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The Phantom Menace of the Responsibility Deficit

John Hasnas

in The Moral Responsibility of Firms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198738534
eISBN:
9780191801808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738534.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The strongest argument for the conclusion that corporations should be held morally responsible for their actions has been advanced by Philip Pettit. Pettit’s argument proceeds in two steps: arguing ... More


Conclusion: The Moral Responsibility of Firms:Past, Present, and Future

Eric W. Orts

in The Moral Responsibility of Firms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198738534
eISBN:
9780191801808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738534.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The Conclusion reflects on some of the major themes raised in the various contributions in the book and suggests some future directions. Drawing on legal understandings, as well as the recent example ... More


Pluralistic Functionalism about Corporate Agency

Waheed Hussain and Joakim Sandberg

in The Moral Responsibility of Firms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198738534
eISBN:
9780191801808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738534.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Liberal democracies today face many important questions about the agency of business corporations, but abstract conceptual analyses of “corporate agency” will not give us the answers. We need to ... More


How Insiders Abuse the Idea of Corporate Personality

Ian Maitland

in The Moral Responsibility of Firms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198738534
eISBN:
9780191801808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738534.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines the practice of attributing moral and legal responsibility to corporations and its potential for abuse in three different contexts. First, the author describes how the concept ... More


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