The Bastiat Society has named Elaine Sternberg's book Just Business: Business Ethics in Action as one of its "Best Books for Business."
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Just Business is a rare and valuable work in the world of business ethics research and advice, a book of practical insights based on a deep study of philosophy. It reassures us that a business committed to maximizing the wealth of its owners can, in fact, be ethical. As Sternberg says, "Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary either to emasculate or to adulterate business for business to be moral."
Sternberg offers closely held businesses and publicly traded corporations a simple and effective set of rules for dealing with ethical questions about corporate governance, personnel, and finance.
Elaine Sternberg has been an international investment banker, an academic philosopher, and head of a successful business. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the London School of Economics, where she was a Lecturer and a Fulbright Fellow.