Business ethics; is this an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp or army intelligence? Davis, M., 2003, Whistleblowing”, in H. LaFollette (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 539-563. Donaldson, T. & T.W. Dunfee, 1999, Ties that Bind: A Social Contracts Method to Enterprise Ethics, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press.
One entity (e.g., an individual, a corporation) does enterprise” with another when it exchanges a good or service for beneficial consideration. —, 1996, Values in Stress: Ethics Away from House”, Harvard Enterprise Overview, 74(5): forty eight-sixty two. Enterprise activity raises a host of interesting philosophical points: of company, reality, manipulation, exploitation, justice, and more.
Many equate ethics” with conscience or a simplistic sense of right” and unsuitable.” Others would say that ethics is an internal code that governs a person’s conduct, ingrained into every person by household, religion, tradition, group, legal guidelines, and private mores.
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