Cantor Fitzgerald and September 11


Ethics and Business Law

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9/11, business ethics, just compensation, meaningful work


On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald, a New York-based bond brokerage firm with offices in the World Trade Center, lost 658 of 960 New York employees. This teaching case study provides information to support analysis of decisions required by firm management in the aftermath of an unprecedented and unimaginable tragedy. The case also provides an opportunity to consider what is just compensation for victims of such a tragedy in the context of a global economy rife with inequality, and what is the importance of meaningful work.

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Journal of Business Ethics Education

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Vol 9

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