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Ethics and Excellence: Cooperation and Integrity in Business / Edition 1

Ethics and Excellence: Cooperation and Integrity in Business / Edition 1

by Robert C. Solomon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900195087115
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/07/1993
Series: Ruffin Series in Business Ethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Can Ethics be Taught?
I. Business Myths and Metaphors: Vices Parading as Virtues
1. Macho Myths and Metaphors: Jungles, Battles, Games
2. Abstract Greed
3. The Myth of the Profit Motive
4. Game Theory as a Model for Business and Business Ethics
5. The End of Cowboy Capitalism
6. Atomic Myths and Metaphors: Individualism and "the Entrepreneur"
7. Beyond Selfishness: Adam Smith and Limits of the Market
8. Beyond Cost/Benefit Analysis: Utilitarinism Refined
II. An Aristotelian Approach to Business: Framework and Theory
9. Business Ethics: "The Third Wave" and the Problem of Theory
10. The Aristotelian Approach to Business Ethics
11. Business as an Unbounded Practice
12. Aristotelian Metaphors: Corporate Cultures and The Professional Manager
13. Business as a Profession: People imn Business as Professionals
14. The Six Parameters of Aristotelian Ethics
The Corporation as Community
In Search of Excellence
The Individual in the Organization
The Meaning of Integrity
Decision-making and Good Judgment
Holism: Beyond Stakeholder Analysis
III. The Heart of the Corporation: Business Virtues and Vices
The Nature of the Virtues
Aristotelian Virtues, Warrior, Moral and Business Virtues
The Basic Business Virtues: Honesty, Dependability, Trust and Fairness
The Virtues of the Corporate Self: Friendliness, Honor, Loyalty, Shame
Competition, Caring and Compassion
Justice: The Ultimate Virtue of Corporate Life
Resentment: Corporate Poison
The Charasmatic Virtues: Saints, Heroes, Clowns and Rogues (Nietzschian Management)
Theories in Practice: Ethics Styles
Moral Mazes and the Problem of Integrity
Epilogue: Philosophers in the Corporation: Apologists or Subversives?

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