How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business

December 23, 2011|
How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business by Jaana Woiceshyn
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A basic dilemma confronting today''s manager is how to be both profitable and moral. Making profits through immoral means-such as deceiving investors or customers-is unsustainable. Likewise, remaining moral while losing money will cause a business to fail. According to conventional morality, either a business manager maximizes profits and necessarily compromises on ethics, or necessarily sacrifices profits in order to be moral. Woiceshyn explains why this is a false dichotomy and offers rational egoism as an alternative moral code to businesspeople who want to maximize profits ethically. Through logical argument and various examples, this book shows how to apply principles such as rationality, productiveness, honesty, justice, and pride for long-term self-interest.
Jaana Woiceshyn holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught business ethics for over twenty years to undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA students and to various corporate audiences at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, and elsewhere. This is her fir...
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Title:How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:152 pages, 9.39 X 6.37 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:152 pages, 9.39 X 6.37 X 0.67 in
Published:December 23, 2011
Publisher:Hamilton Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780761856993

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