The Resource The moral responsibility of firms, edited by Eric W. Orts and N. Craig Smith

The moral responsibility of firms, edited by Eric W. Orts and N. Craig Smith

Label
The moral responsibility of firms
Title
The moral responsibility of firms
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eric W. Orts and N. Craig Smith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Individuals are generally considered morally responsible for their actions. Who or what is responsible when those individuals become part of business organizations? Can we correctly ascribe moral responsibility to the organization itself? If so, what are the grounds for this claim and to what extent do the individuals also remain morally responsible? If not, does moral responsibility fall entirely to specific individuals within the organization and can they be readily identified? A perennial question in business ethics has concerned the extent to which business organizations can be correctly said to have moral responsibilities and obligations. In philosophical terms, this is a question of "corporate moral agency." Whether firms can be said to be moral agents and to have the capacity for moral responsibility has significant practical consequences. In most legal systems in the world, business firms are recognized as "persons" with the ability to own property, to maintain and defend lawsuits, and to self-organize governance structures. To recognize that these "business persons" can also act morally or immorally as organizations, however, would justify the imposition of other legal constraints and normative expectations on organizations. In the criminal law, for example, the idea that an organized firm may itself have criminal culpability is accepted in many countries (such as the United States) but rejected in others (such as Germany). This book collects new contributions by leading business scholars in business ethics, philosophy, and related disciplines to extend our understanding of the "moral responsibility of firms."
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
174/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5387
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The moral responsibility of firms, edited by Eric W. Orts and N. Craig Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the moral responsibility of firms: renewed interest in a perennial question of business ethics -- Arguments for moral responsibility of firms -- Arguments against moral responsibility of firms -- New directions in moral responsibility of firms
Control code
ocn976434266
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191801808
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b37516206
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)976434266
  • oso0191058424

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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