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  1. The Stakeholder Theory and the Common Good.Antonio Argandoña - 1998 - Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):1093-1102.
    The theory of the social responsibility of the firm oscillates between two extremes: one that reduces the firm's responsibility to the obtainment of (the greatest possible) profit for its shareholders, and another that extends the firm's responsibility to include a wide range of actors with an interest or "stake" in the firm. The stakeholder theory of the social responsibility of business is more appealing from an ethical point of view, and yet it lacks a solid foundation that would be acceptable (...)
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    Private-to-Private Corruption.Antonio Argandoña - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 47 (3):253 - 267.
    The cases of corruption reported by the media tend almost always to involve a private party (a citizen or a corporation) that pays, or promises to pay, money to a public party (a politician or a public official, for example) in order to obtain an advantage or avoid a disadvantage. Because of the harm it does to economic efficiency and growth, and because of its social, political and ethical consequences, private-to-public corruption has been widely studied. Private-to-private corruption, by contrast, has (...)
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    Humility in Management.Antonio Argandona - 2015 - Journal of Business Ethics 132 (1):63-71.
    Although virtues have gained a firm presence in the theory and practice of corporate management, humility is not ranked as one the chief virtues in the business world. In spite of this, it is an important virtue, contributing to the manager’s moral and professional quality and the development of the company’s human team. This paper explains the basic traits of humility in general and how they manifest in the manager’s life and profession, and shows, within the ethics of virtues, that (...)
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    Corruption and Companies: The Use of Facilitating Payments.Antonio Argandoña - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 60 (3):251-264.
    Making use of facilitating payments is a very widespread form of corruption. These consist of small payments or gifts made to a person – generally a public official or an employee of a private company – to obtain a favour, such as expediting an administrative process; obtaining a permit, licence or service; or avoiding an abuse of power. Unlike the worst forms of corruption, facilitating payments do not usually involve an outright injustice on the part of the payer as they (...)
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    Facing the Crisis: Toward a New Humanistic Synthesis for Business. [REVIEW]Domènec Melé, Antonio Argandoña & Carlos Sanchez-Runde - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 99 (1):1 - 4.
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    Beyond Contracts: Love in Firms. [REVIEW]Antonio Argandoña - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 99 (1):77 - 85.
    The traditional theories of the firm leave no room for love in business organizations, perhaps because it is thought that love is only an emotion or feeling, not a virtue, or because economic efficiency and profit making are considered to be incompatible with the practice of charity or love. In this article, we show based on an approach to the human action within the organization, that love can and must be lived in firms for firms to operate efficiently, be attractive (...)
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    Fostering Values in Organizations.Antonio Argandoña - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 45 (1-2):15 - 28.
    Today, values hold a prominent place both in business ethics and in organization theory. However, there persists considerable confusion about what these values are and what role they play in these theories and, therefore, how they can be developed both within the individual and within the organization. Therefore, this paper seeks to define a conception of values based on a theory of human action that can provide a basis for an organization theory, and to propose a series of ideas about (...)
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    The United Nations Convention Against Corruption and its Impact on International Companies.Antonio Argandoña - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 74 (4):481-496.
    Corruption is a serious economic, social, political, and moral blight, especially in many emerging countries. It is a problem that affects companies in particular, especially in international commerce, finance, and technology transfer. And it is becoming an international phenomenon in scope, substance, and consequences. That is why, in recent years, there has been a proliferation of international efforts to tackle the problem of corruption. One such international cooperative initiative is the United Nations Convention against Corruption, signed in 2003, which came (...)
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    Integrating Ethics Into Action Theory and Organizational Theory.Antonio Argandoña - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 78 (3):435-446.
    A serious attempt to integrate ethics in management was done by Professor Juan Antonio Pérez López (1934–1996). His thought represents a break with current scholarly thinking on these subjects. The purpose of this article is to explain some of the most significant aspects of his theories, relating basically to his recourse to ethics as what defines the characteristic behavior of human beings, considered as individuals and as members of organizations. Pérez López used the anthropological conception underlying the ethics of Aristotle (...)
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    Economic Ethics and Institutional Change.Antonio Argandoña - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 53 (1-2):191-201.
    Our economic system, the market economy, is a part of a broader system or “society.” We frequently study the operation of the market economy as if it were autonomous, even though there are many complex and mutual relationships between society, the economic system and the other systems – political, cultural, religious, legal, etc. – that form part of society. In a market economy we may identify several components: a frame or background in which the economic activity takes place, a set (...)
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    Corporate Reputation: Being Good and Looking Good.Donald S. Siegel, Christine Choirat, Antonio Argandoña & Rosa Chun - 2019 - Business and Society 58 (6):1132-1142.
    This article introduces the special issue on “Corporate Reputation: Being Good and Looking Good.” Three of the five included articles help to reinforce a conclusion that “being good” and “looking good” are not dichotomous, mutually exclusive conditions. Rather, the two dimensions are linked in some kind of causal relationship for which continuing conceptual and empirical research is desirable. A fourth article concerns the reputational effects of the stock-option backdating scandal. The fifth article offers a critique of conventional approaches to defining (...)
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    Social Responsibility and Social Security: The Foundation of Caja de Pensiones Para la Vejez y de Ahorros.Antonio Argandoña, Carlos M. Moreno & Joan M. Solà - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 89 (S3):319 - 332.
    The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not new. Many entrepreneurs created and developed companies along the time, with a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility. This article presents an example of how CSR was conceived and put into practice when Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros was created in Barcelona in 1905, following the life and ideas of its founder, Francesc Moragas, a lawyer with a deep commitment for social action and a successful conception (...)
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    Credit Accessibility and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions: The Case of Microfinance.Francesc Prior & Antonio Argandoña - 2009 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 18 (4):349-363.
    What are financial institutions' social responsibilities in developing countries? On the one hand, these institutions share the generic responsibilities of all human organizations and business enterprises. However, their specific social responsibility is the performance of the social function of financial intermediaries, which, in the case of emerging countries, consists mainly of contributing to economic growth and solving the problem of poverty. This paper describes a number of technical-economic and moral problems that take us to a consideration of the performance of (...)
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    On Ethical, Social and Environmental Management Systems.Antonio Argandoña - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):41-52.
    There are three types of solutions to the problems deriving from companies' ethical, social and environmental responsibilities: those based on regulation by an authority or agency; those deigned to create market incentives; and those that rely on self-regulation by companies themselves. In the specific field we are concerned with here, regulation has significant costs and drawbacks that make it particularly desirable that companies should set up their own ethical, social and environmental management systems or programmes. The purpose of this article (...)
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    Business Ethics in Spain.Antonio Argandoña - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 22 (3):155 - 173.
    This article is an introduction to the selection of papers on "Business Ethics in Spain" included in this monographic issue of the Journal of Business Ethics. Specifically, this article is a survey of the development of the social, political, cultural and economic background of business in Spain since 1940, in order to show how the ethical values, attitudes and problems of the Spanish managers changed in these years. First, the global evolution of this background is explained, and then several relevant (...)
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    Corruption: The Corporate Perspective.Antonio Argandona - 2001 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 10 (2):163-175.
    Corruption is a source of concern for governments, entrepreneurs, private individuals, non‐governmental organizations, companies – indeed, for society as a whole, on a number of levels; economic, sociopolitical, and ethical. The purpose of this article is primarily to explain why corruption is a cause for concern for companies. It begins by explaining what corruption is, describing how it occurs and offering a causal explanation, and then goes on to describe how it occurs in companies and why it is a cause (...)
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    Corruption: The Corporate Perspective.Antonio Argandona - 2001 - Business Ethics: A European Review 10 (2):163-175.
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    Best Practices in Credit Accessibility and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions.Francesc Prior & Antonio Argandoña - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):251 - 265.
    The purpose of this article is to present and discuss some of the best practices of financial industry, in three emerging economies: Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The main thesis is that, notwithstanding the importance of certain specific deficiencies, such as an inadequate regulatory context or the lack of financial education among the population, the main factor that explains the low banking levels in emerging and developing economies, affecting mostly lower-income segments, is the use of inefficient financial service distribution models. In (...)
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    Sharing Out in Alliances: Trust and Ethics. [REVIEW]Antonio Argandoña - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 21 (2-3):217 - 228.
    Alliances are relatively new forms of relationships between businesses which allow cooperation in some areas of activity while maintaining competition in others, even in those areas where cooperation is the established procedure. Logically, this demands a mutual trust on the basis of which the cooperation can be established. The nature of this relationship is, furthermore, dynamic inasmuch as it develops over a period of time and generates new conditions which either enhance or destroy trust.This article reviews the general issues of (...)
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    Credit Accessibility and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions: The Case of Microfinance.Francesc Prior & Antonio Argandoña - 2009 - Business Ethics: A European Review 18 (4):349-363.
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    The New Economy: Ethical Issues. [REVIEW]Antonio Argandoña - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 44 (1):3 - 22.
    The new economy is a technological revolution involving the information and communication technologies and which affects almost all aspects of the economy, business, and our personal lives. The problems it raises for businesses are not radically new, and even less so from an ethical viewpoint. However, they deserve particular attention, especially now, in the first years of the 21st century, when we are feeling the full impact of the changes brought about by this technological revolution. In this article, I will (...)
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    Corporate Social Responsibility in the First Years of Caja de Pensiones Para la Vejez y de Ahorros.Antonio Argandoña, Carlos M. Moreno & Joan M. Solà - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 89 (S3):333 - 346.
    When Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros, "la Caixa," was created in 1905, it was not only the transient response to a serious social, political, and economical problem, but also provided a permanent solution by creating a long-lasting social welfare institution. In addition, its founder understood the responsibility of social welfare institutions not as an isolated responsibility for each institution, but as part of a harmonious whole that is a real moral entity with a socio-economic character, with (...)
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    Introduction.Domènec Melé & Antonio Argandoña - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 44 (1):1 - 2.
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    Ethics in Finance and Public Policy: The Ibercorp Case. [REVIEW]Antonio Argandoña - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 22 (3):219 - 231.
    The "Ibercorp affair" was front-page news in Spain at various times between 1992 and 1995. In itself, there was nothing particularly new about it: a newly formed financial group engaged in legally and ethically reprehensible behaviour that eventually came to light in the media, ruining the company (and the careers of those involved). What aroused public interest at the time was the fact that it involved individuals connected with Spanish public and political life, the media and certain business circles. Above (...)
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    Business Ethics in Modern Spain.Antonio Argandoña - 1996 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 5 (1):19–26.
    The leading academic in Spanish Business Ethics offers a brief history of his subject in Spain and reflects on the evolution taking place in the 1990s. Professor Argandoña is Secretary General of IESE in Barcelona, the International Graduate School of Management of the University of Navarra, Av. Pearson 21, 08034 Barcelona, Spain. He is also a member and Honorary Treasurer of the European Business Ethics Network and an Associate Editor of this Review.
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    Around Europe: A Spanish Colloquium on Ethical Business.Antonio Argandoña - 1993 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 2 (3):160–163.
    Markets, Efficiency, Competition and Corruption were the topics discussed at the Second Colloquium on Economics and Business Ethics held last October in IESE , Barcelona. This report is from the Professor of Economics, who is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Business Ethics Network.
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    Capital and Ideology, by Thomas Piketty, Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020. 1104 Pp. [REVIEW]Antonio Argandoña - 2021 - Business Ethics Quarterly 31 (1):162-167.
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    Code oF ethIcs FoR PoLItIcIaNs.Antonio Argandoña, Norbert Bilbeny, Victòria Camps, Miquel Calsina, Àngel Castiñeira, Cristian Palazzi, Ferran Requejo, Raimon Ribera, Begoña Román & Ferran Sàez - 2012 - Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics 3 (3):9.
    Antonio Argandoña, Norbert Bilbeny, Victòria Camps, Miquel Calsina, Àngel Castiñeira, Cristian Palazzi, Ferran Requejo, Raimon Ribera, Begoña Román, Ferran Sàez, Miquel Seguró, Francesc Torralba, Josep Maria Vallès, Rosamund Thomas Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics 2012 3(3):9-16.
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    Ethical Aspects of an Urban Catastrophe.Antonio Argandoña - 1995 - Journal of Business Ethics 14 (7):511 - 530.
    As a consequence of the collapse of a building in Barcelona, in December 1990, it was discovered that a large number of dwellings, mainly in Barcelona but also in other towns of Catalonia, were affected by a structural defect known as aluminosis, consisting of a deterioration of the reinforced concrete manufactured using aluminous cement, which considerably reduced its strength and that of the steel embedded in the concrete. This brought to light a series of economic, social, political and also moral (...)
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    Economics for the Common Good, by Jean Tirole, Translated by Steven Rendall. Princeton, NJ, and Woodstock, United Kingdom: Princeton University Press, 2017. 576 Pp. ISBN: 978-0691175164. [REVIEW]Antonio Argandoña - 2018 - Business Ethics Quarterly 28 (4):493-496.
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    Management and Acting 'Beyond the Call of Duty'.Antonio Argandoña - 2001 - Business Ethics: A European Review 10 (4):320-330.
  32. Why Is a Catholic Manager Different?Antonio Argandoña - 2015 - In Martin Schlag & Domènec Melé (eds.), Humanism in Economics and Business. Springer Verlag.
     
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    International Reflections on Individual Autonomy and Corporate EffectivenessPeople in Corporations: Ethical Responsibilities and Corporate Effectiveness.Jennifer Mills Moore, Georges Enderle, Brenda Almond & Antonio Argandona - 1993 - Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (2):197.