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    This article reviews Thomas Donaldson and Thomas Dunfee's new book Ties That Bind. The article argues that the book is a helpful elaboration of Donaldson and Dunfee's Integrative Social Contracts Approach, particularly with regard to their specification of hypernorms. The article also presents Donaldson and Dunfee's argument with regard to how the hypernorm of necessary social efficiency applies to bribery and raises questions about the extent to which human moral behavior might be hardwired.
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    Teaching business ethics: Theory and practice
    with Frances E. Zollers
    Teaching Business Ethics 2 (3): 273-290. 1998.
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    Business as Mediating Institution
    Business Ethics Quarterly 6 (2): 149-163. 1996.
    This paper argues that business can be helpfully conceived of as a mediating institution. Drawing upon neo-conservative theology, the author argues that mediating institutions serve a vital function in a free society to provide social justice out of an expanded civil society and provide a framework for a flourishing free market. Such institutions also nourish the attitudinal orientation of solidarity in applying the principle of subsidiarity by which self-interest becomes fulfilled through conce…Read more
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    Religion and business ethics: The lessons from political morality (review)
    Journal of Business Ethics 16 (3): 263-273. 1997.
    The issue of whether religious belief should be an appropriate grounding for business ethics raises issues very similar to those raised in asking whether religious belief should be an appropriate grounding for political morality. In light of that fact that writings in political morality have been a common resource for contemporary business ethics, this paper presents contemporary arguments about the role of religion in political morality while noting the relevance of these debates for business e…Read more
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    How relationality shapes business and its ethics
    Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13): 1381-1391. 1997.
    Just as Michael Porter's five forces provided a practical analytical tool for describing the forces that shape competitive strategy, so business ethicists ought to provide business leaders with a workable framework for understanding the sources of ethical obligations. The forces that shape competitive strategy vary according to time and industry, but are anchored in an ultimate criteria of profitability. Similarily, ethics can use a set of analytical categories that identify the relevant forces …Read more
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    On Golden Rules, Balancing Acts, & Finding the Right SizeThe New Golden Rule
    with Amitai Etzioni
    Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2): 347. 1998.
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    Business and Peace: Sketching the Terrain
    with Jennifer Oetzel, Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Charles Koerber, and Jorge Rivera
    Journal of Business Ethics 89 (S4): 351-373. 2009.
    Our goals in this article are to summarize the existing literature on the role business can play in creating sustainable peace and to discuss important avenues for extending this research. As part of our discussion, we review the ethical arguments and related research made to date, including the rationale and motivation for businesses to engage in conflict resolution and peace building, and discuss how scholars are extending research in this area. We also focus on specific ways companies can act…Read more
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    The Spirituality of Solidarity and Total Quality Management
    Business and Professional Ethics Journal 14 (2): 3-21. 1995.
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    Business Ethics
    Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2): 307-318. 2009.
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    6. Stakeholder Theory
    The Ruffin Series in Business Ethics 119-135. 2001.
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    Peace Through Commerce: A Multisectoral Approach
    Journal of Business Ethics 89 (S4). 2009.
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    On Social Psychology, Business Ethics, and Corporate Governance
    Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (3): 725-733. 2000.
    This paper is a response to a recent colloquy among Professors David Messick, Donna Wold, and Edwin Harman. I defend Messick’s naturalist methodology, which suggests that people inherently categorize others and act altruistically toward certain people in a given person’s in-group. This paper suggests that an anthropological reason for this grouping tendency is a limited human neural ability to process large numbers of relationships. But because human beings also have the ability to modify, to so…Read more
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    The Ruffin Series in Business Ethics 279-295. 2001.
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    5. The Velvet Corporation
    The Ruffin Series in Business Ethics 87-116. 2001.
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    This book argues that ethical business behavior can be enhanced by taking fuller account of human nature, particularly with respect to the need for creating relatively small communities within the corporation. Timothy Fort discusses this premise in relation to the three predominant theories of business ethics--stakeholder, virtue, and contract. Drawing heavily from philosophy, he analyzes traditional business ethics and legal theory. Overall, his work provides a good example of how to integrate …Read more
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    7. Social Contracting
    The Ruffin Series in Business Ethics 136-154. 2001.
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    Business Ethics: A Manual for Managing a Responsible Business Enterprise in Emerging Market Economies (review)
    with Peter A. Tashman
    Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (2): 307-318. 2009.
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    A Deal, a Dolphin, and a Rock: Biological Contributions to Business Ethics
    The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 4 81-91. 2004.
    In this response to Paul Lawrence’s Ruffin Lecture, I assess the benefits of integrating biology into business ethics including the way in which biology counteracts conventional economic descriptions of human nature. Section II looks at the dangers of the project and offers the notion of Multilevel Selection Theory as a way to address the notion of how one balances various biological drives. Section III concludes by suggesting that in order to optimally integrate biology, one should attend to co…Read more
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    Natural Sciences, Management Theory, and System Transformation for Sustainability
    with Nuno Guimarães-Costa, Sandra Waddock, and David Wasieleski
    Business and Society 60 (1): 7-25. 2021.
    It is becoming clear that many of today’s management theories are inadequate theoretically and practically to move understanding, scholarship, and practice to where it needs to be for scholars, business leaders, and policy makers to cope with an increasing fraught world. This Special Issue’s focus is on sustainability. Sustainability challenges need to incorporate multidisciplinary interventions and the trans- and interdisciplinary nature of solutions. To actively seek transformation toward sust…Read more
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    Special section on commercial speech-introduction
    with Steven R. Salbu
    Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (1): 3. 2007.
  • The Best Ethical Choices Come When Long-Term Impact Rules
    In Noel M. Tichy & Andrew R. McGill (eds.), The Ethical Challenge: How to Lead with Unyielding Integrity, Jossey-bass. pp. 195--208. 2003.
  • War, Commerce and International Law, by James Thuo Gathii
    Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (2): 345. 2011.