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.
Table of Contents
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
Alejo José G. Sison is Professor (School of Economics and Business, University of Navarra) and former president of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) (2009–2012). He is Section Editor at the Journal of Business Ethics and editorial board member of Business Ethics Quarterly.
Ignacio Ferrero is Professor of Business Ethics (School of Economics and Business, University of Navarra) and Visiting Scholar at Bentley, Harvard and Notre Dame University. He is co-founder of the research group on virtue ethics in business and management.
Gregorio Guitián is Associate Professor of Moral Theology (School of Theology, University of Navarra). He has published several books and articles on Catholic Social Teaching in international journals. His research interest includes Catholic Social Teaching on economic issues. He is Associate Editor of the journal Scripta Theologica.