Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Aristotle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kevin Morrell
      Pages 23-32
    3. Miguel Alzola
      Pages 47-56
  3. MacIntyre

  4. Adam Smith

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Thomas R. Wells, Johan Graafland
      Pages 115-118
    3. Ryan Patrick Hanley
      Pages 119-125
  5. Catholic Social Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Helen Alford
      Pages 165-176
    3. Alejandro Moreno-Salamanca, Domènec Melé
      Pages 199-209
    4. Antonio Porras
      Pages 211-220
  6. New Natural Law Theory

  7. Feminist Ethics and Ethics of Care

  8. Capabilities Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Subodh P. Kulkarni
      Pages 345-354
    3. Conor M. Kelly
      Pages 355-366
    4. Benedetta Giovanola
      Pages 367-378
  9. Austrian School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Jesus Huerta de Soto
      Pages 391-401
    3. Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Lucas Scrive
      Pages 403-414
    4. Hans-Hermann Hoppe
      Pages 415-422
  10. Confucianism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Chris Provis
      Pages 425-434

About this book


This volume examines the breadth and depth of virtue ethics and aims to counter the virtue ethics amnesia that both afflicts general moral philosophy and affects business and management ethics. Divided into two parts, the handbook starts out with a historical introduction and chronology of the development of virtue ethics, providing a comprehensive assessment of its evolution and identifying the most influential authors and their works. The authors discussed include those who follow a philosophical or conceptual tradition in their treatment of virtue and those who belong to the research tradition of positive science, in particular, empirical, quantitative and applied psychology. The second part of the book discusses systematic approaches and major themes developed in virtue ethics. These contributions are conceptual, empirical/applied or case studies. They offer insight into the different topics to which virtue ethics has been applied, and show how virtue ethics has influenced the various operational areas of firms. Finally, they examine the virtue ethics responses to some of the most important issues that businesses and organizations face in the 21st century.​


Capabilities Approach Catholic Social Teaching Feminist Ethics and Ethics of Care Individual virtues and organizational virtues Teaching and training in virtue ethics Virtues and Flourishing (eudaimonia), Virtues and Globalization Virtues and Leadership Virtues and Sustainability Virtues and The Laws, Norms, Principles and Codes of Conduct Virtues and Workplace Spirituality Virtues as a character trait vs. Situationism Virtues in Corporate Governance Virtues in Finance and Accounting Virtues in Human Resource Management Virtues in Marketing Virtues in Production Virtues in decision-making and moral psychology Virtues, States and Markets (Ideologies) Wellbeing and (workplace) Satisfaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Alejo José G. Sison
    • 1
  • Gregory R. Beabout
    • 2
  • Ignacio Ferrero
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophySaint Louis University St. LouisUSA
  3. 3.School of Economics and Business Administration, Business DepartmentUniversity of NavarraPamplomaSpain

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