Management Ethics and Talmudic Dialectics

Navigating Corporate Dilemmas with the Indivisible Hand

  • Nathan Lee Kaplan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 359-391

About this book


Nathan Lee Kaplan develops a talmudic perspective on management ethics. By analyzing the central ethical dilemmas of corporate managers in light of applicable traditions from the Oral Torah, this book offers a critical bridge between the contemporary business corporation and rabbinic Judaism’s foundational tradition. The issues studied thereby include organizational culture, fraud and corruption, whistle-blowing, investor and employment relations, executive compensation, corporate social responsibility, and environmental sustainability.


  • The Talmudic Work Ethic and the Yeshivah Culture
  • Fraud, Corruption, and Whistle-Blowing in the Talmud
  • Talmudic Investor and Employment Relations
  • A Talmudic Perspective on Wealth and Philanthropy

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of business ethics, Jewish studies (esp. Talmud), and management
  • Corporate directors and executives, managers and employees, particularly in the areas of ethics and compliance as well as CSR; ethics consultants, entrepreneurs, rabbis, and business journalists

The Author

Dr. Nathan Lee Kaplan completed his Ph.D. at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Heidelberg School of Jewish Studies). He consults management on digital strategy and organizational transformation.


Business Ethics CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Management Ethics Talmud Whistle-Blowing

Authors and affiliations

  • Nathan Lee Kaplan
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  1. 1.McKinsey & Co., Inc.Frankfurt am MainGermany

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