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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2008 Oct 2008

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2008

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2008 Jul 2008

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2008

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2008 Apr 2008

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2008

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Corporate Ethics, Agency, And The Theory Of The Firm, Robert J. Rhee Jan 2008

Corporate Ethics, Agency, And The Theory Of The Firm, Robert J. Rhee

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This conference paper suggests that the problem of corporate ethics cannot be reduced to the autonomous person. Although the greatest influence on action and choice is one's moral constitution, it does not follow that the agent's behavior is the same within or without the firm. Ethics is a function of corporate form. The theory of agency cannot dismiss the firm as a fiction or metaphorical shorthand since that which does not exist should not be able to cause ethical breakdowns in corporate action. Thus, the theory of the firm, which emphasizes profit and wealth maximization, should incorporate a ...