The production of business ethics

TitreThe production of business ethics
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurHulsmann, Guido
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Pagination275 - 299
Titre de la revueJournal of Markets & Morality
Mots-clésbusiness ethics, production of business ethics, spontaneous order, unintentional consequences
Résumé en anglais

In this article, we outline a conceptual framework for dealing with implementation problems of business ethics. To the extent that implementation consumes scarce resources, it is from the economic point of view a problem of production. As such, it can be analyzed with the customary tools of economic analysis. In our comparative approach, we contrast the production of business ethics with the spontaneous emergence of business ethics in the market process. We also compare it to forced ethics (the imposition of ethical codes of conduct by private parties) and to fiat ethics (imposition by legislation and other authoritarian acts).

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