Facing the crisis: Toward a new humanistic synthesis for business

Autores: Mele Carne, Domingo; Argandoña Ramiz, Antonio; Sánchez-Runde Sanchez, Carlos
Título de la revista: Journal of business ethics
ISSN: 0167-4544
Volumen: 99
Número: 1
Páginas: 1 - 4
Fecha de publicación: 2011
This special issue includes a selection of articles presented in this Symposium. But the topic as a whole was more than facing the crisis. It also included the idea of moving toward a new humanistic synthesis for business. Three articles included in this issues deal with the "separation thesis" from different perspectives and posit alternatives. The first rejects the "separation thesis" and states that if social scientists take natural science as a model, they may err in their predictions and may offer facile ethical views. The next article focuses on academic research on business ethics, which includes two perspectives: descriptive and normative. The third article, addresses the tenuous relationship between economics and ethics. The fourth article is a conceptual article which also tries to reconcile economic and moral arguments. The following two articles advance toward a new humanistic synthesis by considering the relational aspect of business relationships. Another article suggests that the dynamics of the structure of human action enable us to link the organizational level of institutions, norms, and culture of the firm which enhance and uphold the possibilities of individual action based on personal virtues. The last article deals with Corporate Social Responsibility, focusing on its technical and political perspectives.