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Ethical Innovation in Business and the Economy

Ethical Innovation in Business and the Economy

Studies in TransAtlantic Business Ethics series

Edited by Georges Enderle and Patrick E. Murphy

Innovation has become a buzzword that promises dramatic changes in almost every field of business. Absent from this attention is a serious discussion of the ethical sides of dramatic change. To address this, editors Georges Enderle and Patrick E. Murphy gather a team of experts to fully examine the ethics of innovation within business and the economy in this standout addition to the Studies in TransAtlantic Business Ethics series.

Chapter 1: Ethical innovation in business and the economy – a challenge that cannot be postponed

Georges Enderle

Subjects: business and management, business ethics and trust, business leadership

Abstract

Chapter 1 by Georges Enderle explicates some major perspectives of this book. It places, first, the question of ethical innovation in business and the economy in the contemporary context of globalization, sustainability, and financialization. It then discusses and clarifies the concepts of business ethics, innovation, and creativity. Thereafter, as innovation plays a central role in business and the economy, their purpose is defined as the creation of wealth in a comprehensive sense. The chapter concludes with an overview of the book and a short introduction to the subsequent chapters.