Management Approach : The Virtuous Corporation as a Moral Agent for Sustainable Development

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Heikkurinen , P 2017 , Management Approach : The Virtuous Corporation as a Moral Agent for Sustainable Development . in A J G Sison , G R Beabout & I Ferrero (eds) , Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management . 1st edn , International Handbooks in Business Ethics , Springer , pp. 1395-1404 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6510-8_61

Title: Management Approach : The Virtuous Corporation as a Moral Agent for Sustainable Development
Author: Heikkurinen, Pasi
Editor: Sison, Alejo J.G.; Beabout, Gregory R.; Ferrero, Ignacio
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Economics and Management
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management
Belongs to series: International Handbooks in Business Ethics
ISBN: 9789400765092
9789400765108
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310476
Abstract: This chapter examines the corporation as a moral agent for sustainable development. While sustainable development in business organizations can be argued from utility-and duty-based ethical theories, it is suggested that virtue-based ethics is needed to develop a moral agency for sustainable development, as it focuses on the organizational character. In addition, it is proposed that the biosphere (the global sum of all ecosystems) is accepted as the ultimate principal for all planetary agents to avoid an anthropocentric and only inward-looking position typical for ethical theories. Thus, a business organization can work as a nexus for virtue and develop a moral agency that contributes to the well-being of the biosphere and all of its members.
Subject: 512 Business and Management
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