Business Ethics as a Science

Methodology and Implications

  • Maxim Storchevoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


The book considers how to make the methodology of business ethics more scientific, especially its normative branch. Storchevoy explores the attempts of economic theory to contribute to the scientific normative analysis of economic behavior, particularly the welfare economics of 1910-1950 and methodological discussions of economics and ethics from 1980-2015. He then examines the development of the methodological structure of business ethics in general since the 1980s and the scientific validity of normative business ethics, including stakeholder theory, the separation thesis, integral social contract theory, corporate social responsibility, virtue ethics and other frameworks. He concludes by suggesting an additional step to make business ethics a more systematic discipline by developing a typology of moral issues and dilemmas. Business Ethics as a Science will be a thought-provoking resource for students and practitioners of business ethics and economists alike.


methodology terminology normative analysis morality applied ethics management virtue ethics stakeholder theory corporate social responsibility social contract separation thesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxim Storchevoy
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  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementSt. Petersburg UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68860-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68861-9
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