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  1. Laura P. Hartman, Bill Shaw & Rodney Stevenson (forthcoming). Exploring the Ethics and Economics of Global Labor Standards: A Challenge to Integrated Social Contract Theory. Business Ethics Quarterly.
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  2. Bill Shaw & William Martin (forthcoming). Aristotle and Posner on Corrective Justice: The Tortoise and the Hare. Business Ethics Quarterly.
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  3. Bill Shaw & Frances E. Zollers (forthcoming). Managers in the Moral Dimension: What Etzioni Might Mean to Corporate Managers. Business Ethics Quarterly.
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  4. Bill Shaw (2012). The Moral Landscape. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 108 (3):411-415.
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  5. Bill Shaw & Jessica A. Magaldi (2010). Analyzing the Politics of Health Care: Let's Buy Ourselves Some Civilization. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 92 (1):33 - 47.
    The United States has a population of three hundred million, according to latest Census Bureau estimates. Forty-seven million, including many non-citizens, are uninsured. That is, 16% of the total United States population has no health insurance. Millions more have inadequate coverage and are in danger of losing that. Private, corporatized medical coverage, structured by the insurance industry, is the basis for the current system. This article is an attempt to lay out the principal health care issues, to look at the (...)
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  6. Bill Shaw (2001). Economics and the Environment: A "Land Ethic" Critique of Economic Policy. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 33 (1):51 - 57.
    This paper is a twenty-five year retrospective on the development of environmental consciousness in the US The Clean Air Act is taken as proxy for companion measures in water and other areas of the environment, and the emphasis on "efficiency" and "market compatibility" is noted with a mixture of caution and hope. The work of an eminent pragmatic ethicist, Ado Leopard, is re-visited. From the pages of A Sand County Almanac, his notion that right and wrong, good and bad, be (...)
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  7. Bill Shaw (2001). The Shape of the River. Business Ethics Quarterly 11 (3):547-558.
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  8. Janet McCracken, William Martin & Bill Shaw (1998). Virtue Ethics and the Parable of the Sadhu. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (1):25-38.
    This article examines the various pedagogic models suggested by widely used texts and finds them to be predominately rule-based or rule directed. These approaches to the subject matter of business ethics are quite valuable ones, but we find them to leave no room for the study of the virtues. We intend to articulate our reasons for supporting a central if not exclusive role for virtue ethics.
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  9. Laura Pincus & Bill Shaw (1998). Comparable Worth: An Economic and Ethical Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (5):1-16.
    This article examines the legal, economic, and ethical arguments supporting and opposing comparable worth. The co- authors advance opposing views on the wisdom of adopting comparable worth as a public policy, and those views are not reconciled within the limits of this essay.
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  10. Bill Shaw (1998). Community. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (4):671-678.
    Professor Ian Maitland advances a version of utilitarianism, constrained by Robert Nozick’s minimal state, that finds no connectionbetween the pervasiveness of “market values,” which he gamely pursues, and the kind of problems that dominate our social scene. Inhis judgment, the prevailing tendency towards community or communitarian ends needlessly obstructs freedom, the overriding value of the libertarian-minimal state. When coupled with wrongheaded and perverse policies, communitarianism shackles the free market with crippling inefficiencies. This paper will interrogate Maitland’s characterization of communitarianism, challenge (...)
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  11. Bill Shaw (1997). A Pragmatic Approach to Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (3):159-168.
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  12. Bill Shaw (1997). A Virtue Ethics Approach to Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic. Environmental Ethics 19 (1):53-67.
    I examine “The Land Ethic” by Aldo Leopold from a virtue ethics perspective. Following Leopold, I posit the “good” as the “integrity, stability, and beauty” of biotic communities and then develop “land virtues” that foster this good. I recommend and defend three land virtues: respect (or ecological sensitivity), prudence, and practical judgment.
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  13. Bill Shaw (1997). Sources of Virtue. Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (1):33-50.
    Virtues are habits of character that advance excellence in all of ones endeavors. In the Aristotelian formulation, training in the virtuesis driven by a sense of the “good,” that is, by a widely shared agreement on the components of a good society and on the roles (and appropriate virtues or excellencies) of the “social animals” that energize that society. In the modern era, however, a strong sense of community has been much diminished. Freedom from the restraints of the Church and (...)
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  14. Bill Shaw & John Corvino (1996). Hosmer and The. Business Ethics Quarterly 6 (3):373-383.
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  15. Bill Shaw (1995). Book Review. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 14 (11):948-958.
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  16. Bill Shaw (1995). Virtue Ethics and Contractarianism. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (2):297-312.
    The notion of rationality underlying contemporary business and business ethics, or the “rational actor” model of moral decision-making in business, links a roughly utilitarian notion of the good to a contractarian notion of human agency. The “C-Umodel” provides inadequate means for explaining how business people do or ought to behave or think about their behavior, because the notion of rationality upon which it relies is far too narrow a picture of business people’s character. An alternative to these assumptions and to (...)
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  17. Bill Shaw (1995). Virtues for a Postmodern World. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4):843-863.
    This paper argues that the desirable features of postmodernism identified by Ronald Green are not exclusive to postmodernism; that to the extent these features are postmodern, they are not necessarily features of business ethics; that, with qualification, these are desirable features to include in business ethics; that the best way to accomplish this inclusion is by appealing to an Aristotelian model; and that post-modernism has implications for the legal environment of business.
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  18. Ramona L. Paetzold & Bill Shaw (1994). A Postmodern Feminist View of “Reasonableness” in Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment. Journal of Business Ethics 13 (9):681 - 691.
  19. Bill Shaw (1993). White, Gilligan, and the Voices of Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (4):437-443.
    This commentary finds much to like about the work of Professor Thomas I. White, "Business, Ethics, and Carol Gilligan's 'Two Voices." (Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1992) At the same time it suggests further work is needed on the following points: (1) White must consider how males respond to dilemmas if he hopes to articulate a difference between male and female methods of responding; (2) White must support his conclusion that the "ethics of care" is the ethic most likely to (...)
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  20. Bill Shaw & Frederick R. Post (1993). A Moral Basis for Corporate Philanthropy. Journal of Business Ethics 12 (10):745 - 751.
    The authors argue that corporate philanthropy is far too important as a social instrument for good to depend on ethical egoism for its support. They claim that rule utilitarianism provides a more compelling, though not exclusive, moral foundation. The authors cite empirical and legal evidence as additional support for their claim.
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  21. Bill Shaw & Frances E. Zollers (1993). Managers in the Moral Dimension. Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (2):153-168.
    In The Moral Dimension, Amitai Etzioni critiques the neoclassical economic paradigm (NEP), a model built upon ethical egoism andwhich equates rationality (the logical/empirical domain) with the maximization of preferences by self-interested economic units. Etzionifinds the NEP’s exclusion of the moral/affective domain to be a glaring failure and, because of this omission, he claims that the economic model is not capable of achieving its design functions: prediction and explanation. Etzioni introduces a socio-economic model, the I & We paradigm, in which the (...)
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  22. Bill Shaw (1990). Shareholder Authorized Inside Trading: A Legal and Moral Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (12):913 - 928.
    This article evaluates inside trading from a legal and a moral perspective. From both of these points of view, the practice of inside trading is fraudulent whether it occurs in the traditional format or in the variation known as misappropriation. Fraud is a legal tort and a moral wrong consisting of a breach of duty that intentionally causes harm to persons that the insider can reasonably foresee. In defense against allegations of fraudulent inside trading, the defendant may argue that one (...)
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  23. Bill Shaw (1988). Affirmative Action: An Ethical Evaluation. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (10):763 - 770.
    This paper examines four major arguments advanced by opponents of race and gender conscious affirmative action and rebuts them on the basis of moral considerations. It is clear that the problem of past racial/gender discrimination has not disappeared; its effects linger, resulting in a wide disparity in opportunities and attainments between minorities/women and whites/males. Affirmative action, although not the perfect solution, is by far the most viable method of redressing the effects of past discrimination. Thus it cannot be dismissed lightly (...)
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  24. Bill Shaw (1988). A Reply to Thomas Mulligan's “Critique of Milton Friedman's Essay 'the Social Responsibility of Business to Increase its Profits'”. Journal of Business Ethics 7 (7):537 - 543.
    Professor Thomas Mulligan undertakes to discredit Milton Friedman's thesis that The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits. He attempts to do this by moving from Friedman's paradigm characterizing a socially responsible executive as willful and disloyal to a different paradigm, i.e., one emphasizing the consultative and consensus-building role of a socially responsible executive. Mulligan's critique misses the point, first, because even consensus-building executives act contrary to the will of minority shareholders, but even more importantly, because he assumes (...)
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  25. Bill Shaw (1988). Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Legal and Moral Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (10):789 - 795.
    The author examines the categories of bribes that are prohibited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act from the perspective of three significant moral theories: utility, rights and justice. He concludes that the Act does not go too far in demanding ethical behaviors from U.S. business people doing business in foreign markets, therefore, it is not in need of a major revision. With regard to accounting provisions, movement from a reasonableness standard to one of materiality would be appropriate however.
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  26. Bill Shaw (1988). Should Insider Trading Be Outside The Law'. Business and Society Review 66:34.
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