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  1. Daryl Koehn (forthcoming). Does Not Mean That He Must Be Ruthless, Cruel. Ethics in the Workplace: Selected Readings in Business Ethics.
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  2. Daryl Koehn (forthcoming). Employee Vice: Some Competing Models: A Response to Moberg. Business Ethics Quarterly.
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  3. Daryl Koehn (forthcoming). Transforming Our Students: Teaching Business Ethics Post-Enron. Business Ethics Quarterly.
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  4. Daryl Koehn (2013). East Meets West: Toward a Universal Ethic of Virtue for Global Business. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 116 (4):703-715.
    Rudyard Kipling famously penned, “East is East, West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” His poetic line suggests that Eastern and Western cultures are irreconcilably different and that their members engage in fundamentally incommensurable ethical practices. This paper argues that differing cultures do not necessarily operate by incommensurable moral principles. On the contrary, if we adopt a virtue ethics perspective, we discover that East and West are always meeting because their virtues share a natural basis and structure. This (...)
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  5. Daryl Koehn (2013). Why Saying. Business Ethics Quarterly 23 (2):239-268.
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  6. Daryl Koehn (2013). Why Saying "I'm Sorry" Isn't Good Enough. Business Ethics Quarterly 23 (2):239-268.
    The number of corporate apologies has increased dramatically during the past decade. This article delves into the ethics of apologies offered by chief executive officers (CEOs). It examines ways in which public apologies on the part of a representative (CEO) of a corporate body (the firm) differ from both private, interpersonal apologies, on the one hand, and nation-state/collective apologies, on the other. The article then seeks to ground ethically desirable elements of a corporate apology in the nature or essence of (...)
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  7. Daryl Koehn (2012). Post-Credit Crisis: What New Concepts Are Needed? Which Old Notions or Practices Should Be Abandoned? [REVIEW] Asian Journal of Business Ethics 1 (1):35-45.
    The recent financial meltdown in the US mortgage markets and the ongoing budgetary crises in Europe suggest that we are at an economic and ethical crossroads. What has caused the problems? Do we need to rethink in some fundamental way our ethical notions and some of our practices? These questions clearly are not separable, for, as I shall argue, some of our ideas about corporate responsibilities, technological innovations, and nation states’ ability to regulate corporations have been a cause of the (...)
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  8. Daryl Koehn & Barry Wilbratte (2012). A Defense of a Thomistic Concept of the Just Price. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (3):501-526.
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  9. Daryl Koehn (2010). Ethics, Morality, and Art in the Classroom. Journal of Business Ethics Education 7:213-232.
    Scholars are increasingly interested in possible relationships between aesthetics and ethics and in the pedagogical value of art. This paper considers some specific works of art and explores their multi-faceted relation to ethics and morality. I argue that art has both positive and negative relationships to ethics and morality (which I distinguish in a very rough way as the paper progresses). Art works of various sorts may productively be used in the business ethics classroom,but instructors need to keep in mind (...)
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  10. Daryl Koehn (2010). Living with the Dragon: Thinking and Acting Ethically in a World of Unintended Consequences. Routledge.
    Preliminary definitions and distinctions -- Causes of unintended consequences -- The challenges unintended consequences pose for standard moral frameworks -- Possible ethical remedies.
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  11. Daryl Koehn & Joe Ueng (2010). Corporate Governance Metrics for Asian Companies: Are They Reliable Indicators of Corporate Performance? International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 5 (4):241-260.
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  12. Jenny Mead, Regina Wentzel Wolfe, Akira Saito & Daryl Koehn (2010). Snow Brand Milk Products (C). Journal of Business Ethics Education 7:125-127.
    In the C case, the turnaround at SBM has been effected. Most significant is the company’s realization that it exists to serve the consumer and, through that service, the broader society. This brief case outlines the successes Hiwasa pushed SBM management to accomplish and introduces the challenges the company faced in 2009: primarily, continuing to build its corporate social responsibility approach and addressing environmental and social issues.
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  13. Daryl Koehn & Alicia Leung (2008). Dignity in Western Versus in Chinese Cultures: Theoretical Overview and Practical Illustrations. Business and Society Review 113 (4):477-504.
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  14. Daryl Koehn & Lu Xiaohe (2008). CIC Report. The Society for Business Ethics Newsletter 19 (1):4-5.
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  15. Daryl Koehn (2006). A Response to Rorty. Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (3):390-400.
  16. Daryl Koehn (2005). Integrity as a Business Asset. Journal of Business Ethics 58 (1-3):125 - 136.
    . In this post-Enron era, we have heard much talk about the need for integrity. Today’s employees perceive it as being in short supply. A recent survey by the Walker Consulting Firm found that less than half of workers polled thought their senior leaders were people of high integrity. To combat the perceived lack of corporate integrity, companies are stressing their probity. This stress is problematic because executives tend to instrumentalize the value of integrity. This paper argues that integrity needs (...)
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  17. Daryl Koehn (2005). The Nature of Evil. Palgrave Macmillan.
    In The Nature of Evil, Daryl Koehn takes us on a sweeping tour of different interpretations of evil. In this timely and serious discussion she argues that evil is not intentional malice, but rather violence that stems from a false sense of self. Violence is not true evil but a symptom of the underlying evil of our failure to really know who we are. Koehn examines situations in which good intentions can have horrific results. She explores such works as The (...)
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  18. Daryl Koehn (2005). Transforming Our Students. Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (1):137-151.
    Teachers and managers strive to be determining causes, leading those whom we instruct or supervise to act in some ways rather than others. If we are seeking to be causes, then we ought to admit our mission and monitor how well we are doing. Yet, instead of owning up to our failures, we hide behind claims such as “some students are unteachable because their habits are bad,” or “we have little time to affect our students who are being indoctrinated by (...)
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  19. Daryl Koehn (2004). What Form of Business Regulation is Workable? Business and Professional Ethics Journal 23 (1/2):43-63.
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  20. Daryl Koehn (2003). Figures of Evil in the Business World. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 22 (3):3-21.
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  21. Daryl Koehn (2003). From the President. The Society for Business Ethics Newsletter 14 (2):1-1.
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  22. Daryl Koehn (2003). Prepare, Prepare, Prepare! Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (1):95-98.
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  23. Daryl Koehn (2003). Report From the President. The Society for Business Ethics Newsletter 13 (4):1-1.
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  24. Daryl Koehn (2003). Spotting Ethical Spin-Offs. Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (2):257-260.
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  25. Daryl Koehn (2003). The Nature of and Conditions for Online Trust. Journal of Business Ethics 43 (1/2):3 - 19.
    As use of the Internet has increased, many issues of trust have arisen. Users wonder: will may privacy be protected if I provide information to this Internet vendor? Will my credit card remain secure? Should I trust that this party will deliver the goods? Will the goods be as described? These questions are not merely academic. A recent Boston Consulting Group study revealed that one out of ten consumers have ordered and paid for items online that never were delivered (Williams, (...)
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  26. Mohamad R. Nayebpour & Daryl Koehn (2003). The Ethics of Quality: Problems and Preconditions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 44 (1):37 - 48.
    A number of advocates for TQM contend that firms who embrace TQM will automatically and naturally act in ethically sound ways (Roth, 1993; Pace, 1999; Steeples, 1994). This claim is a strong one. This paper assesses its truth. We consider the many ways in which quality initiatives, if undertaken in good faith, can foster sound ethics. We explore the various ways in which TQM presupposes, and thus cannot engender, ethical behavior. And, finally, we identify some of the ethical blind spots (...)
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  27. Daryl Koehn (2002). Ethical Issues in Human Resources. In Norman E. Bowie (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics. Blackwell. 6--225.
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  28. Daryl Koehn (2002). John Meriwether and the Promethean Hero: A Cautionary Tale in Financial Ethics. Teaching Business Ethics 6 (1):27-43.
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  29. Daryl Koehn (2001). Confucian Trustworthiness and the Practice of Business in China. Business Ethics Quarterly 11 (3):415-429.
    Confucius’s teachings fall under four headings: “culture, moral conduct, doing one’s best, and being trustworthy in what one says” (7/25).1 Trust or, more precisely, being trustworthy, plays a central role in the Confucian ethic. This paper begins by examining the Confucian concept of trustworthiness. The second part of the paper discusses how the ideal of trustworthiness makes itself felt inbusiness practices within China. The paper concludes by raising and addressing several objections to the Confucian emphasis ontrustworthiness.
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  30. Daryl Koehn (2001). Ethical Issues Connected with Multi-Level Marketing Schemes. Journal of Business Ethics 29 (1-2):153 - 160.
    Multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes are one of the fastest growing types of business. However, little has been written about the ethics of MLMs. This oversight is somewhat surprising, especially because some prominent MLMs have been accused of being pyramid schemes. Pyramid schemes were the number one type of internet fraud in 1996, and the fourth most common form of internet fraud in 1997 (National Consumers League, 1997). This paper examines the nature of MLMs and their similarities with and differences from (...)
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  31. Daryl Koehn (2000). Traversing the Inferno. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):255-268.
    The discipline of business ethics traditionally has paid too much attention to articulating and applying the moral law and has devoted too little thinking to the nature and consequences of evil for our souls. For purposes of this discussion, I shall limit myself to Dante’s vision of evil as a diminution of human being. On his journey through hell, Dante encounters the shades—people who, through their own actions, have rendered themselves less than fully human. This paper concentrates especially on the (...)
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  32. Daryl Koehn (2000). What Is Practical Judgement? Professional Ethics 8 (3/4):3-18.
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  33. Daryl Koehn (1999). Ethics in a Technological Age. Business and Society Review 104 (1):57-90.
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  34. Daryl Koehn (1999). Management Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (4):713-717.
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  35. Daryl Koehn (1999). What Can Eastern Philosophy Teach Us About Business Ethics? Journal of Business Ethics 19 (1):71 - 79.
    This paper examines what, if anything, "Eastern philosophy" can teach us about business ethics. The whole idea of "Eastern ethics" or so-called "Asian values" is suspect on a number of scores. The paper argues that It is better to refer to specific ideas of particular thinkers influential within one country or tradition. The paper concentrates on the philosophy of two such thinkers – Watsuji Tetsuro of Japan and Confucius. When this more "micro" approach is adopted, we can learn some important (...)
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  36. Daryl Koehn (1998). Can and Should Businesses Be Friends with One Another and with Their Stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (15):1755 - 1763.
    An increasing number of philosophers have suggested that businesses be conceived on the model of friendship. The paper sketches two different models of friendship – Aristotelian and Kantian. This paper examines whether and in what sense these models are appropriate to business. Care must be taken to specify which type of friendship is meant before treating businesses as friendships. Whether businesses can be friends with one another and with their stakeholders depends crucially upon the type of friendship involved.
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  37. Daryl Koehn (1998). Employee Vice - Some Competing Models. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (1):147-164.
    Much of the current discussion of evil within business and professions locates evil within the individual employee. Dennis Moberg (1997) has argued for conceiving of employee viciousness as a lack of self-control. This paper argues, that while some evil behaviorsmay be well-modelled as instances of low self-control, this model does not fit much of what might qualify as evil (e.g., child-caregiversfalsely accusing their fellow employees of ritual child abuse). The paper examines three alternative models of evil, two drawn fromliterature, one (...)
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  38. Daryl Koehn (1998). Rethinking Feminist Ethics: Care, Trust and Empathy. Routledge.
    Rethinking Feminist Ethics bridges the gap between women theorists disenchanted with aspects of traditional theories that insist upon the need for some ethical principles. The book raises the question of whether the female conception of ethics based on care, trust and empathy can provide a realistic alternative to the male ethics based on duty and rule bound conception of ethics developed from Kant, Mill and Rawls. Koehn concludes that it cannot, showing how problems for respect of the individual arise also (...)
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  39. Daryl Koehn (1998). Richard Nielsen, the Politics of Ethics: Methods for Acting, Learning, and Sometimes Fighting with Others in Addressing Ethics Problems in Organizational Life. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 32 (4):565-570.
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  40. Daryl Koehn (1998). Re-Thinking Power. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (1):179-186.
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  41. Daryl Koehn (1998). Virtue Ethics, the Firm, and Moral Psychology. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):497-513.
    Business ethicists have increasingly used Aristotelian “virtue ethics” to analyze the actions of business people and to explore the question of what the standard of ethical behavior is. These analyses have raised many important issues and opened up new avenuesfor research. But the time has come to examine in some detail possible limitations or weaknesses in virtue ethics. This paper arguesthat Aristotelian virtue ethics is subject to many objections because the psychology implicit within the ethic is not well-suited for analyzing (...)
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  42. Daryl Koehn (1997). Business and Game-Playing: The False Analogy. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1447-1452.
    A number of business writers have argued that business is a game and, like a game, possesses its own special rules for acting. While we do not normally tolerate deceit, bluffing is not merely acceptable but also expected within the game of poker. Similarly, lies of omission, overstatements, puffery and bluffs are morally acceptable within business because it, like a game, has a special ethic which permits these normally immoral practices. Although critics of this reasoning have used deontological and utilitarian (...)
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  43. Daryl Koehn (1997). Trust and Business. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 16 (1/2/3):7-28.
  44. Daryl Koehn (1996). The Ethics of Business: Moving Beyond Legalism. Ethics and Behavior 6 (1):1 – 16.
    The economist Milton Friedman argued that business has only one ethical responsibility: Business has a responsibility to employ all available legal means to increase corporate profits owed to stockholders (Friedman, 1993). In this article, I explore why business students find this argument so attractive. I then argue that, as an account of business ethics, Friedman's legalism is both theoretically and practically unsound. I close with some suggestions as to what would constitute a truly ethical understanding of business practice.
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  45. Daryl Koehn (1996). The Ethics of Policing. Teaching Philosophy 19 (4):412-415.
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  46. Daryl Koehn (1995). A Role for Virtue Ethics in the Analysis of Business Practice. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (3):533-539.
    This article explores differences in the ways in which utilitarian, deontological and virtue/aretic ethics treat of act, outcome, and agent. I argue that virtue ethics offers important and distinctive insights into business practice, insights overlooked by utilitarian and deontological ethics.
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  47. Daryl Koehn (1994). The Ground of Professional Ethics. Routlege.
    As each week beings more stories of doctors, lawyers and other professionals abusing their powers, while clients demand extra services as at a time of shrinking ...
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  48. Daryl Koehn (1994). With a Different Ear. Southwest Philosophy Review 10 (1):77-86.
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  49. Daryl Koehn (1993). Rethinking the Responsibility of International Corporations. Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (2):177-183.
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  50. Daryl Koehn (1992). Toward an Ethic of Exchange. Business Ethics Quarterly 2 (3):341-355.
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