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  1. Joan Fontrodona, Alejo José G. Sison & Boudewijn de Bruin (2013). Editorial Introduction: Putting Virtues Into Practice. A Challenge for Business and Organizations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 113 (4):563-565.
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  2. Pablo Ruiz-Palomino, Ricardo Martínez-Cañas & Joan Fontrodona (2013). Ethical Culture and Employee Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Person-Organization Fit. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 116 (1):173-188.
    We build on limited research concerning the mediation processes associated with the relationship between ethical culture and employee outcomes. A multidimensional measure of ethical culture was examined for its relationship to overall Person-Organization (P–O) fit and employee response, using a sample of 436 employees from social economy and commercial banks in Spain. In line with previous research involving unidimensional measures, ethical culture was found to relate positively to employee job satisfaction, affective commitment, and intention to stay. New to the literature, (...)
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  3. Alejo José G. Sison & Joan Fontrodona (2013). Participating in the Common Good of the Firm. Journal of Business Ethics 113 (4):611-625.
    In a previous essay (Sison and Fontrodona 2012), we defined the common good of the firm as collaborative work, insofar as it provides, first, an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, virtues, and meaning (work as praxis), and second, inasmuch as it produces goods and services to satisfy society’s needs and wants (work as poiesis). We would now like to focus on the participatory aspect of this common good. To do so, we will have to identify the different members of the (...)
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  4. Alejo José G. Sison & Joan Fontrodona (2012). The Common Good of the Firm in the Aristotelian-Thomistic Tradition. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (2):211-246.
    This article proposes a theory of the firm based on the common good. It clarifies the meaning of the term “common good” tracing its historical development. Next, an analogous sense applicable to the firm is derived from its original context in political theory. Put simply, the common good of the firm is the production of goods and services needed for flourishing, in which different members participate through work. This is linked to the political common good through subsidiarity. Lastly, implications and (...)
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  5. Alejo José G. Sison, Edwin M. Hartman & Joan Fontrodona (2012). Guest Editor's Introduction: Reviving Tradition. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (2):207-210.
    Virtue ethics, the authors believe, is distinct and superior to other options because it considers, in the first place, which preferences are worth pursuing, rather than just blindly maximizing preferences, and it takes into account intuitions, emotions and experience, instead of acting solely on abstract universal principles. Moreover, virtue ethics is seen as firmly rooted in human biology and psychology, particularly in our freedom, rationality, and sociability. Work, business, and management are presented as vital areas for the development of virtues, (...)
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  6. Alejo José G. Sison & Joan Fontrodona (2011). The Common Good of Business: Addressing a Challenge Posed by «Caritas in Veritate». [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 100 (S1):99-107.
    Caritas in Veritate (CV) poses a challenge to the business community when it asks for “a profoundly new way of understanding business enterprise” (CV 40). The paper proposes the concept of the “common good” as a starting point for the discussion and sketches a definition of the common good of business as the path toward an answer for this challenge. Building on the distinction between the material and the formal parts of the common good, the authors characterize profit as the (...)
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  7. Alejo José G. Sison & Joan Fontrodona (2009). Corporate Governance in IDOM. International Corporate Responsibility Series 4:119-128.
    Aristotle indicates that although a monarchy is the best form of government in theory, in practice, a polity (“mixed regime”) is best. IDOM Engineering Consultancy is presented as an example of a “corporate polity.” In this case study, stories and rationales behind the institutionalization of worker participation in ownership and management are discussed. Arguments in favor of the corporate common good as the firm’s overarching concern are proffered. Legal challenges as well as those arising from the company’s growth and overseas (...)
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  8. Tanguy Jacopin, Serge Poisson-de Haro & Joan Fontrodona (2008). IBERDROLA: A Utility's Approach to Sustainability and Stakeholder Management. Journal of Business Ethics Education 5:113-138.
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  9. Manuel Guillén, Joan Fontrodona & Alfredo Rodríguez-Sedano (2007). The Great Forgotten Issue: Vindicating Ethics in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 74 (4):409 - 423.
    Various international authorities have insisted on the importance of ethical learning in higher education for would-be professionals, including students of Business Administration. As the process of creating the European Higher Education Area gathers pace, first steps have been taken to explicitly incorporate ethics in the common European Qualifications Framework (EQF). However, the authors of this study show how in the course of the EQF development process, the consideration given to ethical qualifications has been curtailed and subjected to serious limitations. In (...)
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  10. Joan Fontrodona & Alejo José G. Sison (2006). The Nature of the Firm, Agency Theory and Shareholder Theory: A Critique From Philosophical Anthropology. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 66 (1):33 - 42.
    Standard accounts on the nature of the firm are highly dependent on explanations by Coase, coupled with inputs from agency theory and shareholder theory. This paper carries out their critique in light of personalist and common good postulates. It shows how personalist and common good principles create a framework that not only accommodates business ethics better but also affords a more compelling understanding of business as a whole.
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  11. Joan Fontrodona (2002). Pragmatism and Management Inquiry: Insights From the Thought of Charles S. Peirce. Quorum Books.
    A cool, lucid examination of the thought of the American philosopher Charles S. Peirce, offering an important clarification and an innovative way to view human ...
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