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Human Goods in Ethical Business

  • Michael Shanks
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Abstract

Life in companies is not habitually conducive to reflection. Managers and decision-makers need their time, or so they think, for action and not for philosophy or reflection. In some cases, reflection can even be suspect: if you have time to think, you have nothing to do.

Keywords

Ethical Business Ethical Leadership Incentive Scheme Social Expectation Aesthetic Experience 
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Section 1: Notes

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