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Why Business Ethics Matters

Answers from a New Game Theory Model

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: The Four Temperaments and the Four Games

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      Pages 1-18
  3. Humors and Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
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  4. Business Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
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  5. Conclusion

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 163-203

About this book


This book links game theory to business ethics by applying the classic Four Temperaments approach to a wide range of moral emotions, and offers academics and students of game theory a perspective that covers social preferences in a nontraditional way.


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About the authors

Wayne Nordness Eastman is Associate Professor and Department Vice Chair in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School, New Jersey, USA. In addition to his theoretical research program focusing on business ethics and game theory, he has an active applied research program that focuses on supply chain management and public policy, education, and public-private partnerships. He is the President of the South Orange-Maplewoood Board of Education and has published widely in journals on business ethics, management, and law.

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