The Matter of “Business Ethics”

“BUSINESS ETHICS” IS RAPIDLY becoming the “in” subject, replacing yesterday’s “social responsibilities.” Business ethics is now being taught in departments of philosophy, business schools, and theological seminaries. There are countless seminars on it, speeches, articles, conferences, and books, not to mention the many earnest attempts to write business ethics into the law. But what precisely is business ethics? And what could, or should, it be? Is it just another fad, and only the latest round in the hoary American blood sport of business baiting? Is there more to business ethics than the revivalist ...

Get Peter F. Drucker on Economic Threats now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.