Guiding Principles of Jewish Business Ethics

TitleGuiding Principles of Jewish Business Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGreen, RM
JournalBusiness Ethics Quarterly
Volume7
Issue2
Pagination21-30
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1052-150X
AbstractThis discussion develops six of the most important guiding principles of classical Jewish business ethics and illustrates their application to a complex recent case of product liability. These principles are: 1) the legitimacy of business activity and profit; 2) the divine origin and ordination of wealth (and hence the limits and obligations of human ownership); 3) the pre-eminent position in decision making given to the protection and preservation (sanctity) of human life; 4) the protection of consumers from commercial harm; 5) the avoidance of fraud and misrepresentation in sales transactions; and 6) the moral requirement to go beyond the letter of the law.
NotesCover Date: March 1997.Source Info: 7(2), 21-30. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-3. Subject: BUSINESS ETHICS; ETHICS; JEWISH; PRINCIPLE; TORAH. Update Code: 20100311.
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