Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Business Ethics Quarterly: Virtue and the Common Good

Call for Manuscripts
Business Ethics Quarterly
Reviving Tradition: Virtue and the Common Good
in Business and Management
Due July 15, 2010

Guest Editors:
Alejo José G. Sison, University of Navarre
Joan Fontrodona, IESE Business School
Edwin Hartman, Stern School of Business, New York University

Virtue ethics is one of several major options for a framework in the theory and practice of business ethics. Unlike the commonly invoked deontological and consequentialist approaches that focus on justice, rights, or utility, virtue ethics is little used and less understood. A review of the business ethics literature reveals the dominance in business ethics of rule-based approaches in theory and practice. Related areas of theory and practice, such as corporate social responsibility, also typically are characterized by rule-based approaches to a company?s relationship to the environment and society. And a cursory look at popular media shows that consequentialist ethics is popular as well; many executives find the maximization of profit to be the preeminent purpose for most of their actions, notwithstanding their readiness to repeat official company slogans to the contrary...read more

Manuscripts should be prepared according to BEQ guidelines for contributors (http://www.businesethicsquarterly.org) and submitted by July 15, 2010 through BEQ's online manuscript submission system (http://editorialexpress.com/beq). Please include a reference to ?Special Issue: Virtue and the Common Good? in the ?Comments? box of the submissions website. Papers will be subject to a double-blind review and acceptance will be determined by the guest editors together with the regular editors of BEQ. For further information, please contact guest editor Alejo José G. Sison (ajsison@unav.es).

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