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Business Ethics, Marketing Ethics, Consumer Ethics, Sustainable Consumption and Corporate Social Responsibility in Turkey

Marketing Management in Turkey

ISBN: 978-1-78714-558-0, eISBN: 978-1-78714-557-3

Publication date: 30 July 2018

Abstract

Throughout history, the actions of human beings have been analysed based on ethics. In every aspect of human life, ethics is an essential element, and business life is no exception. Business ethics, and marketing ethics in particular, has been a subject of interest in both the academic and business world. Apart from doing what is perceived as correct, acting in a socially responsible and sustainable manner becomes compulsory, as the changes in ecological and social environment necessitate this. There have been warning signs from nature such as environmental disasters and climate change, and it is no longer possible for for firms or individuals to continue with previous behaviours. Acting as if the world’s resources are limitless has caused damage to the environment. A new way of thinking and behaving is needed. The awareness and involvement levels about sustainability and social responsibility are not the same everywhere in the world. Culture has significant impact on perception of social issues such as social responsibility and sustainability. Turkey, as a developing country with its own cultural dynamics, differs from developed Western countries which makes analysing consumer ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption in Turkey worthwhile.

In this chapter, concepts of business ethics, marketing ethics, consumer ethics, sustainable consumption and corporate social responsibility are discussed with specific examples from Turkey.

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Doyduk, H.B.B. (2018), "Business Ethics, Marketing Ethics, Consumer Ethics, Sustainable Consumption and Corporate Social Responsibility in Turkey", Ozturkcan, S. and Okan, E.Y. (Ed.) Marketing Management in Turkey (Marketing in Emerging Markets), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 29-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-557-320181004

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