Volume 18, Issue 4, October 2008
Jared D. Harris, R. Edward Freeman
The Impossibility of the Separation Thesis
Distinguishing “business” concerns from “ethical” values is not only an unfruitful and meaningless task, it is also an impossible endeavor. Nevertheless, fruitless attempts to separate facts from values produce detrimental second-order effects, both for theory and practice, and should therefore be abandoned. We highlight examples of exemplary research that integrate economic and moral considerations, and point the way to a business ethics discipline that breaks new ground
by putting ideas and narratives about business together with ideas and narratives about ethics.
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