Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics

Volume 1, 2006

by Laszlo Zsolnai (Volume editor)
©2006 Thesis 222 Pages


This volume comprises the work of twenty scholars and practitioners from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Contributors represent a diversity of fields including organizational science, economics, systems theory, personality psychology, business ethics, finance, management, philosophy, political science, sociology, and ecology. All the papers stand for a more human and ethical approach to economics and business.
The first part contains challenging papers on the myth of rationality, corporate social responsibility, critical pragmatism, moral disengagement mechanisms, and ethical decision-making. The papers listed under ‘Innovative Practices and Policy Reforms’ address issues of authenticity in business, sustainable investments, ethical consumerism, and happiness in economics. The Opinions section focuses on the ecological sustainability of business. The Debate section concentrates on the ethics management paradox, which states that opportunistic ethical initiatives fail. Only genuine ethics works in business.


ISBN (Softcover)
Business Ethic Economic Politic Sociology
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2006. 222 pp.

Biographical notes

Laszlo Zsolnai (Volume editor)

The Editor: Laszlo Zsolnai is professor and director of the Business Ethics Center at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He is chairman of the Business Ethics Inter-faculty Group of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). He is editor of the Frontiers of Business Ethics book series at Peter Lang in Oxford and is editorial board member of the International Journal of Social Economics, International Journal of Spirituality and Management, Business Ethics: An European Review, Finance and the Common Good, Society and Economy, and Society and Business Review.


Title: Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics