For Business Ethics

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A daring adventure into the world of business ethics, this book provides a clear and concise introduction to this challenging topic, expanding discussions beyond their current narrow confines. A ground-breaking book, it invites a distinctively critical approach to, and understanding of, business ethics. In Part 1, the authors overview utilitarianism, deontology and virtue ethics, and uncover the possibility of a subversive and critical business ethics in these theories, even if this potential is often repressed. In Part 2, they expand the topic and ask questions on the meaning of ethics, the possibility of ethics in an era of managerial capitalism, and the function of business ethics in civil society. At once an introduction to critical business ethics and a challenge to anyone who proposes to take part in, or change, contemporary organized society, this book, with its easy to use glossary and recommendations for further readings, is an essential purchase for both students and practitioners alike.

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About the author (2005)

Campbell Jones is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics at the University of Leicester, UK.

Martin Parker is Professor of Organization and Culture at the University of Warwick, UK. He has authored or edited several volumes including For Business Ethics - also available from Routledge.

René ten Bos is a Professor of Philosophy and Organizational Theory' at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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