Business ethics in South Asia

Gandhian trusteeship and its relevance for the twenty-first century

S. Ramakrishna Velamuri

Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.

Albert Einstein on Mahatma Gandhi (Einstein 1950: 240)

Theories of business ethics are often associated with the moral theories of great thinkers—the virtue ethics of Aristotle, the utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham, the deontology of Immanuel Kant, or the pragmatism of William James and John Dewey, to name just four mainstream theories. However, religion has also played a role in shaping business ethics practice, and so it is not surprising that there is a growing body of ...

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