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Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

  • Alexander Brink


  • Brings together leading international researchers in the field

  • Is published within the well-known Ethical Economy, Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy series

  • Reunites philosophical and economic ideas of corporate governance


Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Economic Foundations of Corporate Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margit Osterloh, Bruno S. Frey, Hossam Zeitoun
      Pages 49-73
    3. Kai Kühne, Dieter Sadowski
      Pages 75-87
    4. Junhua Tang, Dirk Linowski
      Pages 107-155
  3. Philosophical Foundations of Corporate Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Steve Letza, Clive Smallman, Xiuping Sun, James Kirkbride
      Pages 159-177
    3. Alejo José G. Sison
      Pages 179-201
    4. Bert van de Ven, Wim Dubbink
      Pages 203-221
  4. Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

About this book


This volume explores corporate governance from three perspectives: a traditional economic, a philosophical, and an integrated business ethics perspective.

Corporate governance has enjoyed a long tradition in the English-speaking world of management sciences. Following its traditional understanding it is defined as leadership and control of a firm with the aim of securing the long-term survival and viability of that firm. But recent business scandals and financial crises continue to provide ample cause for concern and have all fuelled interest in the ethical aspects. As a result, corporate governance has been criticized by many social groups. Economic sciences have failed to provide a clear definition of the corporate governance concept. Complexity increases if we embed the economic approach of corporate governance in a philosophical context. This book seeks to define the concept by examining its economic, philosophical and business ethics foundations.


Aristotelian Corporate Governance Banking Crisis Business Ethics Chinese Stock Market Complexity Corporate Codes of Ethics Corporate Governance Costs of Governance Deliberative Democracy Economic Foundations Ethics of Corporate Governance Financial Markets Financial Scandals Globalisation Integrity in the Boardroom Management Sciences Markets Moral Leadership New Governance Philosophical Foundations Philosophy of Management Punishments Stakeholder Interests Stakeholder Management Stakeholder Theory Stakeholders Survival Sustainability Sustainable Development The Firm Theory of the Firm Viability

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Brink
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. PhilosophieUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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