Virtuous Life In Business

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In this book, eleven distinguished contributors examine such recent cases as the Exxon Valdez crisis, Johnson and Johnson's Tylenol decisions, and Procter and Gamble's Rely product recall to assess the contribution of narrative theology and theories of virtue on the current discussion of the ethics of business management. Co-published with the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business.

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The book is not only valuable, it is readable and...featur[es] three sterling chapters toward the end.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847677474
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C. is Associate Provost at the University of Notre Dame and Co-Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. John W. Houck is Professor of Management at the same university and Co-Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Business Stories as Sources of Virtue 1
1 The Ethics of Virtue: A Moral Theory for Business 9
2 Corporate Culture and the Corporate Cult 29
3 Narrative Theology and Business Ethics: Story-Based Management of Values 51
4 Religious Roots and Business Practices: Vignettes from Life 73
5 The Corporate Executive's Dharma: Insights from the Indian Epic Mahabharata 91
Pt. II Business Stories: Do They Make a Difference? 109
6 Exxon's Knee-Deep in the Big Muddy 113
7 Stories and Culture in Business Life 129
8 The Business of Storytelling and Storytelling in Business 139
9 The Moral Theology of Silas Lapham 163
Contributors 183
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