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    Sweatshops: Economic Analysis and Exploitation as Unfairness.Gordon G. Sollars & Fred Englander - 2018 - Journal of Business Ethics 149 (1):15-29.
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    The Corporation as Actual Agreement.Gordon G. Sollars - 2002 - Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (3):351-370.
    Abstract: In contrast to “social contract” theories of the corporation, a moral justification of the corporation as actual, not hypothetical, agreement is presented. Central to the justification is the idea of personal projects, as developed by Loren Lomasky. The key idea is the role that corporations can play in the construction and advancement of personal, value-creating projects. The concept of the corporation as actual agreement, as a type of “right of association” theory, is defended against influential criticism of such theories (...)
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    Sweatshops: Kant and Consequences.Gordon G. Sollars & Fred Englander - 2007 - Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (1):115-133.
    Arnold and Bowie attempt to derive ethical constraints on the actions of the managers of multinational enterprises , orthe MNEs themselves, from a Kantian perspective. We contest Arnold and Bowie’s claims regarding MNE duties, in particular that MNEs have a duty to pay a subsistence wage above market levels. We conclude that even within Arnold and Bowie’s Kantian framework such a duty does not properly emerge. In addition, we argue that the account of coercion used by Arnold and Bowie does (...)
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    Fiduciary Duty, Risk, and Shareholder Desert.Gordon G. Sollars & Sorin A. Tuluca - forthcoming - Business Ethics Quarterly:1-16.
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    An Appraisal of Shareholder Proportional Liability.Gordon G. Sollars - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 32 (4):329-345.
    Shareholders of corporations have their liability for actions of the corporation limited by law. Unlike the equity holder in a partnership or proprietorship, the assets that a shareholder has distinct from her holdings in the enterprise can not be taken to satisfy liabilities arising from actions of the enterprise itself. This paper argues that a reasonable principle of fairness argues for an alternative to limited liability, proportional liability. Proportional liability makes a shareholder liable for the same proportion of a corporation''s (...)
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    A Critique of Social Products Liability.Gordon G. Sollars - 2003 - Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (3):381-390.
    It has been suggested that a new form of moral responsibility, labeled “social products liability,” is relevant to business ethics.In particular, this kind of responsibility might justify recent legal claims against firearm manufacturers. This paper argues that, as ithas been presented, social products liability must rest upon utilitarian considerations or on a deeper, more complete theory of moralresponsibility. In the first case, a new form of responsibility seems unnecessary, since liability could be directly apportioned on utilitariangrounds. In the second case, (...)
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    Sagoff’s Environmentalism: An Economic and Ethical Critique.Gordon G. Sollars & R. Edward Freeman - 2000 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2:101-114.
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    Discussion: Hampton on Free Riding.Gordon G. Sollars - 2003 - Economics and Philosophy 19 (2):311-320.
    Jean Hampton has argued that an important case of the free-rider problem has the structure of a battle-of-the-sexes game, rather than the Prisoner's Dilemma, as is often assumed. This case occurs when the collective good to be produced is a ‘step’ or ‘lumpy’ good, one that is produced in a single production step. Battle of the Sexes is a coordination game, with stronger equilibria than games such as the Prisoner's Dilemma or Chicken. Hampton argues that, because of this difference, there (...)
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  9. Sagoff’s Environmentalism: An Economic and Ethical Critique.Gordon G. Sollars & R. Edward Freeman - 2000 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2:101-114.
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