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    The Ethics Narrative and the Role of the Business School in Moral Development.Robert A. Miller - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 90 (S3):287 - 293.
    Media stories of ethical lapses in business are relentless. The general public vacillates between revulsion, impatience, cynicism, and apathy. The role of the Business School in Moral Development is debated by scholars, accrediting agencies, and Schools of Businesses. It is a question to which there is no easy answer and one with which Business Schools continue to grapple. This article places the concept of "moral imagination," theories of moral development, and ethics in a behavioral context. It then discusses a staple (...)
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    Lifesizing in an Era of Downsizing: An Ethical Quandary. [REVIEW]Robert A. Miller - 1998 - Journal of Business Ethics 17 (15):1693-1700.
    Corporate executives, at the behest of Wall Street, have embraced the heresy of upsizing short-term shareholder profits by downsizing the long-term work force. This restructuring of corporate America, which views the corporation as an investment organization rather than a social organization, has created an ethical quandary by removing from the equation a sense of larger-purpose. This paper proposes a new paradigm, LIFESIZING, to address the issues raised by this ethical quandary. The paper will explore the effect the creation of fictitious (...)
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    The Frankenstein Syndrome: The Creation of Mega-Media Conglomerates and Ethical Modeling in Journalism. [REVIEW]Robert A. Miller - 2002 - Journal of Business Ethics 36 (1-2):105 - 110.
    Aristotle saw ethics as a habit that is modeled and developed though practice. Shelly's Victor Frankenstein, though well intentioned in his goals, failed to model ethical behavior for his creation, abandoning it to its own recourse. Today we live in an era of unfettered mergers and acquisitions where once separate and independent media increasingly are concentrated under the control and leadership of the fictitious but legal personhood of a few conglomerated corporations. This paper will explore the impact of mega-media mergers (...)
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    The Four Horsemen of Downsizing and the Tower of Babel.Robert A. Miller - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 29 (1-2):147 - 151.
    The twentieth century has marked transitions in the developed world from an agricultural to an industrial to an information-based society. As the primary work force has evolved from farmers to laborers to knowledge workers, the bases of wealth, power and social interaction have moved from land to mass production to e-commerce. Critical writings from Drucker''s The Age of Social Transformation to Fukuyama''s The Great Disruption, have discussed these transitions and their impact on values. This paper places the issue of downsizing (...)
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    Lifesizing Entrepreneurship: Lonergan, Bias and The Role of Business in Society.Robert A. Miller - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 58 (1-3):219-225.
    . In an era of downsizing and disposable ethics, there is a need to redefine the role of business in society. Central to such a discussion is the frame of reference of the entrepreneur. A traditional business model defines entrepreneurship based on endowing resources with new wealth producing capabilities. This paper defines entrepreneurship as a calling to endow resources with new value. In support of the impact such a distinction would have on repositioning the role of business in society, the (...)
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