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By Josep M. Lozano

This ebook is a research of the middle concerns within the box of commercial ethics from either an old and a scientific perspective. It analyzes company social accountability, stakeholders, moral codes, company cultures, and different matters. however the research occurs inside a framework especially designed via the writer with a purpose to combine a number of the dimensions of present-day company ethics. This integration is associated with an interpretation of commercial ethics as an organizational studying technique within the context of the social and cultural adjustments because of the emergence of a data society. This technique makes it attainable to undertake a spotlight and language, which could at the same time keep in mind moral matters and company and organizational improvement. a prior model of the booklet (written in Catalan) used to be provided the 1998 Joan Sard� Dexeus prize for top booklet on company economics by means of the Catalan organization of Economists.

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This is, in sum, what in my opinion is expressed by the tension detected within BE; it is a tension that can scarcely be resolved if BE only looks to itself for resources. As soon as the company is considered as a social institution, BE needs to be placed within a minimal framework of ethics that then makes it possible to wholeheartedly accept the pluralism of values and sustain different ethical options and commitments. Ultimately, the issue here is nothing other than the challenge of discovering how to approach the integration of conventional and postconventional approaches with organizational ethics.

The idea is to elaborate a proposal that enables us to rethink business reality in a way that takes into account the demands of business and the demands of ethics from the very outset, without trying to join them as if they were two separately constituted approaches. Otherwise, it is clear that one of the most important dangers threatening BE is that it may end up diluting morality in an organizational culture, in identifying the former with the latter if it is understood as a way of managing organizational values.

371) " Kerhuel, 1990, p. 19 " Fasching, 19R I, p. 64. BUSINESS ETHICS: AN ON-GOING PROCESS 25 development of these societies. "n Our "society of organizations" (Drucker, 1992, Perrow, 1987) has ultimately turned human life into a corporate ecosystem in which "the company is no longer an organizational system but an arrangement of various levels of operation. " 14 Thus BE does not have to devote itself to debating the definitions of the company, but to understanding -together with other approaches- its reality.

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