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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.
    The economic and moral defense of sweatshops given by Powell and Zwolinski has been criticized in two recent papers. Coakley and Kates focus on putative weaknesses in the logic of Powell’s and Zwolinski’s argument. Preiss :55–82, 2014) argues that, even granting the validity of their economic argument, Powell’s and Zwolinski’s defense is without force when viewed from a Kantian republican viewpoint. We are concerned that sweatshop critics have misinterpreted the economic literature and overstated the conclusions that follow from their ethical (...)
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    Fiduciary Duty, Risk, and Shareholder Desert.Gordon G. Sollars & Sorin A. Tuluca - 2018 - Business Ethics Quarterly 28 (2):203-218.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality by F.C. Simon.Gordon G. Sollars - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 161 (1):231-234.
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    Shareholder Desert Works with a Risk-Return Model.Gordon G. Sollars & Sorin A. Tuluca - 2020 - Business Ethics Journal Review 8 (2):8-12.
    Kenneth Silver criticizes our use of the Capital Asset Pricing Model to determine the return on investment that is deserved by shareholders, and suggests shareholder primacy follows from the principal/agent model, rather than a concern for risk. We argue that Silver has misunderstood CAPM and our use of it, and that, under current law, more is required from articles of incorporation or corporate bylaws for the principal/agent model to apply to corporations.
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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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    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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