Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp 745–751

A moral basis for corporate philanthropy

  • Bill Shaw
  • Frederick R. Post

DOI: 10.1007/BF00881305

Cite this article as:
Shaw, B. & Post, F.R. J Bus Ethics (1993) 12: 745. doi:10.1007/BF00881305


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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

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  • Bill Shaw
  • Frederick R. Post

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