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Reference no. 9-392-002
Authors: - Unknown
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1991
Version: 25 June 1993

Abstract

Presents a framework for resolving issues in which managers' responsibilities - to shareholders, employees, other stakeholder groups, and to their own values and commitments in life - conflict with each other. The framework analyzes these issues in terms of duties, consequences, personal values, and practicality. Provides an analytic framework for a course or module on business ethics, that brings together basic considerations in moral philosophy with practical pressures, perspectives, and concerns of business executives.

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Abstract

Presents a framework for resolving issues in which managers' responsibilities - to shareholders, employees, other stakeholder groups, and to their own values and commitments in life - conflict with each other. The framework analyzes these issues in terms of duties, consequences, personal values, and practicality. Provides an analytic framework for a course or module on business ethics, that brings together basic considerations in moral philosophy with practical pressures, perspectives, and concerns of business executives.

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