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Author Arnal, Juliette
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword industrial policy ♦ Economic ethics ♦ ethical standards ♦ industrial economics ♦ industrial policy. ♦ Ethique économique ♦ norme éthique ♦ économie industrielle ♦ politique industrielle. ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances
Abstract Beyond the presupposed cleavage between economics and ethics, the institutional dimension of economic ethics is to the emphasized. The question is : how can we define collective legal rules which concern the whole society ? The other great issue of ethics formalization is then the implementation on the level of firms. The firm can use a large scope of instruments in order to formalize economic ethics. The asset of ethical standards is that they represent a specific way of coordination. They bring positive effects such as the fall of coordination cost and the reduction of uncertainty. Ethical standards can be regarded as a way to get information. They are also a way to formalize a "common morality", or even an universal morality in a Kantian conception. The central issue, regarding ethical standards, remains its origin and its construction.
ISSN 16240340
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-11-01