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The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

James O'Toole


This book uses political philosophy to examine the role of the corporation in our culture and its place in creating The Good Society. This book aims to provide business leaders with a practical “compass” to help them navigate the turbulent waters of social change and political conflict. The device helps managers to identify the ideological origins of contemporary political disagreements and understand the philosophical and ethical sources of our differences of opinion about such issues as executive compensation, plant closings, and environmental regulation. The beauty of this “compass” is that ... More

Keywords: political philosophy, corporation, Good Society, culture, social change, political conflict, managers, executives, environmental regulation, cultural diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195096446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James O'Toole, author
University of Southern California Graduate School of Business