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Author Fort, Timothy L., 1958-

Title Ethics and governance : business as mediating institution / by Timothy L. Fort
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001


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Description ix, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Series Ruffin series in business ethics
Ruffin series in business ethics.
Contents 1. Touchstones -- Pt. I. Business as Mediating Institution -- 2. Some Catholic Notions -- 3. Natural Law and Laws of Nature -- 4. Nature and Self-Interest -- 5. The Velvet Corporation -- Pt. II. Business as Mediating Institution and Other leading Business Ethics Frameworks -- 6. Stakeholder Theory -- 7. Social Contracting -- 8. Business as Community -- Pt. III. Theology and Business -- 9. Theological Naturalism -- 10. The Dark Side of Religion in the Workplace and Some Suggestions for Brightening It -- 11. Bright Dots, Dot Coms, and Camelot?
Summary "This book argues that ethical business behavior can be enhanced by taking fuller account of human nature, particularly with respect to the need for creating relatively small communities within the corporation. These mediating institutions are the natural home for the development of moral virtues. The book argues from naturalist, anthropological, and theological perspectives. Because the central theme is the development of small communities within multinational corporations, individuals have more relative power vis-a-vis the norms that govern them. As a result, business as mediating institution (BMI) also interests with autonomy-based ethical theories."
"Ethics and Governance is very multidisciplinary. In analyzing traditional business ethics and legal theory, it draws heavily from philosophy. In addition to this, it integrates biological anthropology, theological naturalism, and legal theory. The book does not reject contemporary business ethics, but instead seeks to strengthen each contemporary theory by providing additional reasons for their efficacy, albeit in a modified form."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Business ethics.
Business ethics -- Philosophy.
Business -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Social contract.
Author ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 00055800
ISBN 0195137604 alkaline paper
Other Titles Business as mediating institution