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The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Muel Kaptein and Johan Wempe


This book provides a coherent overview of the most important theories and insights in the field of business ethics, together with a substantiated development of ethical norms and values with which organizations must comply. At the end of each chapter is a case study (e.g., Shell, KPN Telecom, IHC Caland, Herald of Free Enterprise disaster, etc.), ideal for graduate courses in business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Keywords: theories, business ethics, ethical norms, values, case study, Shell, KPN Telecom, IHC Caland, Herald of Free Enterprise disaster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199255504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Muel Kaptein, author
Senior Manager, KPMG Ethics & Integrity Consulting; Professor and Director, Ethics Management Center at Erasmus University

Johan Wempe, author
Partner, KPMG; Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University