The Corporation

  • Norman Barry


In its economic manifestation at least, the concept of the corporation leads a shadowy existence and has to some writers a morally ambiguous biography. It is treated as an object of opprobrium by those opposed to a free economy who can exploit and have exploited a superficial tension between its existence and the moral premises on which that system is conventionally founded, and it is looked on with some scepticism even by some who are predisposed to defend capitalism.


Business Ethic Limited Liability Corporate Culture Moral Duty Civil Action 
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