Ecofeminism meets business: A comparison of ecofeminist, corporate, and free market ideologies [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 24 (1):51 - 63 (2000)
This paper develops a psychological and ethical ecofeminist position and then compares ecofeminism to corporate and free market capitalism in terms of effects along four scales of well-being: democracy/human rights, environmental health, psychological health, and cruelty toward animals. Using aspects of symbolic interactionism and Antony Weston's self-validating reduction model, it is demonstrated that an ecofeminist belief system tends to promote moral and psychological health whereas the discussed forms of capitalistic thinking militate in the other direction. Ecofeminism is not, however, incompatible with all forms of capitalism, and toward the end of supporting this thesis the rudiments of an ecofeminist capitalism are provided, a capitalism radically divergent from traditional forms yet nevertheless respectful of certain key principles.
Keywords Philosophy   Ethics   Business Education   Economic Growth   Management
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DOI 10.2307/25074266
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