A Comparative Analysis Of Different Business Ethics In The Perspective Of The Common Good

Date Added: Jun 2009
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The paper concerns the connection between different typologies of business ethics (kantian, utilitarian, aristotelic) and the alternative vision of economic development, company's organizational and managerial context together with interest in Common Good more or less associated to profit to which they have given rise. In this comparison virtue ethics stands out for its capacity of creating, specially through the business virtue of generosity, social capital so precious to economic development at every level, for its capability of increasing people's well-being, and for its capacity to make the production of relational goods (among which Common Good), on which people's happiness depends, easier.