© 1996

Ethics in Business and Society

Chinese and Western Perspectives

  • Gerhold K. Becker

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Ethics Between East and West: The Example of Hong Kong

  3. Ethical Issues in Business and Administration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gael M. Mcdonald, Raymond A. Zepp, Pak Cho-Kan
      Pages 42-60
    3. Frances K. Y. Wong, Rance P. L. Lee
      Pages 61-79
  4. Ethical Issues in Society

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 232-232

About this book


faces the urgent problem of determining what political and social conditions must be preserved in order to ensure a continu. ing thriving economy. "2 And the ethicist, we may add, can draw on all of those problems and quite a few more characteristic of situations when traditional communities struggle with the impact of sudden and unprecedented wealth as well as with a technological transformation of their society of singular proportions. Hong Kong is truly a society in transition, a society whose time is running short and which therefore cannot afford to wait long before it has to make decisive choices, choices also in ethics. The time factor which is so infamous in various ethical dilemmas applies here to the society as a whole; it may also account for some of its not just morally significant shortcomings. II. Ethics in a Cross-cultural Perspective The authors of this volume are scholars and researchers based in Hong 3 Kong who have been living and working in the territory for many years. They are not only representative of the increased research interest in ethical issues across the academic spectrum of Hong Kong universities, but also of the inter­ disciplinary approach which has become the hallmark of work in applied eth­ ics. As is well documented, ethics research, at long last, has left behind its disciplinary confines and, even more so, the philosophical ivory tower and begun to permeate the full scope of the academic and scientific agenda.


Angewandte Ethik Applied Ethics Business Studies/Ethics Comparative Philosophy Ethik Gesundheitswesen business ethics economic growth ethics foundation health care morality production public policy welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhold K. Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityCentre for Applied EthicsKowloon TongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ethics in Business and Society
  • Book Subtitle Chinese and Western Perspectives
  • Editors Gerhold K. Becker
  • Series Title Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-60773-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64845-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-61442-2
  • Series ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-2723
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business and Management, general
    Economics, general
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