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Between Enterprise and Ethics: Business and Management in a Bimoral Society

John Hendry

Abstract

This book explores the evolution and origins of contemporary moral culture, with a particular focus on the challenges it poses for managers and business leaders. It is argued that in today’s bimoral society, people govern their lives by two contrasting sets of principles: those associated with traditional morality and its duties and obligations, which remain powerful even though the authorities supporting them have been considerably weakened; and those associated with the pursuit of self-interest, which have escaped their traditional constraints and acquired a degree of social legitimacy unpar ... More

Keywords: morality, self-interest, moral culture, leadership, organizational culture, corporate governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268634
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268634.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hendry, author
BRESE Professor of Business Administration, School of Business Management, Brunel University, and Fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge
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