David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 11 (3):173 - 178 (1992)
Much of the discussion on business ethics is philosophical in nature. There is no lack of theories and ideals on moral reasoning. What is missing is translating these moral theories and principles into specific, operational procedures that can indicate a proper course of action. Although most business actions are routine and do not raise serious ethical questions, many people experience difficulty in applying their personal moral principles to specific business decisions in ethically-dilemmatic situations.This study seeks to develop a framework that can be utilized to implement personal moral reasoning based on the teleological theory of Utilitarianism and the deontological theory of Ross''s Prima Facie Duties in the business decision-making process. The central feature in the framework is a point-system that quantities the ethical worth of a proposed business action and determines whether the action would be ethically desirable if taken. It provides an objective element in an otherwise qualitative ethical inquiry process. This study also illustrates practical applications of the system by analyzing the ethical implications of a proposed action where foreign bribery is involved.
|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
Tom L. Beauchamp, Norman E. Bowie & Denis Gordon Arnold (eds.) (2008). Ethical Theory and Business. Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Jeffrey Gandz & Nadine Hayes (1988). Teaching Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 7 (9):657 - 669.
Larry C. Jensen & Steven A. Wygant (1990). The Developmental Self-Valuing Theory: A Practical Approach for Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (3):215 - 225.
Vincent Barry (1985). Moral Issues in Business. Journal of Business Ethics 4 (2):129-144.
Citations of this work BETA
Ernest N. Biktimirov & Don Cyr (2013). Using Inside Job to Teach Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 117 (1):209-219.
Richard A. Bernardi & Katie M. Vassill (2004). The Association Among Bribery and Unethical Corporate Actions: An International Comparison. Business Ethics: A European Review 13 (4):342-353.
Allan Peachment, Margaret McNeil, Geoff Soutar & Caron Molster (1995). Means or Ends? Ethical Decision Frameworks in the Western Australian Public Service. Journal of Business Ethics 14 (8):629 - 641.
Richard A. Bernardi & Katie M. Vassill (2004). The Association Among Bribery and Unethical Corporate Actions: An International Comparison. Business Ethics 13 (4):342-353.
Henk J. L. van Luijk (1993). Ethical Corporate Consultancy. Business Ethics 2 (3):149–151.
Similar books and articles
Elaine Sternberg (2000). Just Business: Business Ethics in Action. Oxford University Press.
J. Poesche (2002). Agile Manufacturing Strategy and Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 38 (4):307 - 326.
John M. Kline (2010). Ethics for International Business: Decision Making in a Global Political Economy. Routledge.
Damian Grace (1995). Business Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Alfonso R. Oddo (1997). A Framework for Teaching Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (3):293-297.
M. Lahdesmaki (2005). When Ethics Matters – Interpreting the Ethical Discourse of Small Nature-Based Entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Ethics 61 (1):55 - 68.
Robbin Derry & Ronald M. Green (1989). Ethical Theory in Business Ethics: A Critical Assessment. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 8 (7):521 - 533.
Elizabeth Vallance (1995). Business Ethics at Work. Cambridge University Press.
D. Robin (2009). Toward an Applied Meaning for Ethics in Business. Journal of Business Ethics 89 (1):139 - 150.
Jaana Woiceshyn (2011). A Model for Ethical Decision Making in Business: Reasoning, Intuition, and Rational Moral Principles. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 104 (3):311-323.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #285,273 of 1,934,852 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #196,395 of 1,934,852 )
How can I increase my downloads?