Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017)

Conceptual Frameworks of Business Ethics

Authors
Andrey Galukhin, Farid Gusejnov, Elena Malakhova, Elena Novikova
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Andrey Galukhin
Available Online June 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.172How to use a DOI?
Keywords
business ethics; social responsibility; stakeholders; ethical framework; business relationships; morality; rationality; institutionalism
Abstract
The following paper gives an account of the paradigmatic diversity of concepts and approaches applied in business ethics programs. Business ethics is introduced as a part of an interdisciplinary project of inquiry into the regulative foundations of business activity. Business ethics issues are classified with regard to interpersonal, organizational, and systemic contexts of business activity. Business ethics research programs are typically characterized by an a priori scale of moral reasoning, with the emphasis on criticism and complex approaches to moral problems that are independent of the problems of social responsibility. Due to the complexity of moral problems in business, there is a need for a special conceptual framework of ethical reflection and argumentation. The paper differentiates between the basic philosophical frameworks of moral reasoning that are typically applied in business, such as Utilitarianism, Deontology, and Virtue Ethics. These are evaluated in a comparative perspective. Different views on the ways of bringing ethics to business are introduced in terms of the distinction between two basic approaches – that of the moralists and of the institutionalists.
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