Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 285–286

Make Money, Not War: A Brief Critique of Sun Tzu's The Art of War

  • Blaine McCormick


Sun Tzu's text of The Art of War remains a bestsellingand oft-referenced practioner's book. However, its generalizabilityto the current business environment is questionable. This reviewexamines two central tenets of the book – warfare anddeception – and critiques their relevance in lightof current business practice.

cooperation deception Sun Tzu war 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Blaine McCormick
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  1. 1.Hankamer School of Business, Department of ManagementBaylor UniversityWacoU.S.A.

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