Ethics and Governance: Business as Mediating Institution / Edition 1

Ethics and Governance: Business as Mediating Institution / Edition 1

by Timothy L. Fort
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195137604

ISBN-13: 9780195137606

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book argues that ethical business behavior can be enhanced by taking fuller account of human nature, particularly with respect to the need for creating relatively small communities within the corporation. Timothy Fort discusses this premise in relation to the three predominant theories of business ethics—stakeholder, virtue, and contract. Drawing heavily

Overview

This book argues that ethical business behavior can be enhanced by taking fuller account of human nature, particularly with respect to the need for creating relatively small communities within the corporation. Timothy Fort discusses this premise in relation to the three predominant theories of business ethics—stakeholder, virtue, and contract. Drawing heavily from philosophy, he analyzes traditional business ethics and legal theory. Overall, his work provides a good example of how to integrate normative and empirical studies in business ethics, a task that often receives substantial discussion in academic journals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195137606
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Ruffin Series in Business Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Touchstones
PART I: BUSINESS AS MEDIATING INSTITUTION
2. Some Catholic Notions
3. Natural Law and Laws of Nature
4. Nature and Self-Interest
5. The Velvet Corporation
PART II: BUSINESS AS MEDIATING INSTITUTION AND OTHER LEADING BUSINESS ETHICS FRAMEWORKS
6. Stakeholder Theory
7. Social Contracting
8. Business as Community
PART III: THEOLOGY AND BUSINESS
9. Theological Naturalism
10. The Dark Side of Religion in the Workplace and Some Suggestions for Brightening It
11. Bright Dots, Dot Coms, and Camelot?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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