The Separation Fallacy

A recent article on the MIT Sloan Review website discusses the role of ethics in business transactions for both the customer and the salesperson. Do we ever consider ethics when making a transaction ourselves? Yes, quite often we do. But do we call upon our ethics in all transactions – or just in cases to benefit ourselves? Read the article HERE for some interesting insights on building long-term ethical relationships in business.

“Cases A and B are examples of what business ethicists call the separation fallacy. This is the tendency in business theory — and in business ethics theory — to separate the business case from the ethics case.”


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