Humanizing Business

Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (2):237-255 (2005)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The paper begins by exploring whether a “tendency to avarice” exists in most capitalist business organisations. It concludes that it does and that this is problematic. The problem centres on the potential threat to the integrity of human character and the disablement of community.What, then, can be done about it? Building on previous work (Moore, 2002) in which MacIntyre’s notions of practice and institution were explored (MacIntyre, 1985), the paper offers a philosophically based argument in favour of the rediscovery of craftsmanship by those who work in business organisations, and the exercise of craftsmanship in community.The practical implications for individuals of this way of conceptualising business, and the virtues which must then come to the fore, are discussed.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,100

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Challenge of Humanistic Management.Domènec Melé - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 44 (1):77 - 88.
The Virtue of Governance, the Governance of Virtue.Geoff Moore - 2012 - Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (2):293-318.
Virtue Ethics in Business and the Capabilities Approach.Alexander Bertland - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 84 (S1):25 - 32.
Business ethics: A compromise between politics and virtue. [REVIEW]Stephen Maguire - 1997 - Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1411-1418.
Aristotle on the vices and virtue of wealth.Peter Hadreas - 2002 - Journal of Business Ethics 39 (4):361 - 376.
On the Implications of the Practice–Institution Distinction.Geoff Moore - 2002 - Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (1):19-32.
Virtuous Decision Making for Business Ethics.Chris Provis - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 91 (S1):3 - 16.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-03-06

Downloads
149 (#126,875)

6 months
17 (#149,687)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Geoff Moore
Durham University

References found in this work

After Virtue.A. MacIntyre - 1981 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 46 (1):169-171.
On the Implications of the Practice–Institution Distinction.Geoff Moore - 2002 - Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (1):19-32.
Business as a Calling (WH Andrews).M. Novak - 1998 - Teaching Business Ethics 2:223-226.

View all 17 references / Add more references