Are ethicality and profitability mutually exclusive?

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Abstract

Are ethicality and profitability mutually exclusive? Is it really possible for a firm to achieve both ethicality and profitability at the same time? The conventional view states that business ethics is an oxymoron – ethical and business behaviours must be conflicting as economic profitability is more important than ethicality in business (Duska, 2000). Although some will argue that creating profit can make the world a better place, recent incidents do not seem to support this idea.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeading Integrity
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an organisational ethics
PublisherWarwick Business School
Pages23-25
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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