Guiding Principles of Jewish Business Ethics

TitleGuiding Principles of Jewish Business Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGreen, RM
JournalBusiness Ethics Quarterly
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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