1. Wilfred Dolfsma, Rene van der Eijk & Albert Jolink (2009). On a Source of Social Capital: Gift Exchange. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 89 (3):315 - 329.
    The concept of social capital helps to explain relations within and between companies but has not crystallized yet. As such, the nature, development, and effects of such relations remain elusive. How is social capital created, how is it put to use, and how is it maintained? Can it decline, and if so, how? We argue that the concept of social capital remains a black box as the mechanisms that constitute it remain underdeveloped and that it is a black hole as (...)
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  2. Betsy Jane Clary, Wilfred Dolfsma & Deborah M. Figart (eds.) (2006). Ethics and the Market: Insights From Social Economics. Routledge.
    Much existing economic theory overlooks ethics. Rather than situating the market and values at separate extremes of a continuum, Ethics and the Market contends that the two are necessarily and intimately related. This volume brings together some of the best work in the social economics tradition, with contributions on the social economy, social capital, identity, ethnicity and development, the household, externalities, international finance, capability, and pedagogy. Proceeding from an examination of the moral implications of markets, the book goes on to (...)
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  3. Wilfred Dolfsma (2006). Accounting as Applied Ethics: Teaching a Discipline. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 63 (3):209 - 215.
    In this article it is argued that there are notable parallels between all of the different strands within ethics on the one hand, and accountancy on the other that, in teaching, can be drawn upon to enhance students’ understanding of the latter. Accountancy, part of economics, draws on utilitarian ethics, but not solely so. Accounting, in addition, draws on deontological and communitarian strands in ethics. The article suggests that the teaching of accounting – especially to non-economists – would benefit substantially (...)
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