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Business Ethics from Antiquity to the 19th Century

An Economist's View

Authors: Surdam, David George

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  • Studies business ethics from antiquity to the nineteenth century
  • Places business ethics within a historical context
  • Has a companion volume: Business Ethics from the 19th Century to Today: An Economist's View
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This book combines elements of economic and business history to study business ethics from antiquity to the nineteenth century. This book begins with so-called primitive people, showing how humans began to exchange goods and commodities from trade as a way to keep peace and prosper. The ancients considered the value and ethics of business, and many of their reflections influenced medieval Catholic thinkers and business participants. Protestants elevated working and profit-making to the respectable and virtuous, and some groups, such as Quakers, came to exemplify good business ethics.

This book draws on the work of economists and historians to highlight the importance of changing technologies, religious beliefs, and cultural attitudes, showing that what is considered ethical differs across time and place.

About the authors

David George Surdam is Professor of Economics at the University of Northern Iowa, USA.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-37164-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business Ethics from Antiquity to the 19th Century
Book Subtitle
An Economist's View
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37165-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37165-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37164-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 383
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