CN EN
Advanced

Evolutionary Processes, Moral Luck, and the Ethical Responsibilities of the Manager

Indexed by

SSCI Scopus FT ABDC-A

Abstract

The responsibilities of the manager have been examined through several lenses in the business ethics literature: Kantian (Bowie, ), contractarian (Donaldson and Dunfee, ), consequentialist (Friedman, ), and virtue ethics (Solomon,), to name just four. This paper explores what the ethical responsibilities of the manager would look like if viewed through an evolutionary lens. Discussion is focused on the impact of evolutionary thinking on the process of moral reasoning, rather than on the sources or the substance of morality. The conclusion is reached that the evolutionary lens supports the view that moral luck plays an important role in how we assign ethical responsibilities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Keyword

Author Community

[Velamuri, S. Ramakrishna] CEIBS, 699 Hongfeng Rd, Shanghai 201206, Peoples R China

[Dew, Nicholas] USN, Postgrad Sch, Monterey, CA 93943 USA


Related Article

Source

Journal of Business Ethics

ISSN:0167-4544

Year:2010

Issue:1

Volume:91

Page:113-126

Powered by JCR@2010

ESI Discipline:ECONOMICS & BUSINESS;

Cited Count
W
Loading... 4
C
Loading...
Get Fulltext
Rights and Licenses
Related Keywords
Communities & Collections
Access Stats
Creative Commons Licence
The content of CEIBS Research Online is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).