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  1. Wesley Cragg (2012). Ethics, Enlightened Self-Interest, and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (1):9-36.
    Central to the United Nations Framework setting out the human rights responsibilities of corporations proposed by John Ruggie is the principle that corporations have a responsibility to respect human rights in their operations whether or not doing so is required by law and whether or not human rights laws are actively enforced. Ruggie proposes that corporations should respect this principle in their strategic management and day-to-day operations for reasons of corporate (enlightened) self-interest. This paper identifies this as a serious weakness (...)
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  2. Wesley Cragg, Denis G. Arnold & Peter Muchlinski (2012). Guest Editors' Introduction. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (1):1-7.
    We provide a brief history of the business and human rights discourse and scholarship, and an overview of the articles included in the special issue.
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  3. Wesley Cragg, Denis G. Arnold & Peter Muchlinski (2012). Human Rights and Business. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (1):1-7.
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  4. Adam Nguyen & Wesley Cragg (2012). Interorganizational Favour Exchange and the Relationship Between Doing Well and Doing Good. Journal of Business Ethics 105 (1):53-68.
    This article examines whether ethical business practice enhances financial performance with respect to interorganizational favour exchange. We argue that the link between the ethicality and economic utility of interorganizational favour exchange is governed by: (1) organizational–individual interest alignment/conflict and (2) the fairness or justifiability of favour exchanges from the perspective of third parties. We classify interorganizational (IO) favour exchange into four types (Business–Personal, Personal–Business, Personal–Personal and Business–Business favour exchange). Our analysis shows that the first three types of favour exchange are (...)
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  5. Wesley Cragg & Dirk Matten (2011). Ethics, Corporations, and Governance. Journal of Business Ethics 102 (S1):1-4.
    Corporate governance has resurfaced as a topic in the ongoing financial crises. This article frames the debate on corporate governance within the ongoing concerns about the corporate role in wider societal governance. It then maps out the context of the six scholarly contributions in this special issue by highlighting how the current debate moves towards a closer integration of governance at corporate and societal level.
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  6. Joseph A. Petrick, Wesley Cragg & Martha Sañudo (2011). Business Ethics in North America: Trends and Challenges. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 104 (S1):51-62.
    Using 15 years of data (1995–2009) from literature reviews, survey questionnaires, personal interviews, and desktop research, the authors examine North American (Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America) regional trends in business ethics research, teaching and training. The patterns indicate that business ethics continues to flourish in North America with high levels of productivity in both quantity and quality of teaching, training and research publication outputs. Topics/themes that have been covered during the time period are treated with an acknowledgement (...)
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  7. John Boatright, Norman Bowie, Archie Carroll, Gerald Cavanagh, Joanne B. Ciulla, Wesley Cragg, Richard De George, Joseph Desjardins, John Dienhart & Thomas Donaldson (2010). From Past and Present Editorial Board Members, Associate Editors, and Advisory Editors: Anniversary Reflections. Business Ethics Quarterly 20 (4):711.
     
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  8. Wesley Cragg (2010). Castigo. Crítica.
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  9. Wesley Cragg (2002). Business Ethics and Stakeholder Theory. Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (2):113-142.
    Abstract: Stakeholder theorists have typically offered both a business case and an ethics case for business ethics. I evaluate arguments for both approaches and find them wanting. I then shift the focus from ethics to law and ask: “Why should corporations obey the law?” Contrary to what shareholder theories typically imply, neoclassical or profit maximization theories of the firm can offer answers based only on instrumental justifications. Instrumental justifications for obeying the law, however, are pragmatically and normatively incoherent. This is (...)
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  10. Wesley Cragg & Alan Greenbaum (2002). Reasoning About Responsibilities: Mining Company Managers on What Stakeholders Are Owed. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 39 (3):319 - 335.
    Stakeholder theories propose that managers are responsible not only for maximizing shareholder value, but also for taking into account the well being of other parties affected by corporate decisions. While the language of stakeholder theory has been taken up in industries like mining, controversy remains. Disagreements arise not only about the apportionment of costs and benefits among stakeholders, but about who counts as a stakeholder and about how "costs" and "benefits" are to be conceived. This paper investigates these questions empirically (...)
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  11. Wesley Cragg & William Woof (2002). The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Study of Its Effectiveness. Business and Society Review 107 (1):98-144.
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  12. Wesley Cragg (2000). Human Rights and Business Ethics: Fashioning a New Social Contract. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 27 (1-2):205 - 214.
    This paper argues that widely accepted understanding of the respective responsibilities of business and government in the post war industrialized world can be traced back to a tacit social contract that emerged following the second world war. The effect of this contract was to assign responsibility for generating wealth to business and responsibility for ensuring the equitable sharing of wealth to governments. Without question, this arrangement has resulted in substantial improvements in the quality of life in the industrialized world in (...)
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  13. Avishalom Adam, Brian Baigrie, Alf Bång, H. I. Brown, K. O. L. Burridge, Ferrell Christenson, Richard Collins, Wesley Cragg, Jane Duran & Fred Eidlin (1999). Refereeing in 1996. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (1):160-161.
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  14. Wesley Cragg (1997). Teaching Business Ethics: The Role of Ethics in Business and in Business Education. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 16 (3):231-245.
    The paper begins with an examination of traditional attitudes towards business ethics. I suggest that these attitudes fail to recognize that a principal function of ethics is to facilitate cooperation. Further that despite the emphasis on competition in modern market economies, business like all other forms of social activity is possible only where people are prepared to respect rules in the absence of which cooperation is rendered difficult or impossible. Rules or what I call the ethics of doing, however, constitute (...)
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  15. Wesley Cragg, Allan Greenbaum & Alex Wellington (eds.) (1997). Canadian Issues in Environmental Ethics. Broadview Press.
    Is it possible to design a forest policy that satisfies ethical and environmental concerns and is acceptable to business, labour and First Nations representatives? What is the best path through the tangle of ethical issues surrounding the collapse of the east coast fishery? What sort of obligations does a rich nation such as Canada have to satisfy the claims of global environmental justice? These are the sorts of issues in applied ethics that are tackled in this collection of essays, the (...)
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  16. Wesley Cragg (1994). Jacob Adler, The Urgings of Conscience: A Theory of Punishment Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 14 (1):1-3.
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  17. Wesley Cragg (1992). The Practice of Punishment: Towards a Theory of Restorative Justice. Routledge.
    In the latter half of the twentieth century, there has been a sharp decline in confidence in sentencing principles, due to a questioning of the efficacy of punishment. It has been very difficult to develop consistent, fair, and humane criteria for evaluating legislative, judicial and correctional advancements. The Practice of Punishment offers a comprehensive study of punishment that identifies the principles of sentencing and corrections on which modern correctional systems should be built. The theory of punishment that emerges is built (...)
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  18. Wesley Cragg (1989). Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (2):289-298.
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  19. Wesley Cragg (1989). Nicola Lacey, State Punishment Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 9 (11):443-448.
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  20. Wesley Cragg (1987). George Grant and the Twilight of Justice Joan O'Donovan Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984. Pp. Ix, 196. $30.00, $12.00 Paper. [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (02):368-.
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  21. Wesley Cragg (1986). Modernity and Responsibility: Essays for George Grant Eugene Combs, Editor Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 1983. Pp. Xiii, 138. $20.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 25 (01):191-.
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  22. Wesley Cragg (1986). Two Concepts of Community or Moral Theory and Canadian Culture. Dialogue 25 (01):31-.
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  23. Wesley Cragg (1984). Radical Tories: The Conservative Tradition in Canada Charles Taylor Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1982. Pp. 232. $19.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 23 (04):704-711.
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