A moral basis for corporate philanthropy
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- Shaw, B. & Post, F.R. J Bus Ethics (1993) 12: 745. doi:10.1007/BF00881305
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The authors argue that corporate philanthropy is far too important as a social instrument for good to depend on ethical egoism for its support. They claim that rule utilitarianism provides a more compelling, though not exclusive, moral foundation. The authors cite empirical and legal evidence as additional support for their claim.