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    The UN Global Compact: The Challenge and the Promise.Oliver F. Williams - 2004 - Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (4):755-774.
    The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative designed to help fashion a more humane world by enlisting business to follow ten principles concerning human rights, labor, the environment, and corruption. Although the four-year-old Compact is a relatively successful initiative, having signed up over eleven hundred companies and more than two hundred of the large multinationals, and having begun some important projects on globalization issues, there is a serious problem in that very few of the major U.S. companies have joined. (...)
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    Special Issue: "Business Ethics in a Global Economy".Oliver F. Williams - 2004 - Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (4):755-774.
    The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative designed to help fashion a more humane world by enlisting business to follow ten principles concerning human rights, labor, the environment, and corruption. Although the four-year-old Compact is a relatively successful initiative, having signed up over eleven hundred companies and more than two hundred of the large multinationals, and having begun some important projects on globalization issues, there is a serious problem in that very few of the major U.S. companies have joined. (...)
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    Creating and Implementing Global Codes of Conduct: An Assessment of the Sullivan Principles as a Role Model for Developing International Codes of Conduct—Lessons Learned and Unlearned.S. Prakash Sethi & Oliver F. Williams - 2000 - Business and Society Review 105 (2):169-200.
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    The United Nations Global Compact: What Did It Promise?Oliver F. Williams - 2014 - Journal of Business Ethics 122 (2):241-251.
    Sethi and Schepers have identified an important issue for the global economy: Providing some mechanism for requiring assurance that environmental, social, and corporate governance information provided by a business is accurate and objective. Where they have gone wrong is in trying to change the mission of the United Nations Global Compact. From its inception, the UNGC has been clear that its mission is not to provide such assurance. This article first outlines the background for the historic announcement of the UNGC (...)
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    Catholic Social Teaching: A Communitarian Democratic Capitalism for the New World Order.Oliver F. Williams - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12 (12):919 - 932.
    Catholic Social Teaching has taken a remarkable turn with the May 1991 document on economic ethics,Centesimus Annus. During their one hundred year history, church documents were notable for their courageous championing of the rights of the least advantaged; they were much less distinguished for their understanding of how markets and incentives function in capitalism. Most business leaders admired church teaching for its compassion but had little respect for its competence. With this most recent document, however, there is a growing conviction (...)
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    Can Business Ethics Be Theological? What Athens Can Learn From Jerusalem.Oliver F. Williams - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (6):473 - 484.
    The work of philosophers in business ethics has been important in providing a systematic framework to analyze moral obligations of corporations and their many stakeholders. Yet the field of ethics as defined by the philosophers of the past two centuries is too narrow to do justice to what is at stake in the business world. Ethics in the theological perspective is not primarily concerned with analyzing situations so that one can make right decisions, but rather with reflecting on what is (...)
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    Shaping a High-Trust Society.Oliver F. Williams - 2004 - Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (2):337-343.
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    The "Iron Law" of Business Responsibility Revisited: Lessons From South AfricaEconomic Imperatives and Ethical Values in Global Business: The South African Experience and International Codes Today.James E. Post, S. Prakash Sethi & Oliver F. Williams - 2002 - Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (2):265.
  9. Is the Good Corporation Dead?: Social Responsibility in a Global Economy.John W. Houck & Oliver F. Williams (eds.) - 1996 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Can corporations remain socially responsible in today's fiercely competitive global economy? For several decades after World War II, companies like IBM, which exemplified what journalist Robert J. Samuelson called the 'good corporation,' poured forth material comforts and technological ideas while guaranteeing full employment and adequate retirement. In the 1980s all of that changed, as corporations moved to 'downsize' and become lean, mean global competitors. In this collection, thirteen prominent scholars in business ethics, finance, management, and religion and six corporate leaders (...)
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    “Business for Peace” (B4P): Can This New Global Governance Paradigm of the United Nations Global Compact Bring Some Peace and Stability to the Korean Peninsula?Oliver F. Williams & Stephen Yong-Seung Park - 2019 - Asian Journal of Business Ethics 8 (2):173-193.
    North Korea is under strict UN economic sanctions because it violated UN policy in its development of nuclear weapons and long range missiles as well as for its militant rhetoric. South Korea and Japan, as close allies of the USA, are unsure of the future. Is there a way to bring some peace and stability to the Korean peninsula? Some argue that this is a hopeless task as long as the current leadership of North Korea is in power. This article (...)
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  11. Ethics and the Investment Industry.Oliver F. Williams, Frank K. Reilly & John W. Houck (eds.) - 1989 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
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    Shaping a High-Trust Society: The Crucial Role of Codes of Conduct - Setting Global Standards: Guidelines for Creating Codes of Conduct in Multinational CorporationsS. Prakash Sethi Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2003. [REVIEW]Oliver F. Williams - 2004 - Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (2):337-343.
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  13. Sustainable Development: The Un Millennium Development Goals, the Un Global Compact, and the Common Good.Oliver F. Williams (ed.) - 2014 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    For business to flourish, society must flourish. In today's global economy, business serves the common good not only by producing goods and services but also by reaching out to the many who are not even in the market because they lack marketable skills and the resources to acquire them. _Sustainable Development: The UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the Common Good_ contains twenty-two essays that document the work of Western companies, working through the UN Global Compact and (...)
     
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  14. The Common Good and U.S. Capitalism.Oliver F. Williams & John W. Houck - 1987 - Upa.
     
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