David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 89 (1):139 - 150 (2009)
The field of business ethics has been active for several decades, but it has yet to develop a generally agreed upon applied ethical perspective for the discipline. Academics in business disciplines have developed useful science-based models explaining why business people behave ethically but without a generally accepted definition of ethical behavior. Academics in moral philosophy have attempted to formulate what they believe ethical behavior is, but many seem to ignore or reject the basic mission of business. The purpose of this article is to offer one view of ethics in business that accommodates the mission of business. This purpose is achieved by reviewing the mission of ethics in applied disciplines like business and melding it into the mission of business in capitalistic societies.
|Keywords||business ethics business mission ethics exchange of values mission of ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Thomas Donaldson (1994). When Integration Fails. Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (2):157-169.
Daryl Koehn (1992). Toward an Ethic of Exchange. Business Ethics Quarterly 2 (3):341-355.
Alasdair MacIntyre (1988). Whose Justice? Which Rationality? University of Notre Dame Press.
Patrick E. Murphy & Georges Enderle (1995). Managerial Ethical Leadership. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (1):117-128.
Robert Nozick (1974). Anarchy, State and Utopia. Basic Books.
Citations of this work BETA
Peter R. Woods & David A. Lamond (2011). What Would Confucius Do? – Confucian Ethics and Self-Regulation in Management. Journal of Business Ethics 102 (4):669-683.
Mohamad Jamal Zeidan (2013). Effects of Illegal Behavior on the Financial Performance of US Banking Institutions. Journal of Business Ethics 112 (2):313-324.
Les Coleman (2011). Losses From Failure of Stakeholder Sensitive Processes: Financial Consequences for Large US Companies From Breakdowns in Product, Environmental, and Accounting Standards. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 98 (2):247 - 258.
Patricia S. Sánchez-Medina, René Díaz-Pichardo, Angélica Bautista-Cruz & Arcelia Toledo-López (2013). Environmental Compliance and Economic and Environmental Performance: Evidence From Handicrafts Small Businesses in Mexico. Journal of Business Ethics 126 (3):1-13.
Similar books and articles
Joanne B. Ciulla (2011). Is Business Ethics Getting Better? A Historical Perspective. Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (2):335-343.
Shirley J. Roels (1997). The Business Ethics of Evangelicals. Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (2):109-122.
Barbara C. Cole & Dennie L. Smith (1996). Perceptions of Business Ethics: Students Vs. Business People. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (8):889 - 896.
J. Poesche (2002). Agile Manufacturing Strategy and Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 38 (4):307 - 326.
Elizabeth Vallance (1995). Business Ethics at Work. Cambridge University Press.
William J. Byron (1988). Twin Towers: A Philosophy and Theology of Business. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (7):525 - 530.
W. Michael Hoffman & Jennifer Mills Moore (1982). What is Business Ethics? A Reply to Peter Drucker. Journal of Business Ethics 1 (4):293 - 300.
Mark S. Blodgett, Colette Dumas & Alberto Zanzi (2011). Emerging Trends in Global Ethics: A Comparative Study of U.S. And International Family Business Values. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 99 (S1):29-38.
John R. Boatright (2000). Globalization and the Ethics of Business. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):1-6.
Ronald R. Sims & Serbrenia J. Sims (1991). Increasing Applied Business Ethics Courses in Business School Curricula. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (3):211 - 219.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads49 ( #52,341 of 1,699,546 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #57,594 of 1,699,546 )
How can I increase my downloads?