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A convention theory approach to corporate morality

Haigh, Matthew (2007) A convention theory approach to corporate morality Philosophy for Business, 37

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Abstract

Editor's note. Dr Matthew Haigh from the University of Southampton School of Management raises an issue which is of concern not only to business ethics but to moral philosophy in general: the conditions under which a company, as opposed to an individual can make ethical decisions and behave as a morally responsible entity. This involves considerations of the nature of practical moral argumentation as well as recognizing the crucial role of leadership and corporate culture. The key to a solution consists in the way that individuals in a company are collectively involved in developing an ethical stance and modifying that stance in response to perceived inconsistencies in an ongoing reflexive process of self-criticism.

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Published date: April 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 47164
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47164
ISSN: 1529-2835
PURE UUID: eb1576ae-3f8a-41cd-9110-54e1bdc2880e

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:04

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Author: Matthew Haigh

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