Title

Post-Credit Crisis: What new concepts are needed? Which old ideas should be abandoned?

Department/School

Ethics and Business Law

Date of this version

2012

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Responsibility, credit crisis, technology, fiduciary duties

Abstract

The recent financial meltdown in the US mortgage markets and the ongoing budgetaThe recent financial meltdown in the US mortgage markets and the ongoing budgetary crises in Europe suggest that we are at an economic and ethical crossroads. What has caused the problems? Do we need to rethink in some fundamental way our ethical notions and some of our practices? These questions clearly are not separable, for, as I shall argue, some of our ideas about corporate responsibilities, technological innovations, and nation states’ ability to regulate corporations have been a cause of the recent problems. Key ethical notions need to be rethought.ry crises in Europe suggest that we are at an economic and ethical crossroads. What has caused the problems? Do we need to rethink in some fundamental way our ethical notions and some of our practices? These questions clearly are not separable, for, as I shall argue, some of our ideas about corporate responsibilities, technological innovations, and nation states’ ability to regulate corporations have been a cause of the recent problems. Key ethical notions need to be rethought.

Published in

Asian Journal of Business Ethics

Citation/Other Information

1(1), 35-45. DOI 10.1007/s13520-011-0004-2