Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics

Living Edition
| Editors: Deborah C Poff, Alex C. Michalos

Business and Society

  • Alex C. Michalos
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1_293-1



This is a brief description of the origins of what is currently the official journal of the International Association of Business and Society.


The first issue of the Business and Society (BS) appeared in September 1960, with 36 pages. This was also the total number for the first volume. Its basic aim and scope were described by its editor, Richard Thain, in an editorial called “Declaration of Interdependence.” We are told that the aim is “especially to stress the interdependence of business and all other disciplines which contribute to society. We will attempt to examine the total fabric wherein the contributions of the humanities, the sciences and the arts are inextricably interwoven with the concerns of modern management...Business decisions are of such import to the lives of everyone that moral and ethical values are as much concern to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Northern British ColumbiaOttawaCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alex C. Michalos
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  1. 1.University of Northern British ColumbiaOttawaCanada