How Virtuous is Your Firm? A Checklist
Friedman, H. H. & Weiser Friedman, L.(2009). How Virtuous is Your Firm? A Checklist. JBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 14 (1). Retrieved from http://ejbo.jyu.fi
Scholars are noting a change in the way business is being conducted. Many firms --one scholar estimates the number at 15%-- are concerned about values rather than focusing exclusively on maximizing profits. This new kind of capitalism considers factors such as societal needs, quality, needs of employees, and environmental sustainability in business decision making. In addition, a large number of consumers (approximately 70 million Americans), known as values-driven consumers, prefer doing business with companies that have values. This paper provides a checklist that can be used by firms to determine whether or not they are indeed virtuous; if they are not, the authors provide reasons why they should change.
PublisherBusiness and Organization Ethics Network (BON)