Can business activities and decisions be virtuous?
This is the first business ethics textbook to take a virtue ethics approach. It explains how virtue ethics compares with alternative approaches to business ethics, such as utilitarianism and deontology, and argues that virtue ethics best serves the common good of society.
Looking across the whole spectrum of business—including finance, governance, leadership, marketing and production—each chapter presents the theory of virtue ethics and supports students’ learning with chapter objectives, in-depth interviews with professionals and real-life case studies from a wide range of countries.
Business Ethics: A Virtue Ethics and Common Good Approach is a valuable text for advanced undergraduates and masters-level students on business ethics courses.
1. Virtues and the Common Good in Business
Alejo José G. Sison, Ignacio Ferrero and Gregorio Guitián
2. Virtues and the Common Good in Leadership
Matthias P. Hühn, Marcel Meyer and Aliza Racelis
3. Virtues and the Common Good in Finance
Alejo José G. Sison, Ignacio Ferrero, Gregorio Guitián, Marta Rocchi and Andrea Roncella
4. Virtues and the Common Good in Production
5. Virtues and the Common Good in Marketing
Pablo García Ruiz and Carlos Rodríguez Lluesma
6. Virtues and the Common Good in Human Resource Management
Javier Pinto-Garay and María José Bosch
7. Virtues and Common Good in Corporate Legal Practice
Kemi Ogunyemi and J. Brooke Hamilton
8. Practical Wisdom in Corporate Governance
Alejo José G. Sison and Matthias P. Hühn
9. Confucian Traditions in Virtue Ethics
Richard Kim, Reuben Mondejar, Richard Roque, Javier Cuervo
"Introducing virtue ethics to the business practices that surround us all may reinvigorate the language of virtue by providing vivid illustrations of virtue in practice. […] Business Ethics: A Virtue Ethics and Common Good Approach will certainly help in that effort."
Barry Schwartz, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA
"The contributors are leading thinkers around Catholic Social Teaching and Business. They analyze this tradition and explain why it is important for the 21st century. They redefine business, putting virtues and the common good at the center of management thinking."
R. Edward Freeman, University Professor, The Darden School, University of Virginia, USA
"This excellent text is unique because its international cast of authors shows students and practitioners how to promote the common good by applying virtue ethics to particular business functions."
Joanne B. Ciulla, Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick, USA
"This book explores virtue ethics in a systematic way, evaluating what Aristotle, Catholic Social Teaching and Alasdair MacIntyre have to say about the virtues, character, leadership, finance, and other timely topics. There simply is no better introduction to the subject."
Daryl Koehn, Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics, DePaul University, USA