The Business Corporation and Human Values

  • Richard H. Viola
Part of the Nijenrode Studies in Business book series (NSIB, volume 3)


The conference on decision-making in business has dealt with issues of the utmost importance-issues which are oriented partly on the ethics and morality of profit, public policy, trade unionism, private enterprise, and the social responsibility of business. These issues are so important that they are at the very heart of the problem of corporate survival in the Western world. It should be emphasized that the survival of the business corporation is essential to the well- being of society. In other words, the profit-making business corporation can make a contribution to society and to the quality of life in that society. But how will the business corporation ensure its survival? By maximizing profits? The answer, of course, as Professor Stallaert points out in his paper, is ‘no.’


Moral Behavior Organizational Climate Medieval Period Business Corporation Situation Ethic 
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