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Is Business Ethics” An Oxymoron?

11/08/2021 By Tiffany

I’m wondering how many people out there still believe sales to be a job that is focused on making money? Margolis, J.D. & J.P. Walsh, 2003, Misery Loves Companies: Rethinking Social Initiatives by Business”, Administrative Science Quarterly, 48(2): 268-305. And to return to the original point, that if the action an individual undertakes to fill a need has no impact on any other party, his actions are of no interest to ethics.

The Journal of Business Ethics publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business that bring something new or unique to the discourse in their field. Focusing solely on the bottom-line of your business is no longer tenable for most business leaders and strategists.

Another important approach to the study of business ethics comes from Kantian moral theory (D.G. Arnold & Bowie 2003; Bowie 1999). When ethics is …