Corporate governance and ethics: A feminist perspective

S. MacHold, P.K. Ahmed, S.S. Farquhar

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The mainstream literature on corporate governance is based on the premise of conflicts of interest in a competitive game played by variously defined stakeholders and thus builds explicitly and/or implicitly on masculinist ethical theories. This article argues that insights from feminist ethics, and in particular ethics of care, can provide a different, yet relevant, lens through which to study corporate governance. Based on feminist ethical theories, the article conceptualises a governance model that is different from the current normative orthodoxy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665–678
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2007


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