Stepping down rather than up: the ethical option for business in our troubling times
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Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times
Joanne B. Ciulla and Tobey K. Scharding
In an interview with the New York Times in August of 2017, the Chief Executive of Apple Computers, Tim Cook was quoted to have said that because government was becoming ‘less functional’ and ‘less able to work at the speed it once did’, businesses and other areas of society needed to ‘step up’ to fulfil the roles that government once played (Sorkin, 2017). This chapter argues a contrary view: that the truly ethical response for business in our troubling times is to step ‘down’, rather than ‘up’.
Leadership, Management & Business
Ladkin, D. (2019). Stepping down rather than up: the ethical option for business in our troubling times. Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789903058