Ethical theory in German business ethics research

Lutz Preuss

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    Abstract

    This article offers an overview over the wide scope business ethics has reached in German speaking countries; works which in their majority are not yet available in English translation. The proposed concepts range from a focus on the individual manager and a focus on moral education of managers, via the procedural model of discourse ethics to pressure group ethics and business ethics from a Christian point of view. Other authors suggest an economic theory of moral behaviour, or see ethics as an assurance for decisions under uncertainty or argue for a more enlightened concept of economic rationality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-419
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Business Ethics
    Volume18
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 1999

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