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Given the need for more research into consumer digital engagement in response to corporate political advocacy (CPA) within the public relations body of knowledge, this study examines CPA in the scholarly literature on business ethics and public relations. To advance the understanding of CPA, particularly how to measure behavioral outcomes of CPA, w...
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This study aims to identify the importance of social responsibility and business ethics in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries according to the pandemic crisis, by addressing the most important efforts and initiatives undertaken by Gulf governments and companies, in order to reduce the negative effects and repercussions of this pandemic. This st...
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This chapter works through the evolution of the concept of sustainability that has occurred over the last several decades under the influence of three main groups: ecologists, the United Nation’s World Commission on Environment and Development, often referred to as the “Brundtland Commission”, and business strategists. Over that time, sustainabilit...
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This paper questions the dominance of market-based mechanisms (MBMs) as the primary means of climate change mitigation. It argues that, not only they are unsuccessful on their own terms, but also they actually make the task more difficult by the unintended consequence of normalising the act of polluting and crowding out alternatives. The theoretica...
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This article reviews and criticizes Joseph Heath’s market failures approach (MFA) to business ethics. Our criticism is organized into three sections. First, we argue that, even under the ideal assumptions of perfect competition, when markets generate Pareto-efficient distributions, Heath’s approach does not rule out significant harms. Second, we sh...
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This paper explores the role of Information Management & Communication Technology (IMCT) in facilitating the implementation of CSR which creates a common understanding & usage of the term. This paper is based on the qualitative analysis of secondary data. It clarifies the varying nature of CSR from country to country & industry to industry which cr...
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To commemorate 40 years since the founding of the Journal of Business Ethics, the editors-in-chief of the journal have invited the editors to provide commentaries on the future of business ethics. This essay comprises a selection of commentaries aimed at creating dialog around the theme Bringing Excitement to Empirical Business Ethics Research (ins...
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The transformation of old and new technologies, the normalized crisis situation, and global economic integration blur industrial boundaries and cause the business pattern to fluctuate and become unsustainable, especially when considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study focuses on crisis situations and combines the types of technolog...
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Without doubt the importance of both whistleblowing and whistleblowing systems for discovering wrongdoing and breaches of rules is increasing. However, existing systems are not able to cope with the parallel increase in complexity. Complexity is reflected in ambiguous ethical standards, a broad spectrum of relevant actors, and an uncertain knowledg...
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How can we practices Business ethics at Moha Soft drink Industry s.c the case of Hawassa millennium Pepsi-Cola plant
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Today e-commerce is progressing very rapidly so that it brings benefits for the community to do business online by utilizing the available marketplace. This progress caused new problems, including the occurrence of fraud under the guise of online buying and selling, the goods received by the buyer are not the same as the goods ordered, the buyer wh...
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In light of Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanavi's discussions and deliberations, the purpose of this study is to analyze the principles and methods for financial management in Islam, with a focus on three essential areas of finance: obtaining wealth, securing wealth, and spending wealth. For this aim, several of M. Thānavī's written works were searched, and...
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The purpose of the research was to study the relationship between the elements of a company’s ethical responsibility and the outcomes of the digital transformation of work, considering the dynamic processes of open innovation. Based on the results obtained, the paper proposes a conceptual model to address the following research questions. How does...
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Purpose This paper aims is to document the relationship between corporate ethics prevailing in the country and the dividend policies adopted by firms. Design/methodology/approach The paper uses the data of non-financial firms from 61 countries to test the arguments presented in this paper. The data cover the period between 2010 and 2017. Findings...
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Despite the omnipresence of the fiduciary in business organisations, there is an omission of theorisations of this legal concept within business ethics literature. This is surprising considering its widespread and embedded use, but even more so given that the presence of ethics within the fiduciary is increasingly contested ground. This article add...
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In this chapter, I take up the insufficiency of the stockholder-stakeholder debate characteristic of business ethics in its earlier years. I argue that this debate rarely goes deeply enough: to a more comprehensive picture of the human person, a more robust account of the good. This is not optional —if such a more robust account of the good is not...
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This chapter shifts from “an adequate normative account of applied ethics” to the moral formation of the next generation of business leaders. In other words, this chapter concentrates on the critical role played by pedagogy in the field of business ethics. I begin by sharing my experience as a professional philosopher being mentored into a radicall...
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In response to the great crises of the COVID-19 coronavirus, virtually all new technologies protected by patent rights have been used in practice from diagnostics, therapeutic, medical equipment, and vaccine to prevention, tracking, and containment of COVID-19. However, the moral justification of patent rights is questioned when pharmaceutical pate...
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In recent decades, academia has addressed a wide range of research topics in the field of ethical decision-making. Besides a great amount of research on ethical consumption, also the domain of ethical investments increasingly moves in the focus of scholars. While in this area most research focuses on whether socially or environmentally sustainable...
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This paper examines the ethics of the Australian business community’s responses to the phenomenon of modern slavery. Engaging a critical discourse approach, we draw upon a data set of submissions by businesses and business representatives to the Australian government’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade ‘Parliamentary In...
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Against the backdrop of a recent history of ongoing efforts to institutionalize ethics in ways that also target corporate environments, we asked ourselves: How do company representatives at the automatica 2022 trade fair in Munich respond to questions around ethics? To this end, we started an exploratory survey at the automatica 2022 in Munich, ask...
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Many ethics initiatives have stipulated sets of principles and standards for good technology development in the AI sector. However, several AI ethics researchers have pointed out a lack of practical realization of these principles. Following that, AI ethics underwent a practical turn, but without deviating from the principled approach. This paper p...
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Given the need to prevent food fraud within the international food supply chain and the current lack of research on food integrity, in this paper, the relation between the organizational food integrity climate and employees’ food integrity behavior is examined to understand the role of the individual or psychological dimension in food integrity. Th...
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This article aims to review more deeply as concerns the crimes committed by the Indonesian people in the sale of medical masks during the Covid-19 pandemic which will be reviewed from the perspective of teleological ethics theory. This article uses qualitative research methods with analytical and descriptive approaches. Sources of data obtained to...
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Digital business has marked an era of transformation, but also an unprecedented growth of cyber threats. While digital explosion witnessed by the banking sector since the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant, the level and frequency of cybercrimes have gone up as well. Cybercrime officials attribute it to remote working—people using home computer...
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While deliberation has traditionally played a central role in philosophical and behavioral accounts of ethical decision-making, several recent studies challenge the value of deliberation. These studies find that deliberative thinking, such as considering divergent views or different perspectives, leads to less ethical decisions. We observe, however...
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Islam places the highest emphasis on ethical values in all aspects of human life. In Islam, ethicsgoverns all aspects of life. Ethical norms and moral codes discernable from the verses of the Holy Qur’an and the teachings of the Prophet (sws) are numerous, far reaching and comprehensive.
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Fashion firms have transferred their manufacturing processes to Asia, seeking minimum labor costs, supported by the academic literature’s proposals for alternative supply chain configurations to maximize profits. Fashion industry has undergone public analysis, facing demands for greater transparency about environmental and social sustainability. Th...
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Food is one of the basic needs for human life. Agriculture has been seen as the primary occupation in Tamil life since the earliest times. A system of selling manufactured goods through barter was observed. Business is the basis of the economic development of the country. Merchants were called by their profession. The currency of the barter system...
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A tourist experience has been found to be formulated out of the sequence of events and encounters lived over the experience duration. But rarely has the element of legal knowledge and awareness been considered as a formulating/shaping factor. There is no such thing as a tourist bubble in an authentic tourism experience. Actions and interactions bet...
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This paper contributes to the discussion on methodological decolonisation in business ethics research by illustrating how local epistemologies can shape methodology. Historically, business ethics research has been dominated by Western methodologies, which have been argued to be restrictive and limit contextually relevant theorising in non-Western c...
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The purpose of this study is to identify the importance of relying on the ethics of entrepreneurs in activating the management of knowledge processes in the SMEs and their role in improving organizational performance. To achieve this, a questionnaire was designed according to the hypotheses adopted in the study. The study concluded that there is a...
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How important is it for managers to have the “nice” virtues of modesty, civility, and humility? While recent scholarship has tended to focus on the organizational consequences of leaders having or lacking these traits, I want to address the prior, deeper question of whether and how these traits are intrinsically morally important. I argue that cert...
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Publication in the list of 50 journals endorsed by the Financial Times (i.e., the FT50) has become ‘institutionalized’ as a primary measure of research quality and prestige by business schools and faculty. This study investigated the extent to which this closed publication system is (mis)aligned with societal imperatives, in particular the United N...
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The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry has a reputation for low resource efficiency worldwide. Policymakers are exploring various avenues to address the issue, with one option being a shift toward a circular economy (CE). However, first one must identify how the relevant stakeholders perceive the concept. Hence, this study ai...
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This article aims to investigate whether mimesis ―or imitation― as understood by René Girard (1923-2015), affects the ethical judgment ―or moral evaluation― of an action that the executive performs in the company. First, this text offers a characterization of the ethical judgment according to the business ethics literature review (2010-2020). Secon...
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The literature on the interplay between geographic communities and organizations has largely ignored the role of individual residents. In adopting a meso-perspective, we examine a potentially vital relationship between corporate conduct and pro-social behavior demanding sacrifice from individuals. Drawing on Weber (Economy and society: an outline o...
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This article considers financial risk management practice using a virtue ethics lens, in response to ongoing critiques of risk management from within business ethics. Risk management should be seen as embedded within a complex system of cultures, organizations and regulations that are underpinned by a quantitatively reductive or ‘mechanistic’ econo...
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We explore offshore outsourcing through the lenses of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). First, we review the outcomes of the 30-year debate in business ethics on issues related to offshore outsourcing. We then cluster authors into two groups—the justice-centered approach and the welfare-centered approach—corresponding to different perspectives on the...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of macro-level factors such as governance, business education, control of corruption, political, and legal environments on ethical behavior of firms (EBF). We argued that these factors such as governance, business education, control of corruption, political, and legal environments are relevant for...
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This introduction to the special issue on impact investing applies the attractive nuisance notion to impact investing. Social sector actors ‘trespassing’ on the playing field of conventional investment markets may not appreciate the risks. We apply the framework of essentially contested concepts to foster fruitful diverse research in this emerging...
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Purpose: This contribution evaluates key theoretical bases that were used in previous research, to investigate the use of crowdfunding platforms by small businesses and startups. It presents the findings from a systematic review to better explain the pros and cons of utilizing these disruptive technologies for crowdsourcing or crowd-investing purpo...
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Recognition is a fundamental good that corporations ought to give to employees, a good that is essential to their well-being, and thus, recognition should be among the central notions in our understanding of organizations and in any theory of business ethics. Drawing upon the work of Philip Pettit and Robert Brandom as well as themes from instrumen...
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This paper aimed to better understand business students’ expectations of Brazilian corporate governance after recent scandals, focusing on capturing their perceptions after the Lava Jato (Car Wash) police investigation. Adapting a prior survey applied to business students, data were collected from three colleges in São Paulo, the largest city in La...
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Science is by definition critical and thrives on discourse. In the literature, it is increasingly pointed out that new challenges arise from social developments and the demand for so-called safe spaces within scientific communities. At first glance, it seems understandable that a cancel culture can impede scientific progress by prohibiting certain...
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The past few years have seen the opening of several antitrust investigations against some of the most dominant and powerful companies in the world—e.g., the U.S. Department of Justice, numerous states, and the Federal Trade Commission have sued Google, Facebook, and Amazon, and the E.U. has launched additional proceedings against Amazon, Apple, Fac...
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In the contemporary, constantly changing business environment characterized by globalization, openness, and competitiveness, implementing different processes of new information technologies has become a competitive advantage. The field of managerial accounting is a successful example of the implementation of artificial intelligence in operations an...
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While modern-day, billion-dollar cannabis companies may claim high marks on avoiding Environment, Social, and Governance risks to themselves and their shareholders and even championing these issues in the world at large, there are snakes in the garden. Certainly, the complexion of cannabis companies conjures up some positive ESG attributes. Among t...
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Twice in the Journal of Business Ethics, Walter Block provides a libertarian argument that The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is unjust because it is a violation of a business’s property rights and therefore ought to be repealed. No libertarian reply to Block has ever been given, creating the mistaken impression that his argument is the true representati...
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Some think of the term ‘business ethics’ as an oxymoron. To them it seems that X conditions – the business imperatives – are anti-ethical, and that Y conditions – the ethical imperatives – are anti-business. But, whether one adopts a virtue ethics, deontological, or teleological approach, it remains true that the ethical quality of any action is ul...
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Each volunteer reviewer will be asked to review a maximum of ONE full paper or TWO extended abstracts. We have designed a manuscript evaluation form to expedite the process. Besides rating the manuscript against a small number of criteria, we expect no more than 200 words of open-ended comments for each manuscript. Volunteer reviewers may, at their...
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مستخلص هدفت هذه الدراسة إلى معرفة أثر أبعاد أخلاقيات الأعمال كمتغير مستقل بأبعاده (الأخلاقيات الشخصية، احترام الأنظمة والقوانين، الثقافة التنظيمية، أخلاقيات التنظيم الإداري، مدونة السلوك الأخلاقي) في تحسين جودة الخدمة العمومية كمتغير تابع بأبعادها (الاعتمادية، الملموسية، الاستجابة، الأمان، التعاطف)، وبالنظر لأهمية الموضوع في القطاع الصحي وتأثيره ع...
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In today's fast-changing economic environment, the organization's survival is dependent not only on the leader's charisma and behaviour style but also on the leader's ability to direct the firm from a moral standpoint and pay attention to business ethics. A company's lack of loyal leadership harms employee relations over time and contributes to a d...
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This paper discusses selected plays by Arthur Miller and David Mamet. The focus is on the American business ethics and capitalism and its relation to the American Dream. The article does not aim to draw any comparison among the plays. The paper shows various representatives of business men or the capital system. Miller's Death of a Salesman (1949)...
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Business, management, and business ethics literature pay little attention to the topic of AI robots. The broad spectrum of potential ethical issues pertains to using driverless cars, AI robots in care homes, and in the military, such as Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems. However, there is a scarcity of in-depth theoretical, methodological, or empiri...
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Ethical work climate (EWC), introduced by Bart Victor and John Cullen, plays a central role in the business ethics literature due to its influence on employee’s ethical decision-making. Yet, the often-used framework is limited as a descriptive and prescriptive model because it lacks a normative focus and does not allow for organizations guided by (...
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This article revisits the "harmony doctrine" school of economics (1835–1860) and its distinctive understanding of how ethics and economics intersect. Harmony doctrine thinkers staked out a “natural” understanding of economic phenomena that in many ways fused the classical political economy of Adam Smith with the earlier French Physiocratic School....
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The integration of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) has emerged as an innovative paradigm for industrial firms contemplating environmental and economic issues. This study explicates the role of I4.0 technologies (I4.0TEC) in reinforcing the management of environmental assets (ENVASS) as well as optimizing financial performance (FP). The data in this research wa...
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How do social audiences negotiate and handle stigmatized organizations? What role do their heterogenous values, norms and power play in this process? Addressing these questions is important from a business ethics perspective to improve our understanding of the ethical standards against which organizations are judged as well as the involved prosecut...
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The Market Failures Approach (MFA) is one of the leading theories in contemporary business ethics. It generates a list of ethical obligations for the managers of private firms that states that they should not create or exploit market failures because doing so reduces the efficiency of the economy. Recently the MFA has been criticised by Abraham Sin...
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Posthuman affirmative ethics relies upon a fluid, nomadic conception of the ethical subject who develops affective, material and immaterial connections to multiple others. Our purpose in this paper is to consider what posthuman affirmative business ethics would look like, and to reflect on the shift in thinking and practice this would involve. The...
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Objectives Wearable body and brain sensors are permeating the consumer market and are increasingly being considered for workplace applications with the goal of promoting safety, productivity, health, and wellness. However, the monitoring of physiologic signals in real-time prompts concerns about benefit and risk, ownership of such digital data, dat...
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Corporates have a significant role in building and developing communities. Companies Act various communities and societies for the integrated development by the corporates themselves. Corporate social responsibility is the companies' significant ethical obligation, and they have a greater responsibility for developing the area where they are operat...
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This study aims to determine the effect of price, product, promotion, and Islamic business ethics on purchasing decisions in new entrants' Muslim fashion businesses with intention-to-buy as an intervening variable. The indicators used are prices regarding prices, purchasing power, competitiveness, and price comparisons. Data processing is carried o...
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The aims of this research are to find out the implementation of Sharia Business Ethics to the staple food’s trader in Binong’s Village, Curug’s Sub-District, Tangerang Regency, Banten. The research method used in this research is an interactive qualitative method. The informants in this research were obtained by using quota sampling technique. The...
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Managers often have discretion in interpreting their ethical requirements, and they should seek democratic guidance in doing so. The undemocratic nature of managerial ethical discretion is shown to be a recurring problem in business ethics. Joseph Heath’s market failures approach (MFA) is introduced as a theory better positioned to deal with this p...
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Contact details: teresa.pidduck@up.ac.za Brief description Questionable ethics and corruption are dogging the accounting and auditing professions, particularly in South Africa. As accounting academics, we now ask ourselves how to teach and instil ethical behaviour in our students who are the future of the profession. While there is some debate rega...
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The application of sharia principles in business activities and services adds to standard compliance and some of them are trapped in the legalistic formality aspect rather than improving business ethics. Hospitals, which main business is providing health services, by applying sharia principles may enhance the added value in health services or just...
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The authors explore the challenges in teaching business ethics in an era of digital transformation, provide an understanding of the limitations of traditional ethics approaches, and explore emerging approaches that may more effectively deal with the ethical complexities of the new digital era. Building on prior research conducted during December 20...
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This study found that applying Kant (2007) and Bowie (2017) to Klein (2007) produced advancement in the understanding of Kantian business ethics within the realm of Disaster Capitalism. The perfect and imperfect duties to which businesses must adhere both complement and contrast the recommendations of current disaster capitalist thinkers. Future st...
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This study is to find out about the practice of the reseller system at Beteng Trade Center and to find out the implementation of Islamic business ethics on the reseller system at Beteng Trade Center and its relevance in the Consumer Protection Act (UUPK). Primary data sources were obtained through interviews with two suppliers, ten resellers, and t...
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Aiming to develop normative recommendations for preventing corporate irresponsibility (CiR), business and society scholars have adopted strategic approaches—exploring the causal links between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and profitability—and moral approaches—exploring the moral principles of CSR that guide managers. However, some business...
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NOS and Het Parool published articles in March 2022 on the klangboard-discussions between the Amsterdam LGBTQ+ community and the municipality about the Amsterdam Pride festival. This was right in the thick of my investigation. It was evident to the public at that point that there were frictions and tensions inside the community surrounding the Cana...
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Responsible Management has recently evinced a lot of interest and popularity during the after-effects of Covid-19. The term Responsible management (RM) means a business which is concerned with economic, legal and ethical matters towards society and its stakeholders at par. RM is an administration of monitoring an organization's social concerns, sta...
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STRUCTURING AUDIT COMMITTEES TO ENHANCE VOLUNTARY ETHICS DISCLOSURES IN INDONESIA: A THEORY-OF-COMFORT PERSPECTIVE This study aims to determine the association between audit committee characteristics and ethics disclosure using the theory of comfort as theoretical lens. The audit committee characteristics investigated are audit committee expertise...
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What does democracy demand of business? We argue that an answer to this question requires an understanding of the sorts of ethical obligations businesses have more generally. Against approaches that understand the duties of business in terms of citizenship or fiduciary obligation, we propose and develop the notion of subcontractor duties. We concei...
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This article identifies the moral premises of contemporary business ethics. After analyzing thirty business ethics texts, the article shows that many business ethicists hold the conventional view that being moral is altruistic. This altruistic perspective logically implies a negative evaluation of self-interest and the profit motive, and business....
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Many corporations are large, powerful, and wealthy. There are massive shortfalls of global justice, with hundreds of millions of people in the world living below the threshold of extreme poverty, and billions more living not far above that threshold. Where injustice and needs shortfalls must be remediated, we often look towards agents’ capabilities...