Skip to main content
Integrative Economic Ethics
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 35
  • Cited by
    This book has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Dierksmeier, Clause 2016. What is ‘Humanistic’ About Humanistic Management?. Humanistic Management Journal,

    Dierksmeier, Claus 2016. Reframing Economic Ethics.

    Georgallis, Panayiotis 2016. The Link Between Social Movements and Corporate Social Initiatives: Toward a Multi-level Theory. Journal of Business Ethics,

    Hansen, Erik G. and Schaltegger, Stefan 2016. The Sustainability Balanced Scorecard: A Systematic Review of Architectures. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 133, Issue. 2, p. 193.

    Kallhoff, Angela 2016. The Normative Limits of Consumer Citizenship. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol. 29, Issue. 1, p. 23.

    Clegg, Stewart R. 2015. Reflections: Why Old Social Theory Might Still be Useful. Journal of Change Management, Vol. 15, Issue. 1, p. 8.

    Enderle, Georges 2015. Exploring and Conceptualizing International Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 127, Issue. 4, p. 723.

    Gonin, Michael 2015. Adam Smith’s Contribution to Business Ethics, Then and Now. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 129, Issue. 1, p. 221.

    McDonald, Ross 2015. Leveraging Change by Learning to Work with the Wisdom in the Room: Educating for Responsibility as a Collaborative Learning Model. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 131, Issue. 3, p. 511.

    Mueller, Susan Brahm, Taiga and Neck, Heidi 2015. Service Learning in Social Entrepreneurship Education: Why Students Want to Become Social Entrepreneurs and How to Address Their Motives. Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 23, Issue. 03, p. 357.

    Wettstein, Florian and Baur, Dorothea 2015. “Why Should We Care about Marriage Equality?”: Political Advocacy as a Part of Corporate Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics,

    Wettstein, Florian 2015. Normativity, Ethics, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Critical Assessment. Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 14, Issue. 2, p. 162.

    Aßländer, Michael S. and Curbach, Janina 2014. The Corporation as Citoyen? Towards a New Understanding of Corporate Citizenship. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 120, Issue. 4, p. 541.

    Beckmann, Markus Hielscher, Stefan and Pies, Ingo 2014. Commitment Strategies for Sustainability: How Business Firms Can Transform Trade-Offs Into Win-Win Outcomes. Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 23, Issue. 1, p. 18.

    Dierksmeier, Claus and Hoegl, Katharina 2014. Another State of Mind.

    Jäger, Urs P. and Schröer, Andreas 2014. Integrated Organizational Identity: A Definition of Hybrid Organizations and a Research Agenda. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Vol. 25, Issue. 5, p. 1281.

    Nambiar, Prithi and Chitty, Naren 2014. Meaning Making by Managers: Corporate Discourse on Environment and Sustainability in India. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 123, Issue. 3, p. 493.

    Wörsdörfer, Manuel 2014. Individual versus Regulatory Ethics: An Economic-Ethical and Theoretical-Historical Analysis of German Neoliberalism. OEconomia, Vol. 2013, Issue. 04, p. 523.

    Clegg, Stewart R. Jarvis, Walter P. and Pitsis, Tyrone S. 2013. Making strategy matter: Social theory, knowledge interests and business education. Business History, Vol. 55, Issue. 7, p. 1247.

    Murphy, Matthew and Vives, Jordi 2013. Perceptions of Justice and the Human Rights Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 116, Issue. 4, p. 781.

  • Export citation
  • Recommend to librarian
  • Recommend this book

    Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

    Integrative Economic Ethics
    • Online ISBN: 9780511488658
    • Book DOI:
    Please enter your name
    Please enter a valid email address
    Who would you like to send this to? *
  • Buy the print book

Book description

Integrative Economic Ethics is a highly original work that progresses through a series of rational and philosophical arguments to address foundational issues concerning the relationship between ethics and the market economy. Rather than accepting market competition as a driver of ethical behaviour, the author shows that modern economies need to develop ethical principles that guide market competition, thus moving business ethics into the realms of political theory and civic rationality. This book was in its fourth edition in the original German in 2008, this English translation of Peter Ulrich's development of a fresh integrative approach to economic ethics will be of interest to all scholars and advanced students of business ethics, economics, and social and political philosophy.


Review of the hardback:‘Peter Ulrich’s book, Integrative Economic Ethics, is most timely and prescient. The field of economics has sometimes imagined itself as a science governed by pure rationality. Yet economics has to do with human relationships that create, sustain, or destroy markets. As such, economics is inherently normative. Ulrich’s focus on economic ethics addresses this concept critically and directly. This book firmly closes the alleged gap between economics and ethics by questioning that separation in the literature and by presenting sustained arguments for the concept of economic ethics.’

Patricia Werhane - Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia

    • Aa
    • Aa
Refine List
Actions for selected content:
Select all | Deselect all
  • View selected items
  • Export citations
  • Download PDF (zip)
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to Dropbox
  • Send to Google Drive
  • Send content to

    To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about sending content to .

    To send content to your Kindle, first ensure is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

    Note you can select to send to either the or variations. ‘’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

    Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

    Please be advised that item(s) you selected are not available.
    You are about to send:

Save Search

You can save your searches here and later view and run them again in "My saved searches".

Please provide a title, maximum of 40 characters.

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Aristotle , Nichomachean Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).

B. Barber , ‘An American Civic Forum: Civil Society between Market Individuals and the Political Community’, Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (1996), pp. 269–83.

H. Becker / D. J. Fritzsche , ‘Business Ethics: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Managers’ Attitudes’, Journal of Business Ethics 6 (1987), pp. 289–95.

G. Brennan / L. Lomasky , Democracy and Decision: The Pure Theory of Electoral Preference (Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

J. M. Buchanan / G. Tullock , The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1962).

A. Chan / R. Ross , ‘Racing to the Bottom: International Trade without a Social Clause’, Third World Quarterly 24/6 (2003), pp. 1011–28.

R. Coase , ‘The Problem of Social Cost’, The Journal of Law and Economics 3 (1960), pp. 1–44.

J. Cunliffe / G. Erreygers , ‘Basic Income? Basic Capital! Origins and Issues of a Debate’, Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (2003), pp. 89–110.

C. R. Sunstein , ‘Beyond the Republican Revival’, The Yale Law Journal 97 (1988), pp. 1539–90.

Taylor, Ch., ‘Cross Purposes: The Liberal-Communitarian Debate’, in N. L. Rosenblum (ed.), Liberalism and the Moral Life (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1989), pp. 159–82.

U. Thielemann , ‘A Brief Theory of the Market – Ethically Focused’, International Journal of Social Economics 27/1 (2000), pp. 6–31.

Ulrich, P.,‘Der spezielle Blick der allgemeinen BWL für die ökonomischen Dinge der Unternehmensführung’, in W. Kirsch / A. Picot (eds.), Die Betriebswirtschaftslehre im Spannungsfeld zwischen Generalisierung und Spezialisierung. Edmund Heinen zum 70. Geburtstag (Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1989), pp. 137–54.

Ulrich, P.,‘Integrative Economic Ethics – Towards a Conception of Socio-Economic Rationality’, in P. Koslowski (ed.), Contemporary Economic Ethics and Business Ethics (Berlin/Heidelberg/New York: Springer, 2000), pp. 37–54.

Ulrich, P.,‘Republikanischer Liberalismus und Corporate Citizenship: Von der ökonomistischen Gemeinwohlfiktion zur republikanisch-ethischen Selbstbindung wirtschaftlicher Akteure’, in H. Münkler / H. Bluhm (eds.), Gemeinwohl und Gemeinsinn, Bd. IV: Zwischen Normativität und Faktizität (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2002), pp. 273–91.

Ulrich, P.,‘“Symbolisches Management”: Ethisch-kritische Anmerkungen zur gegenwärtigen Diskussion über Unternehmenskultur’, in Ch. Lattmann (ed.), Die Unternehmenskultur (Heidelberg: Physica, 1990), pp. 277–302.

Ulrich, P.,‘Unternehmensethik – diesseits oder jenseits der betriebswirtschaftlichen Vernunft?’, in Ch. Lattmann (ed.), Ethik und Unternehmensführung (Heidelberg: Physica, 1988), pp. 96–116.

P. Ulrich / Ch. Sarasin (eds.), Facing Public Interest: The Ethical Challenge to Business Policy and Corporate Communications (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer, 1995).

P. Ulrich / U. Thielemann , ‘How Do Managers Think about Market Economies and Morality? Empirical Enquiries into Business-ethical Thinking Patterns,’ Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1993), pp. 879–98; reprinted in an abridged version in Gibson (ed.), Business Ethics, pp. 52–60.

R. J. Veen , ‘Real Freedom versus Reciprocity: Competing Views on the Justice of Unconditional Basic Income’, Political Studies (1998), pp. 140–63.

Ph Parijs ., ‘Reciprocity and the Justification of an Unconditional Basic Income. Reply to Stuart White’, Political Studies (1997), pp. 327–30.

W. Ver Eecke , ‘The Concept of a “Merit Good”: The Ethical Dimension in Economic Theory and the History of Economic Thought or the Transformation of Economics into Socio-Economics’, Journal of Socio-Economics 27/1 (1998), pp. 133–53.

J. A. Waters , ‘Catch 20.5: Corporate Morality as an Organizational Phenomenon’, Organizational Dynamics (1978), pp. 3–19.

B. Waxenberger / L. Spence , ‘Reinterpretation of a Metaphor: from Stakes to Claims’, Strategic Change 12 (2003), pp. 239–49.

C. C. Weizsäcker , ‘Notes on Endogenous Change of Tastes’, Journal of Economic Theory 3 (1971), pp. 345–72.

S. White , ‘Liberal Equality, Exploitation, and the Case for an Unconditional Basic Income’, Political Studies (1997), pp. 312–26.

S. White ,‘The Citizen’s Stake and Paternalism’, Politics and Society 32 (2004), pp. 61–78.

S. White ,The Civic Minimum: On the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).

E. L. Deci / M. R. Ryan , Intrinsic Motivation and Self-determination in Human Behaviour (New York: Plenum, 1985).

H. Demsetz , ‘The Exchange and Enforcement of Property Rights’, Journal of Law and Economics 7 (1964), pp. 11–64.

T. Donaldson / L. E. Preston , ‘The Stakeholder Theory of the Corporation: Concepts, Evidence and Implications’, Academy of Management Review 20/1 (1995), pp. 65–91.

Th. Dyllick , Management der Umweltbeziehungen: Öffentliche Auseinandersetzungen als Herausforderung (Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1989).

J. Elster ,The Cement of Society: A Study of Social Order (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

G. Erreygers / T. Vandevelde (eds.), Is Inheritance Legitimate? Ethical and Economic Aspects of Wealth Transfers (Berlin: Springer, 1997).

Fitzmaurice, M., ‘Environmental Protection and the International Court of Justice’, in V. Lowe / M. Fitzmaurice (eds.), Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 293–315.

H. Frankfurt , ‘Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person’, Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971), pp. 5–20.

R. E. Freeman , ‘The Politics of Stakeholder Theory: Some Future Directions’, Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (1994), pp. 401–21.

B. S. Frey , ‘From Economic Imperialism to Social Science Inspiration’, Public Choice 77 (1993), pp. 95–105.

K. Gibson , ‘The Moral Basis of Stakeholder Theory’, Journal of Business Ethics 26/3 (2000), pp. 245–57.

K. E. Goodpaster , ‘Business Ethics and Stakeholder Analysis’, Business Ethics Quarterly 1/1 (1991), pp. 55–71.

A. W. Gouldner , ‘The Norm of Reciprocity: A Preliminary Statement’, American Sociological Review 25 (1960), pp. 161–78.

Habermas, J., ‘A Reply to my Critics’, in: J. P. Thompson / D. Held (eds.), Habermas: Critical Debates (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1982), pp. 219–83.

G. Kirchgässner ,‘Towards a Theory of Low-Cost Decisions’, European Journal of Political Economy 8 (1992), pp. 305–20.

R. Kley , Hayek’s Social and Political Thought (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994).

H. Kliemt , ‘Individualism, Libertarianism and Non-Cognitivism’, Analyse & Kritik 8 (1986), pp. 211–28.

H. Kliemt ,‘The Veil of Insignificance’, European Journal of Political Economy 2/3 (1986), pp. 333–44.

P. Koslowski ,Principles of Ethical Economy, transl. D. W. Lutz (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer, 2001).

S. M. Livesey , ‘Eco-Identity as Discursive Struggle: Royal Dutch/Shell, Brent Spar, and Nigeria’, The Journal of Business Communication 38/1 (2001), pp. 58–91.

H. Ma , ‘Toward Global Competitive Advantage: Creation, competition, cooperation, and co-option’, Management Decision 42/7 (2004), pp. 907–24.

B. Manin , ‘On Legitimacy and Political Deliberation’, Political Theory 15 (1987), pp. 338–68.

J. G. March , ‘The Business Firm as a Political Coalition’, Journal of Politics 24 (1962), pp. 662–78.

F. I. Michelman , ‘Law’s Republic’, The Yale Law Journal 97 (1988), pp. 1493–537.

F. I. Michelman ,‘The Supreme Court 1985 Term. Foreword: Traces of Self-Government’, Harvard Law Review 100 (1986), pp. 4–77.

P. R. Nielsen , ‘Arendt’s Action Philosophy and the Manager as Eichmann, Richard III, Faust or Institution Citizen’, California Management Review 26 (1984), pp. 191–201.

C. Pateman , ‘Democratizing Citizenship: Some advantages of a basic income’, Politics and Society 32 (2004), pp. 89–106.

J. Habermas ,‘Reconciliation through the Public Use of Reason: Remarks on John Rawls’ Political Liberalism’, Journal of Philosophy 92 (1995), pp. 109–31.

F. A. Hayek , ‘Competition as a Discovery Procedure’, in von Hayek, New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), pp. 179–90.

Homann, K., /Hesse, H., et al., ‘Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Ethik’, in H. Hesse (ed.), Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Ethik (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1988), pp. 9–33.

L. T. Hosmer , ‘Managerial Ethics and Microeconomic Theory’, Journal of Business Ethics 3 (1984), pp. 315–25.

G. Keil , Kritik des Naturalismus (Berlin: de Gruyter, 1993).

M. E. Porter , The Competitive Advantage of Nations (New York: Free Press, 1990).

J. Rawls ,‘Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory’, The Journal of Philosophy 77/9 (1980), pp. 515–72.

Rawls, J.,‘The Basic Structure as a Subject’, in A. I. Goldman / J. Kim (eds.), Values and Morals (Dordrecht: Reidel, 1978), pp. 47–71.

J. Rawls ,‘The Idea of an Overlapping Consensus’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 7 (1987), pp. 1–25.

Rusche, Th., ‘Das Diskursmodell der kommunikativen Unternehmensethik’, in H. H. Hinterhuber / A. Al-Ani / G. Handbauer (eds.), Das neue Strategische Management: Elemente und Perspektiven einer zukunftsorientierten Unternehmensführung (Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1996), pp. 301–20.

Schwarz, G., ‘Die ordnungspolitische Verwahrlosung der Schweiz’, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 58, 10/11 March 1990, p. 25. Extended version in G. Radnitzky / H. Bouillon (eds.), Ordnungstheorie und Ordnungspolitik (Berlin: Springer, 1991), pp. 221–38.

H.-W. Sinn ,‘The Pathological Export Boom and the Bazaar Effect: How to Solve the German Puzzle’, World Economy 29/9 (2006), pp. 1157–75.


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 189 *
Loading metrics...

Book summary page views

Total views: 254 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 18th August 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.