Kindle version of “What Business Ethics Can Learn from Entrepreneurship”

Stephen Hicks’ essay is now available at Amazon in Kindle e-book format. It was for awhile on the Social Science Research Network’s “Top Ten” list of papers in the Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network.It has also been translated into Serbo-Croatian translation [pdf].

Here’s the abstract: “Entrepreneurship is increasingly studied as a fundamental and foundational economic phenomenon. It has, however, received less attention as an ethical phenomenon. Much contemporary business ethics assumes its core application purposes to be (1) to stop predatory business practices and (2) to encourage philanthropy and charity by business. Certainly predation is immoral and charity has a place in ethics, neither should be the first concerns of ethics. Instead, business ethics should make fundamental the values and virtues of entrepreneurs – i.e., those self-responsible and productive individuals who create value and trade with others to win-win advantage.”

These books and essays of Stephen Hicks are also available on Kindle:

Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault
Nietzsche and the Nazis
Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics
Free Speech and Postmodernism

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About William Kline

William Kline is an associate professor in the department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
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