Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1419-1430 (1997)

Wesley Hiers
Oberlin College
The boundaries of honesty are the focal point of this exploration of the individualistic origins of modernist ethics and the consequent need for a more pragmatic approach to business ethics. The tendency of modernist ethics to see honesty as an individual responsibility is described as a contextually naive approach, one that fails to account for the interactive effects between individual choices and corporate norms. By reviewing the empirical accounts of managerial struggles with ethical dilemmas, the article arrives at the contextual preconditions for encouraging the development of reflective moral agents in modern corporations.
Keywords corporate hierarchy  honesty  individualism  John Dewey and business ethics  pragmatism
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DOI 10.1023/A:1005787209221
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