Chapter 40. Business Ethics

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Patricia H. Werhane and
  2. R. Edward Freeman

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch40

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Werhane, P. H. and Freeman, R. E. (2005) Business Ethics, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch40

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621



  • business ethics;
  • ethical decision-making;
  • ethics and business;
  • moral agency and responsibility;
  • corporate behavior


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Two Traditional Topics in Business Ethics: Agency and Responsibility

  • Traditional Business Ethics and the Separation Thesis

  • Stakeholder Theory

  • Emerging Lines of Research

  • Some Contemporary Topics

  • Conclusion