Arguments in Solomon’s “A Better Way To Think About Business”

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Arguments in Solomon’s "A Better Way To Think About Business"
Solomon’s (1999) premise for writing A Better Way To Think About Business is that companies are currently facing philosophical and ethical problems. His idea is that business, at its core, has some fundamental flaws which prevent positive actions that can provide benefit to all stakeholders. Solomon (1999) argues, as Aristotle did in the past, that commercial actions are not natural and moral as a whole, because of the fact that they are focussed on the bottom line rather than their broader stakeholder community. Companies need to be able to hold themselves to a high standard in which they strive to do right by their stakeholders on an ongoing basis, and this same standard...
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.....s. Companies are often led by individuals who are driven by such a need for financial success that they manipulate the company’s operations and the people around them. Because of this, I believe that companies must conduct a critical analysis of business leadership principles. If we can do this, we will we be able to make a difference in a company’s ability to maintain it ethical principles over the long term and create a culture of integrity.References
Carr, A. (1968). Is Business Bluffing Ethical? Harvard Business Review.
Friedman, M. (1970). The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits. The New York Times Magazine, September 13.
Solomon, R. (1999). A Better Way To Think About Business. Oxford: Oxford University Press.