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Ethics and Economic Affairs - Alan Lewis

Ethics and Economic Affairs

By: Alan Lewis (Editor), Karl Erik Warneryd (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 1994
ISBN: 9780415093965
Number Of Pages: 387

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The longstanding interest in business ethics has been given renewed emphasis by high profile scandals in the world of business and finance. At the same time, many economists--dissatisfied with the discipline's emphasis on self-interest and individualism and by the asocial nature of much economic theory--have sought to englarge the scope of economics by looking at ethical questions. br br In b /b b i Ethics and Economic Affairs /i /b a group of interdisciplinary scholars provide contributions on international interest in this aspect of socio-economics and economic-psychology. The book is divided into four parts. The first looks at Business Ethics and Management. Part Two enlivens the debate with empirical data. The third part examines the implications for economic theory and asks if the integration of ethics in the economy is possible or if they are fundamentally different systems. Part Four introduces perspectives from other disciplines, sets economics within its wider context and looks to the future. The editors have brought together a group of contributors from nine different countries and a broad range of disciplines, including: Norman E. Bowie, Monroe Burk, Amitai Etzioni, Richard H. Guerette, Ralph E. Miner, Lynne M. Rosansky, N. Craig Smith, Roberts Stallaerts, Philip Stone and John Tomer.

The Contents of the Bookp. xvii
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgementsp. xxiii
p. 1
Business Ethics and Managementp. 15
Exit or Voice? Lessons from Companies in South Africap. 17
Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Managing a Multinational Businessp. 39
Management by Ethicsp. 51
Referencesp. 108
Moralization as a Link between Idealism and Naturalism in the Ethical Discoursep. 115
Referencesp. 124
Social Responsibility in the Human Firmp. 125
Referencesp. 146
Case, Questionnaire and Experimental Studiesp. 149
Fairness in Consumer Pricingp. 151
Social and Ethical Investingp. 171
Referencesp. 182
Ethical Issues in the World of Financep. 183
Referencesp. 213
Ethical Regulation of Economic Transactionsp. 215
Notesp. 230
A New Economics?p. 231
Ethics, Ideological Commitment and Social Changep. 233
Interpersonal Relationsp. 251
Economy and Ethics in Functionally Differentiated Societiesp. 264
Notesp. 282
Social Ownershipp. 286
Interdisciplinary Perspectivesp. 295
Niklas Luhmann's Sociology of the Economic Systemp. 297
Notesp. 312
Ideology and Morality in Economics Theoryp. 313
Acknowledgements and Bibliographic Notesp. 331
Politics, Public Choice and Ethical Progressp. 335
Referencesp. 346
Economics and the Enlightenmentp. 348
Endpiecep. 367
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780415093965
ISBN-10: 0415093961
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 22nd September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1