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  1. Tractable Morality.Gjalt de Graaf - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 60 (1):1-15.
    This article discusses five propositions about managerial moral tractability -- that is, a morality that is amenable to the complexity of managers’ continual pressure to decide and act -- in their customer relations. The propositions come from the comparison of three case studies of different types of managers. To analyze the morality of managers, discursive practices of managers are studied. At the end of the article also some consideration is given to “information strategies” of managers, in relation to their tractable (...)
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    The Autonomy of the Contracting Partners: An Argument for Heuristic Contractarian Business Ethics. [REVIEW]Gjalt de Graaf - 2006 - Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):347-361.
    Due to the domain characteristics of business ethics, a contractarian theory for business ethics will need to be essentially different from the contract model as it is applied to other domains. Much of the current criticism of contractarian business ethics (CBE) can be traced back to autonomy, one of its three boundary conditions. After explaining why autonomy is so important, this article considers the notion carefully vis à vis the contracting partners in the contractarian approaches in business ethics. Autonomy is (...)
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    Veterinarians' Discourses on Animals and Clients.Gjalt de Graaf - 2005 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (6):557-578.
    Veterinarians have obligations towards both the animals they treat and their clients, the owners of the animals. With both groups, veterinarians have complicated relations; many times the interests of both groups conflict. In this article, using Q-methodology as a method for discourse analysis, the following question is answered: How do Dutch practicing veterinarians conceptualize animals and their owners and their professional responsibility towards both? The main part of the article contains descriptions of four different discourses on animals and their owners (...)
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    Discourse Theory and Business Ethics. The Case of Bankers' Conceptualizations of Customers.Gjalt de Graaf - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 31 (4):299-319.
    Within discourse theory, language is seen as constitutive of reality. Furthermore, facts and values are viewed as inseparable. This has consequences for business ethics. In this paper the relationship between discourse theory and business ethics is discussed. Both the descriptive and prescriptive aspects of business ethics are taken into account. Furthermore, an example of an empirical study is presented. A discourse analysis is conducted to answer the questions of how bankers in Holland conceptualize and thus treat their customers and whether (...)
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    Discourse and Descriptive Business Ethics.Gjalt de Graaf - 2006 - Business Ethics 15 (3):246–258.
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    Discourse and Descriptive Business Ethics.Gjalt de Graaf - 2006 - Business Ethics: A European Review 15 (3):246-258.
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