Business Ethics from Antiquity to the 19th Century: An Economist’s View – eBook PDF
Business Ethics from Antiquity to the 19th Century, (PDF) integrates elements of business and economic history to study business ethics from antiquity to the nineteenth century. This ebook begins with so-called primitive people, showing how humans started to exchange commodities and goods from trade as a way to prosper and keep the peace. The ancients considered the ethics and value of a business, and many of their reflections affected medieval Catholic thinkers and business participants. Protestants raised working and profit-making to the virtuous and respectable and some groups, like Quakers, came to demonstrate good business ethics. This ebook draws on the work of historians and economists to highlight the importance of religious beliefs, changing technologies, and cultural attitudes, showing that what is believed ethical differs across time and place.
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