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    Networks of Giving and Receiving in an Organizational Context: Dependent Rational Animals and MacIntyrean Business Ethics.Caleb Bernacchio - 2018 - Business Ethics Quarterly 28 (4):377-400.
    ABSTRACT:Alasdair MacIntyre’sAfter Virtuehas made a significant impact within business ethics. This impact has centered upon applications of the virtues-goods-practices-institutions schema. In this article, I develop an extension of the practices-institutions schema, drawing upon MacIntyre’s later text,Dependent Rational Animals. Two key concepts drawn from this text are “networks of giving and receiving” and “the virtues of acknowledged dependence.” Networks of giving and receiving are non-calculative relationships that enable participants to cope with vulnerability. These relationships are sustained by the virtues of acknowledged (...)
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    The virtue of participatory governance: a MacIntyrean alternative to shareholder maximization.Caleb Bernacchio & Robert Couch - 2015 - Business Ethics: A European Review 24 (S2):130-143.
    We draw on Alasdair MacIntyre's virtues, practices, and institutions schema to argue that employee participation in governance practices can play an important role in developing virtue. Whereas MacIntyre's schema has been most widely employed to understand how productive practices can cultivate virtue, we focus instead on the way that meaningful deliberation about the common good can provide experiences requiring employees to exercise the virtues. We then apply this theoretical framework to an analysis of the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation. Our analysis emphasizes (...)
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    Pope Francis on Conscience, Gradualness, and Discernment: Adapting Amoris Laetitia for Business Ethics.Caleb Bernacchio - 2019 - Business Ethics Quarterly 29 (4):437-460.
    ABSTRACT:Experience often manifests a gap between moral principles that are both rationally defensible and widely accepted, and the actual practice of business. In this article, I adapt Pope Francis’s discussion of conscience, gradualness, and discernment, inAmoris Laetitia, for the philosophical context of business ethics in order to better conceptualize and to identify means of narrowing the gap between objective moral principles and business practice. Specifically, right conscience allows for a better understanding of the scope and boundary conditions of moral principles, (...)
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    Virtue Beyond Contract: A MacIntyrean Approach to Employee Rights.Caleb Bernacchio - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 171 (2):227-240.
    Rights claims are ubiquitous in modernity. Often expressed when relatively weaker agents assert claims against more powerful actors, especially against states and corporations, the prominence of rights claims in organizational contexts creates a challenge for virtue-based approaches to business ethics, especially perspectives employing MacIntyre’s practices–institutions schema since MacIntyre has long been a vocal critic of the notion of human rights. In this article, I argue that employee rights can be understood at a basic level as rights conferred by the rules (...)
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    The Virtues of Equality and Dissensus: MacIntyre in a Dialogue with Rancière and Mouffe.Robert Couch & Caleb Bernacchio - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 164 (4):633-642.
    Research in business ethics has largely ignored questions of equality and dissensus, raised by theorists of radical democracy. Alasdair MacIntyre, whose work has been very influential in business ethics, has developed a novel approach to virtue ethics rooted in both Aristotelian practical philosophy and a Marxian appreciation of radical democracy. In this paper, we bring MacIntyre into conversation with Jacques Rancière and Chantal Mouffe and argue the following: first, MacIntyre’s work has significant similarities with Rancière and Mouffe, thus suggesting that (...)
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    The Virtues of Equality and Dissensus: MacIntyre in a Dialogue with Rancière and Mouffe.Robert Couch & Caleb Bernacchio - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 164 (4):633-642.
    Research in business ethics has largely ignored questions of equality and dissensus, raised by theorists of radical democracy. Alasdair MacIntyre, whose work has been very influential in business ethics, has developed a novel approach to virtue ethics rooted in both Aristotelian practical philosophy and a Marxian appreciation of radical democracy. In this paper, we bring MacIntyre into conversation with Jacques Rancière and Chantal Mouffe and argue the following: first, MacIntyre’s work has significant similarities with Rancière and Mouffe, thus suggesting that (...)
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    Freedom, Markets and Moral Motivation: Towards a More Adequate Account of the Implicit Morality of the Market.Caleb Bernacchio - 2024 - Journal of Human Values 30 (1):59-74.
    The market failures approach is amongst the most influential theories of business ethics. Its interest within the field is, in large part, a result of its rejection of moralism and any sort of applied ethics approach, favouring, in contrast, a focus on the institutionally embodied goal of economic activity, which it takes to be that of Pareto efficiency. From this articulation of the goal, or purpose, of markets, a set of efficiency imperatives are derived that are taken to comprise the (...)
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    Rival Versions of Corporate Governance as Rival Theories of Agency.Caleb Bernacchio - 2015 - Philosophy of Management 14 (1):67-76.
    Trends in corporate governance to minimize employee participation and to promote shareholder rights, in both the EU and US contexts, evidence the practical efficacy of the separation thesis and the dominance of models of corporate governance founded upon decision theory. Giving expression to a vision of human agency in terms of instrumental rationality, such models of corporate governance, presuppose clearly defined objectives. Drawing on the work of Talbot Brewer, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Robert Brandom, this paper offers an alternative practice-based model (...)
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    The virtues of COVID‐19 pandemic: How working from home can make us the best (or the worst) version of ourselves.Marta Rocchi & Caleb Bernacchio - 2022 - Business and Society Review 127 (3):685-700.
    The combined effect of technological innovations in the workplace and the lockdowns imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly increased the prominence of remote working, with an undeniable impact on both business and society. In light of this organizational and sociological change, this article analyzes how this renewed work environment can be the place where workers can develop several relevant virtues, specifically moderation, integrity, and mercy. This new environment may also present the opportunity to develop a number of opposing vices, (...)
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    Hegelian Reflections on Agency, Alienation, and Work: Toward an Expressivist Theory of the Firm.Caleb Bernacchio - 2022 - Philosophy of Management 21 (4):523-544.
    Hegel’s practical philosophy has important insights for understanding the ethical role of the firm in modern society. From a broadly Hegelian perspective, the firm’s role in society is to facilitate freedom, that is, the concrete realization of rational agency. It does this by providing the institutional structures, norms, practices, and modes of discourse necessary for individuals to link their subjective aims with objectively valid societal aims, embodied in the firm’s purpose. Accordingly, I first present a Hegelian account of the link (...)
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    Toward a Constructive Critique of Managerial Agency: MacIntyre’s Contribution to Strategy as Practice.Caleb Bernacchio - 2023 - Philosophy of Management 22 (4):539-561.
    MacIntyre’s distinctive version of practice theory has already influenced strategy as practice research but his approach has further relevance to the field. The MacIntyrean approach further focuses attention on joint production as an organization-wide practice that potentially encompasses and integrates sub-organizational practices. It also highlights the way that ordinary organization members engage in modes of praxis in order to integrate productive practices in the service of morally salient, organizational goals, facilitating collaboration and long-term value creation, illustrating how participation in joint (...)
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    Agency, Desire, and Changing Organizational Routines.Caleb Bernacchio - 2018 - Philosophy of Management 17 (3):279-301.
    Feldman (Organization Science 11(6): 611–629, 2000) describes the striving mechanism as a mode of routine change driven by successful organizational routines. Striving describes a process by which organization members gain a better understanding of the ideals undergirding their actions. In turn, this insight drives changes within routines. In this paper, I argue that the rational actor model, especially as articulated in Donald Davidson’s (1963) theory of action, is unable to account for the striving mechanism of endogenous routine change identified by (...)
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  13. MacIntyre on Practical Reasoning.Caleb Bernacchio - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):481-494.
    Patrick Byrne argues that MacIntyre’s account of practical reasoning is inadequate because it is based upon a notion of flourishing that places too much emphasis on impersonal facts, likewise because it is excessively focused on means without considering the role of desire for ends, and because it is does not account for the role of feelings in explaining how knowledge of ends is attained. In this essay, I argue that MacIntyre’s account provides adequate responses to each of these concerns. But (...)
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    Self-Authorship through Mutual Benefit: Toward a Liberal Theory of the Virtues in Business.Caleb Bernacchio - forthcoming - Business Ethics Quarterly:1-30.
    This article develops a liberal theory of the virtues in business. I first articulate two key liberal values embodied within market society: self-authorship and mutual benefit. Self-authorship is a mode of autonomy given expression through the effective exercise of economic liberties. Mutual benefit involves the intentional pursuit of the well-being of one’s transaction partners within economic exchange. These values are uniquely realized, I argue, within business, conceptualized as a distinct, firm-level, social practice. More specifically, individuals realize self-authorship by purposively integrating (...)
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    Alasdair MacIntyre: An Intellectual Biography by Émile Perreau-Saussine.Caleb Bernacchio - 2023 - Review of Metaphysics 76 (3):557-559.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Alasdair MacIntyre: An Intellectual Biography by Émile Perreau-SaussineCaleb BernacchioPERREAU-SAUSSINE, Émile. Alasdair MacIntyre: An Intellectual Biography. Translated by Nathan Pinkoski. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2022. xvii + 216 pp. Cloth, $40.00This book is the much anticipated translation of the author's doctoral dissertation completed under the direction of Pierre Manent and Charles Taylor in 2000. Manent also contributes a foreword to this edition. Alasdair MacIntyre: An (...)
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    Business and the Ethics of Recognition.Caleb Bernacchio - 2022 - Journal of Business Ethics 185 (1):1-16.
    Recognition is a fundamental good that corporations ought to give to employees, a good that is essential to their well-being, and thus, recognition should be among the central notions in our understanding of organizations and in any theory of business ethics. Drawing upon the work of Philip Pettit and Robert Brandom as well as themes from instrumental stakeholder theory, I develop a complex notion of recognition involving both status recognition and capacity recognition and argue that this account meets three fundamental (...)
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    Alasdair MacIntyre as an Aristotelian Economic Sociologist: Reading After Virtue with Dependent Rational Animals.Caleb Bernacchio - 2019 - Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 14 (1):21-35.
    Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory presents a complex argument that spans numerous academic disciplines and combines empirical and theoretical analyses. Its radical conclusion has inspired activists and social critics from all sides of the ideological spectrum. Critics and commentators have questioned MacIntyre’s critique of modern moral philosophy and the plausibility of the concluding prescription, concerning the need to create new forms of community. But it has less often been asked in what sense the book presents a (...)
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    MacIntyrean Approach to Employee Rights.Caleb Bernacchio - 2021 - In Deborah C. Poff & Alex C. Michalos (eds.), Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer Verlag. pp. 1286-1289.
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    MacIntyre on Practical Reasoning in advance.Caleb Bernacchio - forthcoming - International Philosophical Quarterly.
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  20. Alasdair MacIntyre, Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity. [REVIEW]Caleb Bernacchio - 2018 - Acta Philosophica 27 (1).
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    Review of Strategies for Distributed and Collective Action: Connecting the Dots by Martin Kornberger, Oxford University Press, 2022, 240 pp., ISBN: 978-0198864301. [REVIEW]Caleb Bernacchio - 2023 - Philosophy of Management 22 (1):1-5.
    This is a review of Martin Kornberger’s Strategies for Distributed and Collective Action: Connecting the Dots. This book offers a comprehensive account of novel modes of organizing that are both distributed and collective. I briefly summarize each chapter and offers some critical comments.
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    Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society, by James R. Otteson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 250 pp. [REVIEW]Caleb Bernacchio - 2019 - Business Ethics Quarterly 29 (3):413-416.
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    Review of Review Reclaiming the System: Moral Responsibility, Divided Labour, and the Role of Organizations in Society by Lisa Herzog. [REVIEW]Caleb Bernacchio - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 161 (3):707-710.
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    Review of Review Reclaiming the System: Moral Responsibility, Divided Labour, and the Role of Organizations in Society by Lisa Herzog: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018, 326 pp. [REVIEW]Caleb Bernacchio - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 161 (3):707-710.
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    Thomas Aquinas and the Civil Economy Tradition: The Mediterranean Spirit of Capitalism, by Paolo Santori. New York: Routledge, 2022. 149 pp. [REVIEW]Caleb Bernacchio - 2022 - Business Ethics Quarterly 32 (3):502-505.