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Issues in Business Ethics

Applying Care Ethics to Business

Editors: Hamington, Maurice, Sander-Staudt, Maureen (Eds.)

  • Provides fresh and timely insight into ideal business values and commitments
  • Re-examines corporate responsibility and business ethics, in an atmosphere of economic turbulence and new scrutiny of market practices
  • Offers the first book-length analysis of business and economic cases and theories from the perspective of care theory
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Applying Care Ethics to Business is a multidisciplinary collection of original essays that explores the intersection between the burgeoning field of care ethics and business. Care ethics is an approach to morality that emphasizes relational, particularist, and affective dimensions of morality that evolved from feminist theory and today enjoys robust intellectual exploration. Care ethics emerged out of feminist theory in the 1980's and the greatest contribution to moral analysis among Women' Studies scholars. Today, feminists and non-feminist scholars are increasingly taking care ethics seriously. Applying care to the marketplace is a natural step in its maturity. Applying Care Ethics to Business is the first book-length analysis of business and economic cases and theories from the perspective of care theory. Furthermore, given economic turbulence and the resulting scrutiny of market practices, care ethics provides fresh and timely insight into ideal business values and commitments.

In many ways, care ethics’ emphasis upon connection and cooperation as well as the growth and well-being of the other make it appear to be the antithesis of the corporate character. Nevertheless, many contemporary theorists question if traditional moral approaches based on autonomous agents is adequate to address a shrinking and interconnected world—particularly one that is marked by global markets. Applying Care Ethics to Business offers a unique opportunity to rethink corporate responsibility and business ethics.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • An Ethic of Care: A Relational Ethic for the Relational Characteristics of Organizations

    Hawk, Thomas F.

    Pages 3-34

  • Care Ethics and Markets: A View from Feminist Economics

    Nelson, Julie A.

    Pages 35-53

  • Adam Smith Cared, So Why Can’t Modern Economics?: The Foundations for Care Ethics in Early Economic Theory

    Terjesen, Andrew

    Pages 55-72

  • Towards a Caring Economy

    Gatzia, Dimitria Electra

    Pages 73-89

  • Care Ethics and Stakeholder Theory

    Engster, Daniel

    Pages 93-110

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9307-3
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9306-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3726-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applying Care Ethics to Business
Editors
  • Maurice Hamington
  • Maureen Sander-Staudt
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9307-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9307-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9306-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3726-6
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 304
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