Economics and Philosophy 11 (1):85-112 (1995)

Abstract
Difficult moral issues in economic life, such as evaluating the impact of hostile takeovers and plant relocations or determining the obligations of business to the environment, constitute the raison d'etre of business ethics. Yet, while the ultimate resolution of such issues clearly requires detailed, normative analysis, a shortcoming of business ethics is that to date it has failed to develop an adequate normative theory. 1 The failing is especially acute when it results in an inability to provide a basis for fine-grained analyses of issues. Both general moral theories and stakeholder theory seem incapable of expressing the moral complexity necessary to provide practical normative guidance for many business ethics contexts.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0266267100003230
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,425
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Reasons and Persons.Derek Parfit - 1984 - Oxford University Press.
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory.Alasdair C. MacIntyre - 1983 - University of Notre Dame Press.

View all 27 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

What Stakeholder Theory is Not.Andrew C. Wicks - 2003 - Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (4):479-502.
Toward an Ethics of Organizations.Joshua D. Margolis - 1999 - Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (4):619-638.
Economic Ethics, Business Ethics and the Idea of Mutual Advantages.Christoph Luetge - 2005 - Business Ethics: A European Review 14 (2):108-118.

View all 52 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Integrative Social Contracts Theory.Thomas Donaldson & Thomas Dunfee - 1994 - Economics and Philosophy 10 (2):85-112.
ISCT, Hypernorms, and Business: A Reinterpretation.George G. Brenkert - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 88 (S4):645 - 658.
Integrative Social Contracts Theory: Hype Over Hypernorms. [REVIEW]Mark Douglas - 2000 - Journal of Business Ethics 26 (2):101 - 110.
Creating Ties That Bind.R. Edward Freeman & Jared D. Harris - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 88 (S4):685-692.
Japanese Moralogy as Business Ethics.Iwao Taka & Thomas W. Dunfee - 1997 - Journal of Business Ethics 16 (5):507-519.
A Critique of Social Contracts for Business.Edward J. Conry - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (2):187-212.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-08-10

Total views
222 ( #41,461 of 2,420,823 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #87,919 of 2,420,823 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes