Finding a Place for the Ethical in the Cultural and Economic Milieu of Business

  • Norman E. Bowie
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 11)


I am often asked, “What is the future of business ethics?” “Is it simply a fad or does it have staying power?” I think there is no question that business ethics is not a fad. It is an issue for business throughout the world and business people throughout the world are discussing it. And academics throughout the world are busy studying and writing about it. Business ethics is no longer a monopoly for American academics; societies for business ethics exist in Western Europe, in the new capitalist countries in Central Europe and in Russia. There are organizations for business ethics in capitalist Japan, but there are also fledgling organizations in mainland China. The profusion of scholarly journals, books and texts speaks well for the staying power of the discipline. And besides, in the U.S., we now have the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman E. Bowie
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  1. 1.Departments of Strategic Management and PhilosophyUniversity of MinnesotaMinnesota

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