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The Individual in Business Ethics

An American Cultural Perspective

Authors: Kavaliauskas, T.

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Today we are witnessing social and political dominance of large corporations. They provide for its employees moral values and business principles. Moreover, they institutionalize their codes of ethics. The theory of Business Ethics provides the moral guideline and standards for corporate life and concrete business organizations apply those standards to practice. The individual employee, as a member of a business organization, accepts those standards. Therefore, it is important to examine the foundation of the individual's moral value in Business Ethics in order to understand on what the foundation of the moral value depends on. This highly interdisciplinary text is a critique of Business Ethics as an ideology and life politics. The author discloses how contemporary business ethics grovels before corporations, how it is too weak to create a truly critical voice of American capitalist economy. The individual's treatment in corporate life is revealed through the eyes of American Protestant culture and its coercive work tradition where efficiency value usurps values of individual choice and freedom. This book suggests a new concept of an out-corporate individual.

About the authors

TOMAS KAVALIAUSKAS researcher and a lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. For the last five years has been teaching Business Ethics and Political Philosophy, throughout European universities has been attending conferences and workshops introducing his interdisciplinary approaches. The author is also an essayist on the portal of European intellectuals www.eurozine.com, where he writes on Euro integration and identity issues. T. Kavaliauskas is member of Lithuanian PEN club and of European SPES – Spirituality in Economics and Society.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kavaliauskas, Tomas

    Pages 1-9

  • History of Business Ethics

    Kavaliauskas, Tomas

    Pages 13-26

  • The Breakaway of Business Ethics from Classical Ethics

    Kavaliauskas, Tomas

    Pages 27-62

  • Institutionalization of a Code of Ethics and the Politics of the Protestant Work Ethic

    Kavaliauskas, Tomas

    Pages 63-69

  • Life Politics and Ideology

    Kavaliauskas, Tomas

    Pages 73-82

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Hardcover $120.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-28553-8
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Softcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-33068-3
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Individual in Business Ethics
Book Subtitle
An American Cultural Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29526-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230295261
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28553-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33068-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 201
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