The Individual in Business Ethics: An American Cultural Perspective

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byT. Kavaliauskas

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This book shows how business ethics grovels before corporations and how it is too weak to create a truly critical voice of American capitalist economy. The individual’s treatment in corporate life is revealed through the eyes of Protestant culture and its coercive work tradition where efficiency value usurps values of individual freedoms.

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This book shows how business ethics grovels before corporations and how it is too weak to create a truly critical voice of American capitalist economy. The individual’s treatment in corporate life is revealed through the eyes of Protestant culture and its coercive work tradition where efficiency value usurps values of individual freedo...

TOMAS KAVALIAUSKAS is a researcher and a lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. For the last five years has been teaching Business Ethics and Political Philosophy, throughout European universities has been attending conferences and workshops introducing his interdisciplinary approaches. The author is also an essayist on th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 24, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I :THE EVOLVEMENT OF BUSINESS ETHICS
History of Business Ethics
Cultural and Political Reasons for the Evolvement of Business Ethics
History of Ideas of Protestantism and Business Ethics
The Breakaway of Business Ethics from Classical Ethics
Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics and Business Ethics
Deontological Ethics and Business Ethics
Utilitarian Ethics and Business Ethics
Utilitarian Perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility
Utilitarian Perspective of Human Resource Management and Stakeholder Theory
Institutionalization of a Code of Ethics and the Politics of the Protestant Work Ethic
PART II: THE INDIVIDUAL'S MORAL VALUE IN BUSINESS ETHICS
Life Politics and Ideology
Life Politics from Anthony Giddens’ Perspective
Ideology from Louis Dumont’s Perspective
Corporate Life Politics and Ideology:
Corporate Life Politics and Ideology: a Case Study of Shell Group
An Ideological Application of Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics and Kant’s Ethics to Corporate Life
An Ideological Application of Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics to Corporate Life
An Ideological Application of Kant’s Ethics to Corporate Life
An Ideological Institutionalization of Protestant Work Ethic and the Individual’s Moral Value from a Sociological/Cultural Perspective
Anti-institutional Ethics of the Flower Children
Protestant American Mind-set and Moral Justification of Business Purpose: The Perspectives of Richard T. De George and Ronald F. Duska
The Connection between Consumption and Corporate Life Politics and Ideology
Global Business Citizenship as Life Politics and Ideology
Whistle Blowing as the Foundation of a Distinct Out-corporate Individual's Moral Value from the Perspective of Political Philosophy