Business Ethics in the Social Context

Law, Profits, and the Evolving Moral Practice of Business

  • Lisa Newton

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

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About this book


The book tracks the rise of Business Ethics as a discipline in the United States through a review of the basic understandings of the role of business practices in the operations of society, beginning with Aristotle and proceeding to a review of the formative concepts and cases in the history of American business.​


Adam Smith Adam Smith and Business fundamentals American corporations Benjamin Franklin Business Ethics In The Social Context Business Theory Can Business Be A Moral Enterprise Corporations in The United States Customers, Community, and the World Employee Rights and Responsibilities Health Hazards History of Applied Ethics Internal Constituencies of Business Introduction to Business Ethics Moral Practice of Business Profits, and the Evolving Practice of Business Ethics advances in fairness in hiring banking and retail trade business and its practitioners collapse of Wall Street (and Main Street) employee dignity employee integrity financial industries crisis harassment and stereotyping moral codes and standards moral status of business practice quality of product and service stewardship of the natural environment

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  • Lisa Newton
    • 1
  1. 1.ShelburneUSA

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