A Brief on Business Ethics – The Essential Ideas (web publication)
Professor Hugh High examines the evidence for the effectiveness of advertising bans in reducing consumption.
An authoritative, but concise introduction to the life and work of Adam Smith which covers both the Wealth of Nations and his other great works
Prosperity should be companies' main objective
Professor Machan argues that business does something morally worthwhile when it pursues profit, when prosperity is taken to be its main objective. Nevertheless, companies should exercise appropriate concern for other decent objectives apart from profit.
Stakeholder theory and notions of corporate social responsibility may threaten the ethical pursuit of business by introducing compulsion and undermining private property rights. No good deed can be regarded as morally responsible if it is done because it is coerced.
2007, Discussion Paper 17
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Misguided Virtue: False Notions of Corporate Social Responsibility by David Henderson.
The Role of Business in the Modern World by David Henderson.
Corporate Governance: Accountability in the Marketplace by Elaine Sternberg.
Just Business by Elaine Sternberg.