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Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics


Stephen R. C. Hicks


Rockford University


Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-26, Winter 2003

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Ayn Rand's radical ethical perspective is applied to key issues in business ethics and contrasted to those perspectives that hold business to be essentially amoral or immoral. Special focus is given to the common assumption that conflicts of interest, either because of innate human badness or because of scarce resources, are fundamental to the human condition. That assumption is rejected in Rand's system, based on her emphasis on the power of human reason to shape one's character and beliefs and its power to develop new resources and cultivate win-win relationships.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Ayn Rand, Business Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, Scarcity, Individualism, Egoism


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Date posted: August 18, 2005  

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Hicks, Stephen R. C., Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics. Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-26, Winter 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=782343

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Rockford University ( email )
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
United States
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