Good Value

Reflections on Money, Morality, and an Uncertain World

By Stephen Green
(Atlantic Monthly Press, Hardcover, 9780802119179, 232pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

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A timely, thoughtful analysis of some of the country's most pressing financial and moral questions, "Good Value" presents the heartening possibility that through good ethics comes good business, and through good business comes a more rewarding world for all.

About the Author
Stephen Green is Senior Economist, China, for Standard Chartered Bank, Shanghai, and formerly Head of Asia Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London. He holds a First Class Honours degree from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also studied in Taiwan, at Fudan University in Shanghai and at Culture and Language University in Beijing. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, and the Asian Wall Street Journal and he is a regulator commentator on China for CNN and the BBC.

Dr Guy S. Liu obtained his PhD from Oxford University, and specialized in economics of industry with a particular interest to China's enterprise reform. He is a lecturer at Brunel University and professor of Sichuan University in China. He also lectures on the Chinese economy and industry for the visiting MBA/EMBA programme at Oxford University. He has been invited as a guest editor of a special issue on China's economy and enterprise reform for a number of journals including China Economic Review, Economics of Planning and Corporate Governance - An International Review. He has also been involved in policy advisory work on Chinese enterprise reform for both the British and the Chinese government. He is a regular commentator on China's economic affairs for the BBC and Free Asia.

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

A book by the chairman of HSBC proposes a "new capitalism" that brings good business and good ethics together. In an NPR interview, Green, who is also an ordained priest in the Church of England, says moral and spiritual values should take precedence over immediate profit for the world's major banks. More at

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