CC: firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: 5/3/2009 1:33:50 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: RE-IMAGINING THE MORALITY OF MANAGEMENT: A MODERN VIRTUE ETHICS APPROACH
Dear Professor Moore,
I read your article with great interest and think I generally understand it.
I contend that corporate wrongdoing is conceived, designed and implemented by individual corporate officers, employees, agents, and others, and that ethical business conduct is fostered by holding those individuals accountable. I further contend that the US civil liability system undermines business ethics because it distracts attention and diverts economic resources away from establishing clear guidelines governing actions on behalf of a corporation and holding officers, employees and others individually accountable under those guidelines. My contentions are set forth at length in this article: Does the Law Undermine Business Ethics?
Do you think my above contentions about corporate wrongdoing and about the US civil liability system undermining business ethics possess any material validity? (I hope your being in the UK does not undermine asking you the foregoing question.) Are you aware of any scholarship that discusses this idea?
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