Business Ethics: The State of the Art

Paperback | January 1, 1995

EditorR. Edward Freeman

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In a world in which daily reports of questionable business practices, from insider trading to environmental pollution, dominate the headlines, the need to understand the large issues of how business and ethics are, and ought to be, connected is of paramount concern. This unique collection of essays is the latest volume in the Ruffin Series in Business Ethics. The four lead essays--by Norman Bowie, Kenneth Goodpaster, Thomas Donaldson, and Ezra Bowen--are examples of some of the best thinking about the role of ethics in business. With a combination ofwisdom, humor, and insight, these essays examine such issues as the nature of scholarship and knowledge in business ethics, how ethics is a central factor in managerial leadership, the complexities of ethics in multinational and multicultural settings, and the problems of ethical literacy and moraldebate in a free society. Each lead essay develops several themes which are then explored by other prominent thinkers, including Robert Solomon, Richard DeGeorge, and Joanne Ciulla. The book offers the reader a clear and logical approach to an intensely debated and still evolving discipline. Business Ethics: The State of the Art will be an invaluable resource for students of business at all levels, as well as business thinkers, philosophers, and practicing managers.

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This singular collection of essays by the leading scholars in the field examines the emergence of business ethics an an important element of managerial practice and as an integral area of scholarship. Insightful, comprehensive and uniquely accessible, Business Ethics is essential reading for students of business and applied ethics, as ...

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In a world in which daily reports of questionable business practices, from insider trading to environmental pollution, dominate the headlines, the need to understand the large issues of how business and ethics are, and ought to be, connected is of paramount concern. This unique collection of essays is the latest volume in the Ruffin ...

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This singular collection of essays by the leading scholars in the field examines the emergence of business ethics an an important element of managerial practice and as an integral area of scholarship. Insightful, comprehensive and uniquely accessible, Business Ethics is essential reading for students of business and applied ethics, as ...

R. Edward Freeman is at University of Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ContributorsIntroduction I. Business Ethics as an Academic Discipline 1. Norman E. Bowie: Business Ethics as a Discipline: The Search for Legitimacy, 2. Richard T. DeGeorge: Will Success Spoil Business Ethics?, 3. William C. Frederick: Commentary on Business Ethics as a Discipline: The Search for Legitimacy, 4. Jennifer Moore: Autonomy and the Legitimacy of the Liberal Arts, 5. Lynn Sharp Paine: Ethics as Character Development: Reflections on the Objective of Ethics Education,II. CORPORATE LEADERSHIP 6. Kenneth E. Goodpaster: Ethical Imperatives and Corporate Leadership, 7. Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr.: Respect for Persons, Management Theory, and Business Ethics, 8. Robbin Derry: Institutionalizing Ethical Motivation: Reflections on Goodpaster's Agenda,III. MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY 9. Thomas J. Donaldson: Rights in the Global Market,10. Edwin M. Hartman: Donaldson on Rights and Corporate Obligations,IV. WIDER RESPONSIBILITIES: BUSINESS AND LITERACY11. Ezra F. Bowen: The Role of Business in Three Level of Literacy,12. Robert C. Solomon: Business Ethics, Literacy, and the Education of the Emotions,13. Joanne B. Ciulla: Business Ethics as Moral Imagination,Index

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This singular collection of essays by the leading scholars in the field examines the emergence of business ethics an an important element of managerial practice and as an integral area of scholarship. Insightful, comprehensive and uniquely accessible, Business Ethics is essential reading for students of business and applied ethics, as well as for practicing managers.

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"Will be an invaluable resource for both academics and practicing managers."--Choice