Business Ethics: Perspectives on the Practice of Theory

Hardcover | August 1, 1998

EditorChristopher Cowton, Roger Crisp

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Business ethics, as an academic discipline directed at influencing business itself, has now developed into a sophisticated interdisciplinary enquiry, with its own journals, societies, and specialist practitioners. The contributors reflect on the state of, and prospects for, the field ofbusiness ethics. While the scope of each chapter is intentionally broad, the particular perspectives adopted, themes addressed, by the various authors display considerable variety. The order of the chapters reflects a movement from the armchair to the field, with insights from a number ofperspectives including philosophy, anthropology, management, history, social science methodology, and education. Each contributor is a recognised expert in their own particular area. The book is essential reading for all interested in researching the development of business ethics. It will also be of benefit to students and business people interested in the development of business ethics as a field of study.

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Business ethics, as an academic discipline directed at influencing business itself, has now developed into a sophisticated interdisciplinary enquiry, with its own journals, societies, and specialist practitioners. The contributors reflect on the state of, and prospects for, the field ofbusiness ethics. While the scope of each chapter i...

Christopher Cowton is at Huddersfield University Business School. Roger Crisp is at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198290314

ISBN - 13:9780198290315

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Table of Contents

1. Christopher Cowton and Roger Crisp: Introduction: Practising Theory2. Roger Crisp: A Defence of Philosophical Business Ethics3. Brad Hooker: Self-Interest, Ethics, and the Profit Motive4. R. M. Hare: One Philosopher's Approach to Business Ethics5. J. R. Lucas: The Responsibilities of a Business Manager6. Tom Sorell: Armchair Applied Philosophy and Business Ethics7. Christopher Cowton: Research in Real Worlds: The Empirical Contribution to Business Ethics8. Jane Garnett: Commercial Ethics: A Victorian Perspective on the Practice of Theory9. S. N. Woodward: The Potential for a Universal Business Ethics10. Richard Pring: Education and Business11. J. Thomas Whetstone: Teaching Ethics to Managers: Contemporary Problems and a Traditional Solution