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Two Approaches to Business Ethics


Following an historical survey of ethical perspectives, the author focuses on an emerging "market ethics" dictating economic, cultural and legal principles and practices. He is especially concerned with the subsequent loss of human and social capital, and suggests the need for reviving those vital ethical considerations, especially during this time of transition for The Czech Republic and other Eastern European nations.

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Jirásek, J.A. Two Approaches to Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 47, 343–347 (2003).

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  • Economic Growth
  • Social Capital
  • Czech Republic
  • Business Ethic
  • Ethical Consideration