Does virtuous behavior contribute to business success? And is virtues ethics a superior alternative to corporate social responsibility in business ethics?
This volume combines empirical and theoretical contributions from a range of different contexts on the role of virtues in entrepreneurship. It show the contemporary relevance of virtue theory in analyzing markets as well as business development.
Virtues may be regarded as a kind of competencies, which are essential in an entrepreneurial society. This bears consequences for how we educate future business leaders, but also for how economists and policymakers should look on markets and for-profit firms.
A special introduction is written by Professor Deirdre McCloskey.
The editors, Nils Karlson, Mikolaj Norek and Karl Wennberg, are all affiliated with the Ratio Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.