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Individual moral responsibility and the business firm.

Donna Card Charron

Individual moral responsibility and the business firm.

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


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Dissertation (Ph. D.) - Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 1985.

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Open LibraryOL13873637M

Key Takeaways. Social responsibility is defined as the duty of business to do no harm to society.; There are four levels of social responsibility: economics, or the responsibility of the business to be profitable; the responsibility to meet the legal obligations—businesses must comply with the law and regulations; companies have a responsibility to act ethically and morally and to choose the.


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Orts is the Guardsmark Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Format: Hardcover. Moral responsibilities apply to human activities organised in firms – whether collectively, individually, or both. A basic question presented by our conference is whether moral responsibility exists at the collective level of the firm, the.

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Ethics and the law. Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business 10 Terms. ksall Ch. 42 16 Terms. hmeirink. The question of corporate moral responsibility – whether corporate bodies can be held morally responsible for their actions – has been debated by a number of writers since the s.

This discussion is intended to add to that debate, and focuses for that purpose on our understanding of the organisation.

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A comprehensive discussion of a topic of increasing importance; Original contributions by leading scholars in business ethics, philosophy, and law. What is Business Ethics. In addition to the articles on this current page, also see the following blog that has posts related to Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Scan down the blog's page to see various posts. Also see the section "Recent Blog Posts" in the sidebar of the blog or click on "next" near the bottom of a post in the blog. Viviene E. Cree, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Collective Responsibility.

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The business man must promise that he will not harm knowingly." 1. BUSINESS ETHICS – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ETHICSFile Size: KB. There is a clear tendency in contemporary political/legal thought to limit agency to individual agents, thereby denying the existence and relevance of collective moral agency in general, and corporate agency in particular.

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Arguments for CSR: Moral Argument. (e.g., social contract) as from factors that are internal to the firm. CSR emerges from the interaction and interdependence between for-profits and society. It is shaped by individual and societal standards of morality, ethics, and values that define contemporary views of human rights and social justice.

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The Conclusion reflects on some of the major themes raised in the various contributions in the book and suggests some future directions. Drawing on legal understandings, as well as the recent example of a massive environmental fraud at Volkswagen, it suggests that both “individualist” and “organizational or collectivist” theories of moral responsibility have : Eric W.

Orts. Determinants of a Civil Society The six modes of social control are: o Ethics: the moral principles or values that generally govern the conduct of an individual or group. o Laws: Just because something is legal does not mean that is it ethical o Formal and Informal Groups: Businesses, professional organizations, and clubs all have codes of.

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The former implies that companies, like people, should be held to moral standards. The latter implies a separation between referee and player: the. Corporate Social Responsibility Defined.

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has two meanings. First, it’s a general name for any theory of the corporation that emphasizes both the. It is the individual’s obligation and responsibility to bring any such investment or any relationship that might appear to interfere with independent business judgment to the attention of the most senior Company Vice President of their group or region (or, in the case of an Executive.CSP defined as “a business organization’s configuration of principles of social responsibility, processes of social responsiveness, and policies, programs, and observable outcomes as they relate to the firm’s societal relationships” (Wood, ), clearly shows that social performance is not limited to corporations only, but also applies.11 Individual Responsibility within the Organization Soares, C.

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