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Business Ethics: An Economically Informed Perspective

Christoph Lutge and Matthias Uhl


Business ethics continues to gain importance in the curricula of business studies courses. This book provides a comprehensive overview of both the essential concepts of business ethics related to the economy as a whole, and the more narrowly understood corporate ethics related to the individual company. In contrast to other works on the same topic, special emphasis is placed on a coherent theoretical foundation that puts tools of economic analysis, including behavioral economics, at the center. In particular, the importance of both empirical research and dilemma structures for business ethics ... More

Keywords: corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, prisoner’s dilemma, company scandals, globalization, human rights, poverty, sustainability, bounded ethicality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198864776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198864776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Lutge, author
Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Munich

Matthias Uhl, author
Junior Research Group Leader, Technical University of Munich