Table of contents

  1. Karen P. Manz, Robert D. Marx, Charles C. Manz, Pamala J. Dillon
  2. Ignacio Ferrero, Alejo José G. Sison

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Alejo José G. Sison
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of NavarrePamplonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6729-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-106X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-1078