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    Corporate Moral Responsibility: When It Might Matter.Michael J. Phillips - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (3):555-576.
    The debate over corporate moral responsibility has become a fixture in business ethics research and teaching. Only rarely, however, does the sizable literature on that question consider whether the debate has important practical implications. This article examines that question from a corporate control perspective. After assuming corporate moral responsibility’s existence for purposes of argument, the article concludes that such responsibility makes a difference in cases where it is present but personal responsibility is absent. Then the article tries to identify the (...)
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    Corporate Moral Personhood and Three Conceptions of the Corporation.Michael J. Phillips - 1992 - Business Ethics Quarterly 2 (4):435-459.
    Despite some exceptions, the business ethics literature on the moral responsibility of corporations does not emphasize a subject critical to that inquiry: the general nature of corporations. This article attempts to lessen the imbalance by describing three conceptions of the corporation that have been prominent in twentieth century legal theorizing, and by sketching their implications for the moral responsibility of corporations. These three conceptions, at least two of which have counterparts in the philosophical and organizational theory literature, are the concession, (...)
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  3. The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising.Michael J. Phillips - 1994 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 13 (4):31-64.
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    Should We Let Employees Contract Away Their Rights Against Arbitrary Discharge?Michael J. Phillips - 1994 - Journal of Business Ethics 13 (4):233 - 242.
    This article argues that the moral right to be discharged only for good cause and like rights can be contracted away by employees in appropriate circumstances. It maintains that the rights in question are not inalienable, and that there is nothing irrational about an employee''s wishing to deal them away. It also maintains that inequalities in bargaining power between employers and employees are insufficiently pervasive to justify a flat ban on the alienation of these rights. For a waiver of such (...)
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  5. The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising.Michael J. Phillips - 2003 - In William H. Shaw (ed.), Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics. Oxford University Press.
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    Comparative Studies of Social Behavior in Callicebus and Saimiri: Social Looking in Male-Female Pairs.Michael J. Phillips & William A. Mason - 1976 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 7 (1):55-56.