professor, Ethics and Business Law, University of St Thomas
Dawn R. Elm - David A. and Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics and Leadership, Executive Director, Society for Business Ethics, University of St. Thomas