New directions in strategic management and business ethics

Heather Elms*, Stephen Brammer, Jared D. Harris, Robert A. Phillips

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This essay attempts to provide a useful research agenda for researchers in both strategic management and business ethics. We motivate this agenda by suggesting that the two fields started with similar interests, diverged, and are beginning to converge again. We then identify several streams that hold particular promise for developing our understanding of the relationship between strategy and ethics: stakeholder theory, managerial discretion, behavioral strategy, strategy as practice, and environmental sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-425
Number of pages25
JournalBusiness Ethics Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Corporate strategies
  • Business ethics
  • Environmental ethics
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Business structures
  • Social ethics
  • Financial management
  • Environmental management
  • Industrial management
  • Management principles

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