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The Heart of a Business Ethic: The Hansen-Wessner Memorial Lecture Series
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  • Donald E. Holt
  • Donald E. Gibson, Fairfield University
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Series Editor: Donald E. Holt

Contributing author: Donald E. Gibson

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Book Contribution
Description/Summary

Donald Gibson is a contributing author, The Nature of the Exercise of Authority: Response.”, pp, 166-169.

Book description: Over the past several years a cascade of corporate scandals have erupted. Savings and provisions for retirement have shrunk drastically. Jobs have been lost. One of the world's largest and best-known accounting firms is gone. Ordinary people have been hurt and they have lost confidence in business leaders. The on-going public debate over business ethics and corporate reform points to one common conclusion: Things cannot be corrected by simply adding more laws and new rules. The solution will come from high moral leadership. The Heart of A Business Ethic is based on the Hansen-Wessner Lectureship Series established by the ServiceMaster Foundation to consider the source of moral authority and ethical behavior in business. The eight lectures in this series were presented at major universities in the U.S. and Britain, and brought together some of the most distinguished business experts of our time. What they have to say is important for business teachers and students, and business leaders at every level. The scandals at Enron, Tyco and others have generated many books on business ethics, but none offer the expertise or breadth of thinking that this volume does. The Heart of A Business Ethic is useful to professors, students, and practitioners who not only want to understand what has happened, but who also want to think through the basis for a new standard of morality in business. -- Publisher description.

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ISBN
9780761831884
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Publication Information

Gibson, D. E. 2005. “The Nature of the Exercise of Authority: Response.” In Donald E. Holt (Ed.), The Heart of a Business Ethic: The Hansen-Wessner Memorial Lecture Series, p. 166-169. New York: University Press of America.

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Copyright 2005 University Press of America

Citation Information
Donald E. Holt and Donald E. Gibson. "The Heart of a Business Ethic: The Hansen-Wessner Memorial Lecture Series" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/donald_gibson/9/