Graduate studies at Western
Journal of Business Ethics 28 (2):159 - 178 (2000)
|Abstract||This paper develops a meta-theory of business based on virtue theory which links the concept of virtues, the common good, and the dynamic economy into a unifying and comprehensive theory of business. Traditional theories and models of business have outlived their usefulness as they are unable to adequately explain social reality. Virtue theory shows firms that pursue ethically-driven strategies can realise a greater profit potential than those firms who currently use profit-driven strategies. The theory expounds that the business of business is ethical business and that the crises that business and society face today are crises of leadership and ethics. The issues of leadership and corporate social responsibility are discussed in the context of the proposed theory|
|Keywords||common good corporate social responsibility dynamic economy ethical leadership sustainable competitive advantage virtue theory|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
R. Edward Freeman (1994). The Politics of Stakeholder Theory. Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):409-421.
John Hasnas (1998). The Normative Theories of Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (1):19-42.
Timothy L. Fort (2001). Ethics and Governance: Business as Mediating Institution. Oxford University Press.
Hun-Joon Park (1998). Ethics Sensitivity and Awareness Within Organizations in Kuwait: An Empirical Exploration of Epoused Theory and Theory-in-Use. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):965-977.
Antonio Argandoña (1998). The Stakeholder Theory and the Common Good. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):1093-1102.
Luk Bouckaert & Jan Vandenhove (1998). Business Ethics and the Management of Non-Profit Institutions. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):1073-1081.
Patrick Primeaux & John Stieber (1994). Profit Maximization: The Ethical Mandate of Business. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 13 (4):287 - 294.
Lisa H. Newton (2000). Millennial Reservations. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):291-303.
David Dawson & Craig Bartholomew (2003). Virtues, Managers and Business People: Finding a Place for MacIntyre in a Business Context. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 48 (2):127 - 138.
Jason Brennan (2012). For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue. Journal of Business Ethics 106 (3):313-324.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #28,233 of 739,354 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,354 )
How can I increase my downloads?