Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 14, pp 1519-1528

First online:

Business Ethics in The Philippines

  • Alejo José G. SisonAffiliated withUniversity of Asia & the Pacific
  • , Antonette Palma- AngelesAffiliated withPhilosophy Department, Ateneo de Manila University

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The plurality of languages and ethnicities, the geographic fragmentation, the predominant Roman Catholic religion, together with the still relatively short experience in nationhood account for a very peculiar understanding of "business ethics" in the Philippines. The rapid growth and liberalization of the economy, coupled with the inequitable distribution of wealth, the destruction of the environment and corruption are the main ethical concerns. Businesspersons and the academe endeavor to find creative solutions for these unique challenges.