The latest research on the relationship between ethics and business success.
Whether the successful conduct of business can and ought to adhere to ethical
standards and support the social good is especially topical in light of the recent
economic turbulences. Are organizations designed purely as profitmaking
mechanisms that cannot afford to consider ethical principles as they have to
survive under conditions of harsh competition or can adherence to ethical principles
actually be beneficial to economic success? This volume highlights recent research
and theory development pertaining to the relation between ethics and economic
success on various levels (individual, group, organizational, or societal), clarifies
what adherence to ethical standards may mean in a business context, and lays out
a research agenda in order to stimulate future investigations.