Title

The Relevance and Value of Confucianism in Contemporary Business Ethics

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This article examines the relevance and value of Confucian Ethics to contemporary Business Ethics by comparing their respective perspectives and approaches towards business activities within the modern capitalist framework, the principle of reciprocity and the concept of human virtues. Confucian Ethics provides interesting parallels with contemporary Western-oriented Business Ethics. At the same, it diverges from contemporary Business Ethics in some significant ways. Upon an examination of philosophical texts as well as empirical studies, it is argued that Confucian Ethics is able to provide some unique philosophical and intellectual perspectives in order to forge a richer understanding and analysis of the field of contemporary Business Ethics.

Discipline

Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Commercial Law

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Journal of Business Ethics

Volume

77

Issue

3

First Page

347

ISSN

0167-4544

Publisher

Kluwer

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