International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (IJBGE)
Issues of governance, responsibility and accountability are becoming
increasingly important as the world, simultaneously, becomes dominated by
corporations, interconnected via forces of globalisation and transparent
through heightened media attention and the rise in internet-led democracy.
Companies, and in particular leaders of business, can no longer hide from
their responsibilities to wider stakeholder community by claims of ignorance
of corporate malpractices and of failure. Boards of directors are being
increasingly made responsible for both the successes and failures of their
companies, as well as their own conduct and behaviours.
Actions of business have increasingly become a concern not just for
shareholders but also for the wider community at large. Business governance
is no longer just about running the company as efficiently as possible in
narrow cost and profit terms but about managing the wider responsibilities.
This means that company directors need to move beyond narrow corporate
governance concerns that simply deal with their functional roles and
responsibilities, their salaries and succession strategies and legal
requirements, towards examining and understanding how their personal values,
behaviours, and actions affect the organisations they lead, the employees
they lead, and how in turn these affect the local and global communities
within which they are embedded.
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (IJBGE) provides a
highly professional forum to address these issues. IJBGE aims to critically
explore business and managerial strategies, actions, responsibilities and
accountabilities for survival in a highly transparent and dynamic global
IJBGE publishes high quality papers from a wide variety of disciplinary
orientations on the general subject of business governance and ethics. The
journal style and dialogue will be inclusive and attempt to involve all
those who are interested in issues of business governance and ethics:
business leaders, managers, employees, stockholders, business regulators
(government agencies, national and international), consumer groups, and
The journal will publish theoretical (literature review based), empirical
(work surveys and case studies) and critically reflective work
(thought-leadership commentaries) describing and developing pertinent
insights into the broad subject matter. The style will be, as far as
possible, free from specialist jargon.
ISSN (Online): 1741-802X
ISSN (Print): 1477-9048
Prof. Pervaiz K. Ahmed
Chair in Management
University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Business School
Shropshire Campus, Shifnal Road, Priorslee
Telford TF2 9NT
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Current Issue: Volume 3 Issue 4 2007
Date: 5 December 2007