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Business and Professional Ethics Journal

ONLINE FIRST

published on July 3, 2015

Javier Pinto Garay
DOI: 10.5840/bpej20157226

The Concept of Work in a Common Good–Based Theory of the Firm

This article proposes a theory of the firm based on the concept of common good provided by the Aristotelic-Thomistic (A-T) and Catholic Social Thought (CST) traditions, with particular attention given to the concept of work. We argue that the incorporation of a concept of work, based on the A-T and CST traditions, provides a better understanding of the firm´s common good in terms of sociability, cooperation, personal fulfillment and friendship. In this manner, taking into account an A-T and CST concept of work, we provide a better understanding of different aspects in which the common good can be achieved within the firm.