David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 28 (1):1 - 14 (2000)
We argue that consumer sovereignty in an increasingly high tech world is more of a fiction than a fact. We show how the principle of consumer sovereignty that governs the societal impact of economic competition is no longer valid. The world of high tech is increasingly responsible for changes in the opportunity, ability, and motivation of business firms to compete. Furthermore, the world of high tech is increasingly responsible for changes in the opportunity, ability, and motivation of consumers to engage in rational decision making. We conclude that we cannot rely on consumer sovereignty to maintain a thriving economy. Instead, we need to develop performance standards designed to meet the demands of the various stakeholders of the organization.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Eleonora Curlo (1999). Marketing Strategy, Product Safety, and Ethical Factors in Consumer Choice. Journal of Business Ethics 21 (1):37 - 48.
David T. Schwartz (2010). Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Charles Barbour & George Pavlich (eds.) (2010). After Sovereignty: On the Question of Political Beginnings. Routledge.
Kumar C. Rallapalli, Scott J. Vitell, Frank A. Wiebe & James H. Barnes (1994). Consumer Ethical Beliefs and Personality Traits: An Exploratory Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 13 (7):487 - 495.
Michiel Korthals (2001). Taking Consumers Seriously: Two Concepts of Consumer Sovereignty. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 14 (2):201-215.
M. Joseph Sirgy & Dong-Jin Lee (2008). Well-Being Marketing: An Ethical Business Philosophy for Consumer Goods Firms. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 77 (4):377 - 403.
Rihito Kimura (1989). Ethics Committees for "High Tech" Innovations in Japan. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 14 (4):457-464.
M. Joseph Sirgy, Dong-Jin Lee & Grace B. Yu (2011). Consumer Sovereignty in Healthcare: Fact or Fiction? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 101 (3):459-474.
Susan Athey (1993). A Comparison of Experts' and High Tech Students' Ethical Beliefs in Computer-Related Situations. Journal of Business Ethics 12 (5):359 - 370.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #147,371 of 1,008,787 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,700 of 1,008,787 )
How can I increase my downloads?