Lifeboat Ethics in Business

Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):269-276 (2000)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Lifeboat ethics is an anomalous concept that has been applied to many different situations, such as overpopulation. In thispresentation, Lifeboat Ethics is applied to plant closings (Darlington, Amoco/Neodesha, Chrysler/Kenosha) and downsizing (BP Amoco). The power of the decision maker—not the rights of the employees—determines who will remain, who will be forced overboard, and who will be invited in.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,168

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Lifeboat ethics: Rescuing the metaphor.Diane Brzozowski - 2003 - Ethics, Place and Environment 6 (2):161 – 166.
Sinking the research lifeboat.Susan Finsen - 1988 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 13 (2):197-212.
Regan on the lifeboat problem: A defense.Julian H. Franklin - 2001 - Environmental Ethics 23 (2):189-201.
Lifeboat earth.Onora Nell - 1975 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 4 (3):273-292.
Review essay / lifeboat law.Andrew von Hirsch - 1985 - Criminal Justice Ethics 4 (2):88-94.
Globalization and the Ethics of Business.John R. Boatright - 2000 - Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):1-6.
Report on business ethics in north America.Thomas W. Dunfee & Patricia Werhane - 1997 - Journal of Business Ethics 16 (14):1589-1595.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-01-09

Downloads
46 (#347,115)

6 months
14 (#182,887)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

The Tragedy of the Commons.Garrett Hardin - 1968 - Science 162 (3859):1243-1248.
Business Ethics.Thomas M. Garrett & Richard J. Klonoski - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (6):404-412.
Lifeboat Ethics.Donald W. Shriver - 1976 - Selected Papers From the Annual Meeting: American Society of Christian Ethics 2:17-31.
Business and Society Review.[author unknown] - 2000 - Journal of Business Ethics 23 (4):429-429.

Add more references