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Making corporate governance count: the fusion of ethics and economic rationality

Bhimani, Alnoor (2008) Making corporate governance count: the fusion of ethics and economic rationality. Journal of Management and Governance, 12 (2). p. 135. ISSN 1385-3457

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Abstract

Corporate governance codes extensively appeal to ethical standards of conduct. Rather than being articulated alongside economic axioms, ethical and moral precepts are intertwined within neo-classical economic argumentation across corporate governance standards. This paper explores the fusion between ethics and modern economic rationality and reflects on the scientisation of economics and ethics in academic discourse. The argument is then made that the enlistment of ethics within the epistemologically privileged posture of economics characterises corporate governance codes. The UK Combined Corporate Governance Code of 2006 is analysed to draw out the paper’s contention.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/business/business+for+prof...
Additional Information: © 2008 Journal of management and governance
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Sets: Departments > Accounting and Finance
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008 13:47
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/21364/

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