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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 14, 2003

Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting

Darlene Bay, Kim McKeage, Jeffrey McKeage
Pages 20-28

And Justice for All
A Critical Examination of the State of Business Ethics Research

This paper suggests that an ethic of care might serve as a useful alternative to the justice perspective that is the current dominant paradigm in business ethics research. As a system of personal ethics, an ethic of care has not been used for a variety of reasons, even though it may provide some distinct advantages in discussing behavior in a business environment. On the institutional level, an ethic of care may provide a better fit than the justice perspective, allowing a clearer focus on the how business, as a system, fits into the larger society.

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