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Conflict of Interest

  1. Michael Davis

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee016

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

How to Cite

Davis, M. 2013. Conflict of Interest. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013


Conflict of interest is regularly in the news – in business, government, the professions, and even the sciences – because, it seems, we cannot help dividing loyalty, for example between family and employer (see Family; Loyalty). We cannot help “serving two masters.”


  • business ethics;
  • practical (applied) ethics;
  • trust;
  • conflict of interest;
  • judgment