Journal of Business Ethics 86 (2):211 - 225 (2009)

Research about codes of corporate ethics has hitherto taken a hypothetical, correct meaning of codes for granted. The article problematises the dichotomous categories intrinsic and subjective meanings of codes. I address the question if professionals in finance accept codes of business. The particular mentality of stockbrokers and traders constructs the way they judge restrictions such as company codes of ethics. While neglecting dimensions of ethics beyond known rules, brokers and traders distrust good ethics as a possible end in itself. Many professionals in the financial market perceive efforts to integrate ethical reasoning in work as only means for maximising business opportunities
Keywords business codes  legitimacy  mentality  moral stress  stockbrokers  overman
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-008-9844-7
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: 69,078
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

On Ethics and Economics.Amartya Sen - 1989 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 51 (4):722-723.
Business codes of multinational firms: What do they say?Muel Kaptein - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 50 (1):13-31.

View all 33 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Bankers Bashing Back: Amoral CSR Justifications.Peter Norberg - 2018 - Journal of Business Ethics 147 (2):401-418.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
67 ( #169,418 of 2,498,793 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #421,542 of 2,498,793 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes