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Corruption and Bribery

Manuel Velasquez

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195307955
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195307955.003.0017

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Corruption and Bribery

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This article describes the ethical issues that arise when business engages in bribery and corrupt activities. It shows that while corruption and bribery in most developed and developing nations are unethical, there are specific and identifiable cultural contexts within which they may be morally indifferent acts. It explains that even where corruption and bribery are unethical, there are circumstances that can render them morally acceptable and that even where corruption and bribery are morally indifferent acts, there are circumstances that can render particular instances of such acts morally wrong.

Keywords: bribery; corruption; business; indifferent acts; morally acceptable

Article.  14846 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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