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Daryl Koehn
DePaul University
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    The Ground of Professional Ethics.Daryl Koehn - 1994 - New York: Routledge.
    As each week beings more stories of doctors, lawyers and other professionals abusing their powers, while clients demand extra services as at a time of shrinking resources; it is imperative that all practising professionals have an understanding of professional ethics. In _The Ground of Profesional Ethics_, Daryl Koehn discusses the practical issues in depth, such as the level of service clients can justifiably expect from professionals, when service to a client may be legitimately terminated and circumstances in which client confidences (...)
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  2. A Role for Virtue Ethics in the Analysis of Business Practice.Daryl Koehn - 1995 - Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (3):533-539.
    This article explores differences in the ways in which utilitarian, deontological and virtue/aretic ethics treat of act, outcome, and agent. I argue that virtue ethics offers important and distinctive insights into business practice, insights overlooked by utilitarian and deontological ethics.
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  3. Rethinking feminist ethics: care, trust and empathy.Daryl Koehn - 1998 - New York: Routledge.
    Rethinking Feminist Ethics bridges the gap between women theorists disenchanted with aspects of traditional theories that insist upon the need for some ethical principles. The book raises the question of whether the female conception of ethics based on care, trust and empathy can provide a realistic alternative to the male ethics based on duty and rule bound conception of ethics developed from Kant, Mill and Rawls. Koehn concludes that it cannot, showing how problems for respect of the individual arise also (...)
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    Virtue Ethics, the Firm, and Moral Psychology.Daryl Koehn - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):497-513.
    Business ethicists have increasingly used Aristotelian “virtue ethics” to analyze the actions of business people and to explore the question of what the standard of ethical behavior is. These analyses have raised many important issues and opened up new avenuesfor research. But the time has come to examine in some detail possible limitations or weaknesses in virtue ethics. This paper arguesthat Aristotelian virtue ethics is subject to many objections because the psychology implicit within the ethic is not well-suited for analyzing (...)
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    Integrity as a Business Asset.Daryl Koehn - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 58 (1-3):125-136.
    . In this post-Enron era, we have heard much talk about the need for integrity. Today’s employees perceive it as being in short supply. A recent survey by the Walker Consulting Firm found that less than half of workers polled thought their senior leaders were people of high integrity. To combat the perceived lack of corporate integrity, companies are stressing their probity. This stress is problematic because executives tend to instrumentalize the value of integrity. This paper argues that integrity needs (...)
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    What can eastern philosophy teach us about business ethics?Daryl Koehn - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 19 (1):71 - 79.
    This paper examines what, if anything, "Eastern philosophy" can teach us about business ethics. The whole idea of "Eastern ethics" or so-called "Asian values" is suspect on a number of scores. The paper argues that It is better to refer to specific ideas of particular thinkers influential within one country or tradition. The paper concentrates on the philosophy of two such thinkers – Watsuji Tetsuro of Japan and Confucius. When this more "micro" approach is adopted, we can learn some important (...)
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    Confucian Trustworthiness and the Practice of Business in China.Daryl Koehn - 2001 - Business Ethics Quarterly 11 (3):415-429.
    Confucius’s teachings fall under four headings: “culture, moral conduct, doing one’s best, and being trustworthy in what one says” (7/25).1 Trust or, more precisely, being trustworthy, plays a central role in the Confucian ethic. This paper begins by examining the Confucian concept of trustworthiness. The second part of the paper discusses how the ideal of trustworthiness makes itself felt inbusiness practices within China. The paper concludes by raising and addressing several objections to the Confucian emphasis ontrustworthiness.
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    The Nature of and Conditions for Online Trust.Daryl Koehn - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 43 (1/2):3 - 19.
    As use of the Internet has increased, many issues of trust have arisen. Users wonder: will may privacy be protected if I provide information to this Internet vendor? Will my credit card remain secure? Should I trust that this party will deliver the goods? Will the goods be as described? These questions are not merely academic. A recent Boston Consulting Group study revealed that one out of ten consumers have ordered and paid for items online that never were delivered (Williams, (...)
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    How Would Confucian Virtue Ethics for Business Differ from Aristotelian Virtue Ethics?Daryl Koehn - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 165 (2):205-219.
    Confucianism is potentially relevant to business ethics and business practice in many ways. Although some scholars have seen Confucian thought as applicable to corporate social responsibility :433–451, 2009) and to corporate governance :30–43, 2013), only a few business ethicists :415–431, 2001b; Journal of Business Ethics 116:703–715, 2013; Romar in Journal of Business Ethics 38:119–131, 2002; Lam in The Analects, Penguin Classics, London, 2003; Chan in Journal of Business Ethics 77:347–360, 2008; Woods and Lamond in Journal of Business Ethics 102:669–683, 2011) (...)
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    A Defense of a Thomistic Concept of the Just Price.Daryl Koehn & Barry Wilbratte - 2012 - Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (3):501-526.
    Since St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the first scholastics to analyze the idea of a “just price,” economists, economic historians and philosophers interested in the philosophical underpinnings of the market have focused on Aquinas’s writings. One group insists that Aquinas defined the just price as the payment needed to cover sellers’ labor and material costs. A second camp vehemently counters that Aquinas’s just price is simply the going market price. We argue that neither of these views is correct. The (...)
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    Transforming Our Students: Teaching Business Ethics Post-Enron.Daryl Koehn - 2005 - Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (1):137-151.
    Teachers and managers strive to be determining causes, leading those whom we instruct or supervise to act in some ways rather than others. If we are seeking to be causes, then we ought to admit our mission and monitor how well we are doing. Yet, instead of owning up to our failures, we hide behind claims such as “some students are unteachable because their habits are bad,” or “we have little time to affect our students who are being indoctrinated by (...)
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    Why Saying "I'm Sorry" Isn't Good Enough.Daryl Koehn - 2013 - Business Ethics Quarterly 23 (2):239-268.
    The number of corporate apologies has increased dramatically during the past decade. This article delves into the ethics of apologies offered by chief executive officers (CEOs). It examines ways in which public apologies on the part of a representative (CEO) of a corporate body (the firm) differ from both private, interpersonal apologies, on the one hand, and nation-state/collective apologies, on the other. The article then seeks to ground ethically desirable elements of a corporate apology in the nature or essence of (...)
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    Why Saying "I'm Sorry" Isn't Good Enough.Daryl Koehn - 2013 - Business Ethics Quarterly 23 (2):239-268.
    The number of corporate apologies has increased dramatically during the past decade. This article delves into the ethics of apologies offered by chief executive officers (CEOs). It examines ways in which public apologies on the part of a representative (CEO) of a corporate body (the firm) differ from both private, interpersonal apologies, on the one hand, and nation-state/collective apologies, on the other. The article then seeks to ground ethically desirable elements of a corporate apology in the nature or essence of (...)
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    A Response to Rorty.Daryl Koehn - 2006 - Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (3):391-399.
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    Toward an Ethic of Exchange.Daryl Koehn - 1992 - Business Ethics Quarterly 2 (3):341-355.
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    Applying Aristotelian and Confucian Virtue Ethics to Humane Work in the Business Context.Daryl Koehn - 2022 - Humanistic Management Journal 7 (2):189-209.
    What is humane work? What does such work look like in a business context? This paper articulates two ways of thinking about humane work using an Aristotelian and a Confucian virtue ethics approach. This approach reveals the need to think about (1) work’s connection not merely with autonomy but with self-refinement and self-perfection, with craft, and with the production of genuinely good goods; (2) possible dangers (e.g., the risk of generating envy) of focusing too much on pay issues in connection (...)
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    A virtue ethics critique of ethical dimensions of behavioral economics.Daryl Koehn - 2020 - Business and Society Review 125 (2):241-260.
    Behavioral economics is the latest trendy form of economics. Increasingly theorists are advocating using behavioral economics to do normative ethics or claiming that the behavioralists’ findings render normative claims otiose. I argue in this paper that we should be extremely wary when it comes to accepting any such normative pronouncements. I argue that behavioral economics: (a) minimizes and/or misunderstands the role that character and architectonic life goals play in accounting for the why of ethical behavior, (b) fundamentally misconceives human practical (...)
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    Do Investors See Value in Ethically Sound CEO Apologies? Investigating Stock Market Reaction to CEO Apologies.Daryl Koehn & Maria Goranova - 2018 - Journal of Business Ethics 152 (2):311-322.
    Since the late 1990s, the number of apologies being offered by CEOs of large companies has exploded. Communication and management scholars have analyzed whether and why some of these apologies are more effective or more ethical than others. Most of these analyses, however, have remained at the anecdotal level. Moreover, the practical, economic consequences of apologies have not been examined. Almost no rigorous or systematic empirical work exists that examines whether stakeholders reward firms whose CEOs give apologies that are more, (...)
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    Capitalism & ethics.Gabriel Flynn, Michael Aßländer & Daryl Koehn - 2023 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 32 (S1):1-3.
    Business Ethics, the Environment &Responsibility, Volume 32, Issue S1, Page 1-3, April 2023.
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    Narrative Business Ethics Versus Narratives Within Business Ethics: Problems and Possibilities From an Aristotelian Virtue Ethics Perspective.Daryl Koehn - 2024 - Journal of Business Ethics 189 (4):763-779.
    Applied ethicists’ interest in narratives and narratives ethics has grown steadily. Some thinkers position narratives as supplements to ethics, while others see narratives as new form of ethics comparable to virtue or deontological ethics. In this paper, I analyze some of the main ethical claims being made on behalf of business and literary narratives from the perspective of Aristotelian virtue ethics. I argue that, while narratives can significantly contribute to the development of our character, to a better grasp of virtues (...)
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    Some Modest Proposals for Improving Business Ethics from Primarily an Aristotelian Perspective.Daryl Koehn - 2024 - Journal of Human Values 30 (1):38-51.
    The long-term health of business ethics is suspect. In particular, there are some troubling trends within the discipline’s methodology that should be closely monitored and, in some cases, countered. Furthermore, business ethicists and management theorists should take some steps to make business ethics more robust and more relevant to actual business practice. Part 1 of this article argues that, while the dominance of the social science approach should be curtailed, relations between normative and empirical scholars need not be hostile; on (...)
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    A Response to Rorty.Daryl Koehn - 2006 - Business Ethics Quarterly 16 (3):391-399.
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    On Responsibility in China: Understanding and Practice.Xiaohe Lu & Daryl Koehn - 2015 - Journal of Business Ethics 127 (3):607-622.
    “Responsibility” in Chinese consists of two words: “ze” and “ren” . In modern Chinese, although the two words “ze” and “ren” are mostly used as one word, people can still discern the close relationship between ze and right and between ren and the duty associated with a position or a power. In modern life, however, there is a serious problem with these historically close, key relationships. This paper raises the crucial question: how should we understand and deal with the separation (...)
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    Living with the dragon: thinking and acting ethically in a world of unintended consequences.Daryl Koehn - 2010 - New York: Routledge.
    Preliminary definitions and distinctions -- Causes of unintended consequences -- The challenges unintended consequences pose for standard moral frameworks -- Possible ethical remedies.
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    Can and should businesses be friends with one another and with their stakeholders.Daryl Koehn - 1998 - Journal of Business Ethics 17 (15):1755 - 1763.
    An increasing number of philosophers have suggested that businesses be conceived on the model of friendship. The paper sketches two different models of friendship – Aristotelian and Kantian. This paper examines whether and in what sense these models are appropriate to business. Care must be taken to specify which type of friendship is meant before treating businesses as friendships. Whether businesses can be friends with one another and with their stakeholders depends crucially upon the type of friendship involved.
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    Ethics, Morality, and Art in the Classroom.Daryl Koehn - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics Education 7:213-232.
    Scholars are increasingly interested in possible relationships between aesthetics and ethics and in the pedagogical value of art. This paper considers some specific works of art and explores their multi-faceted relation to ethics and morality. I argue that art has both positive and negative relationships to ethics and morality (which I distinguish in a very rough way as the paper progresses). Art works of various sorts may productively be used in the business ethics classroom,but instructors need to keep in mind (...)
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    Ethics in a Technological Age.Daryl Koehn - 1999 - Business and Society Review 104 (1):57-90.
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    Ethics, Morality, and Art in the Classroom.Daryl Koehn - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics Education 7:213-232.
    Scholars are increasingly interested in possible relationships between aesthetics and ethics and in the pedagogical value of art. This paper considers some specific works of art and explores their multi-faceted relation to ethics and morality. I argue that art has both positive and negative relationships to ethics and morality (which I distinguish in a very rough way as the paper progresses). Art works of various sorts may productively be used in the business ethics classroom,but instructors need to keep in mind (...)
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    Ethical issues connected with multi-level marketing schemes.Daryl Koehn - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 29 (1-2):153 - 160.
    Multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes are one of the fastest growing types of business. However, little has been written about the ethics of MLMs. This oversight is somewhat surprising, especially because some prominent MLMs have been accused of being pyramid schemes. Pyramid schemes were the number one type of internet fraud in 1996, and the fourth most common form of internet fraud in 1997 (National Consumers League, 1997). This paper examines the nature of MLMs and their similarities with and differences from (...)
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    What Is Practical Judgement?Daryl Koehn - 2000 - Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 8 (3):3-18.
  31. The nature of evil.Daryl Koehn - 2005 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    In The Nature of Evil, Daryl Koehn takes us on a sweeping tour of different interpretations of evil. In this timely and serious discussion she argues that evil is not intentional malice, but rather violence that stems from a false sense of self. Violence is not true evil but a symptom of the underlying evil of our failure to really know who we are. Koehn examines situations in which good intentions can have horrific results. She explores such works as The (...)
     
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    Local Insights, Global Ethics for Business.Daryl Koehn (ed.) - 2001 - Rodopi.
    This book evaluates strategies for managing ethical conflict. Macro-approaches that attribute select values to entire peoples and claim supremacy for these values are suspect. A micro-approach, focusing on the ethics of individual thinkers, is better. The study uses the ethics of Confucius and Tetsuro Watsuji to derive a process-based universal ethic that respects local differences yet is not relativistic.
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    Trust and Business.Daryl Koehn - 1997 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 16 (1-2):7-28.
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    Trust and Business.Daryl Koehn - 1997 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 16 (1-2):7-28.
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    The ethics of business: Moving beyond legalism.Daryl Koehn - 1996 - Ethics and Behavior 6 (1):1 – 16.
    The economist Milton Friedman argued that business has only one ethical responsibility: Business has a responsibility to employ all available legal means to increase corporate profits owed to stockholders (Friedman, 1993). In this article, I explore why business students find this argument so attractive. I then argue that, as an account of business ethics, Friedman's legalism is both theoretically and practically unsound. I close with some suggestions as to what would constitute a truly ethical understanding of business practice.
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    Traversing the Inferno.Daryl Koehn - 2000 - Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):255-268.
    The discipline of business ethics traditionally has paid too much attention to articulating and applying the moral law and has devoted too little thinking to the nature and consequences of evil for our souls. For purposes of this discussion, I shall limit myself to Dante’s vision of evil as a diminution of human being. On his journey through hell, Dante encounters the shades—people who, through their own actions, have rendered themselves less than fully human. This paper concentrates especially on the (...)
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    Aesthetics and Business Ethics.Dawn Elm & Daryl Koehn (eds.) - 2014 - Dordrecht: Imprint: Springer.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said, "Ethics is aesthetics." It is unclear what such a claim might mean and whether it is true. This book explores contentious issues arising at the interface of ethics and aesthetics. The contributions reflect on the status of aesthetic en ethical judgments, the relation of aesthetic beauty and ethical goodness and art and character development. The book further considers the potential role art could play in ethical analysis and in the classroom and explores in what respects aesthetics (...)
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    Are Benefit Corporations Truly Beneficial?Daryl Koehn & Michael Hannigan - 2016 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 35 (2):165-178.
    Michael Hannigan is the CEO and co-founder of Give Something Back Office Supplies, the third largest office supply company on the west coast of the United States. Hannigan began his business in 1991, long before any benefit corporation legislation was enacted. He reincorporated his business as a benefit corporation after California passed such legislation in 2011. On April 23, 2015, he spoke at the 22nd Annual Stakeholder Dialogue Speaker Series convened at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, by Daryl Koehn (...)
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    Creative Financial Methods in Giving Back.Daryl Koehn & Michael Pirron - 2016 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 35 (2-3):179-197.
    Michael Pirron is CEO of Impact Makers, an IT consulting firm based in Virginia. Impact Makers decided to reincorporate as a Benefit Corporation when Virginia passed the legislation. In this interview with Professor Daryl Koehn from DePaul University, Pirron discusses why he chose to reincorporate and their organization’s decision to give all their profits to charity. To do this, Impact Makers set up a new financial innovation to protect the social purpose of the organization. They gave all their common stock (...)
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    Creative Financial Methods in Giving Back.Daryl Koehn & Michael Pirron - 2016 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 35 (2-3):179-197.
    Michael Pirron is CEO of Impact Makers, an IT consulting firm based in Virginia. Impact Makers decided to reincorporate as a Benefit Corporation when Virginia passed the legislation. In this interview with Professor Daryl Koehn from DePaul University, Pirron discusses why he chose to reincorporate and their organization’s decision to give all their profits to charity. To do this, Impact Makers set up a new financial innovation to protect the social purpose of the organization. They gave all their common stock (...)
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    Corporate governance metrics for Asian companies: are they reliable indicators of corporate performance?Daryl Koehn & Joe Ueng - 2010 - International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 5 (4):241-260.
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    Dignity in Western Versus in Chinese Cultures: Theoretical Overview and Practical Illustrations.Daryl Koehn & Alicia Leung - 2008 - Business and Society Review 113 (4):477-504.
    Dignity is an important concept in ethics. Human rights organizations justify rights by appealing to human dignity. Prominent politicians have cited the need to protect human dignity and urged the founding of international institutions. The concept of human dignity is often used to evaluate and critique the ethics of select practices. In addition, the idea of dignity is used as a universal principle to ground universalist business ethics.This paper argues that there are substantial differences between the ways in which the (...)
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  43. Does not mean that he must be ruthless, cruel.Daryl Koehn - forthcoming - Ethics in the Workplace: Selected Readings in Business Ethics.
     
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  44. Ethical issues in human resources.Daryl Koehn - 2002 - In Norman E. Bowie (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics. Blackwell. pp. 6--225.
     
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    Employee Vice: Some Competing Models A Response to Moberg.Daryl Koehn - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (1):147-164.
    Abstract:Much of the current discussion of evil within business and professions locates evil within the individual employee. Dennis Moberg (1997) has argued for conceiving of employee viciousness as a lack of self-control. This paper argues, that while some evil behaviors may be well-modelled as instances of low self-control, this model does not fit much of what might qualify as evil (e.g., child-caregivers falsely accusing their fellow employees of ritual child abuse). The paper examines three alternative models of evil, two drawn (...)
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    Figures of Evil in the Business World.Daryl Koehn - 2003 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 22 (3):3-21.
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    From the President.Daryl Koehn - 2003 - The Society for Business Ethics Newsletter 14 (2):1-1.
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    In Memoriam, Ron Duska.Daryl Koehn - 2019 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 38 (2):249-249.
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    John Meriwether and the Promethean hero: A cautionary tale in financial ethics.Daryl Koehn - 2002 - Teaching Business Ethics 6 (1):27-43.
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    “Kantian Virtue Ethics in the Context of Business: How Practically Useful Can It Be?” by Daryl Koehn.Daryl Koehn - 2014 - Business Ethics Journal Review 2 (3):15-21.
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