People in Corporations

Ethical Responsibilities and Corporate Effectiveness

  • Georges Enderle
  • Brenda Almond
  • Antonio Argandoña

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Georges Enderle
      Pages 1-8
  3. Personal Convictions and Corporate Claims: Ethical Conflicts and Solutions

  4. “Empowering” People: End or Means?

  5. Men and Women in Corporations: Repression, Competition or Co-operation?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Georges Enderle
      Pages 151-153
    3. Brenda Almond
      Pages 155-159
    4. Monique R. Siegel
      Pages 165-170
  6. The Ethical Role of the Top Manager

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Juan A. Pérez López
      Pages 179-188
    3. Miquel Bastons
      Pages 189-195
    4. John H. Barnett, Marvin J. Karson
      Pages 221-235
  7. Some Perspectives

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-264

About this book


Georges Enderle Before presenting some introductory remarks on the topic of this volume I should like to outline briefly the context from which this selection of articles originates. (It seems to me necessary to emphasise these circumstances in order to make clearer the contours of what is said and what is not said and to understand it better. ) This context involves, flrstly, a general evaluation of the state of the business ethics debate today and, secondly, considerations of the question of what attitude and strategy should be chosen in order to promote business ethics most effectively. On the present state of affairs of the business ethics debate Today, it is extremely difflcult, if not impossible, to gain even a rough overview of the business ethics debate in the different countries of Europe and North America. Many activities take place in informal circles and on a local and regional level; linguistic and other barriers impede the spread of information about them and, often, they are not even labelled "business ethics". At the same time, so many other things sail under the flag of "business ethics" that one sometimes wonders if it should not be replaced by another flag, for instance new methods of public-relations or better motivation of company's employees. Yet, in spite of these difflculties in deflning business ethics activities, one statement at least can be made with certainty. 


Entrepreneurs business conflict development ethics management organization strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Georges Enderle
    • 1
  • Brenda Almond
    • 2
  • Antonio Argandoña
    • 3
  1. 1.University of St. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of HullUK
  3. 3.University of NavarraSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7435-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2083-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-6733
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