David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 2 (2):99 - 106 (1983)
This paper attempts to provide a conceptual underpinning for codes of ethics in business and the professions. Rule-utilitarianism is a theory of ethics which I believe can successfully do this. Business persons and professionals, hopefully, will be able to develop codes of ethics in a manner consistent with a well-formulated general ethical theory. This will help enable codes of ethics to be a bridge between general ethical theory and specific ethical decisions made in business and the professions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Andrew Gustafson (2013). In Defense of a Utilitarian Business Ethic. Business and Society Review 118 (3):325-360.
Marian Eabrasu (2012). A Moral Pluralist Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility: From Good to Controversial Practices. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 110 (4):429-439.
Richard D. Rosenberg (1987). Managerial Morality and Behavior: The Questionable Payments Issue. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 6 (1):23 - 36.
Erling Skorpen (1989). Are Journalistic Ethics Self-Generated? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 4 (2):157 – 173.
Brother Leo V. Ryan (1991). Conflicts Inherent in Corporate Codes. International Journal of Value-Based Management 4 (1):119-136.
Similar books and articles
Bruce R. Gaumnitz & John C. Lere (2004). A Classification Scheme for Codes of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 49 (4):329-335.
Dinah Payne & Brett J. L. Landry (2005). Similarities in Business and IT Professional Ethics: The Need for and Development of a Comprehensive Code of Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 62 (1):73 - 85.
Jeanne F. Backof & Charles L. Martin (1991). Historical Perspectives: Development of the Codes of Ethics in the Legal, Medical and Accounting Professions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (2):99 - 110.
Nicola Higgs-Kleyn & Dimitri Kapelianis (1999). The Role of Professional Codes in Regarding Ethical Conduct. Journal of Business Ethics 19 (4):363 - 374.
Peter Norberg (2009). “I Don't Care That People Don't Like What I Do” – Business Codes Viewed as Invisible or Visible Restrictions. Journal of Business Ethics 86 (2):211 - 225.
Michael Schwartz (2000). Why Ethical Codes Constitute an Unconscionable Regression. Journal of Business Ethics 23 (2):173 - 184.
Sean Valentine & Tim Barnett (2002). Ethics Codes and Sales Professionals' Perceptions of Their Organizations' Ethical Values. Journal of Business Ethics 40 (3):191 - 200.
Leonard J. Brooks (1989). Corporate Codes of Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 8 (2-3):117 - 129.
Bruce R. Gaumnitz & John C. Lere (2002). Contents of Codes of Ethics of Professional Business Organizations in the United States. Journal of Business Ethics 35 (1):35 - 49.
Jacquie L'Etang (1992). A Kantian Approach to Codes of Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 11 (10):737 - 744.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #122,977 of 1,140,334 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #140,127 of 1,140,334 )
How can I increase my downloads?