The Methods of Business Ethics

Ronald M. Green and Aine Donovan

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195307955
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Methods of Business Ethics

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This article examines how the mission of business ethics has fostered several methodological approaches, which were chiefly drawn from philosophical analysis and descriptive methodologies. It discusses the focus on individual managerial decision making and the tension between methods within business ethics education. It evaluates the work of leading business ethics scholars and suggests that this field is both limited and intellectually ambitious.

Keywords: business ethics; methodological approaches; philosophical analysis; managerial decision making; education

Article.  12304 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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