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1 January 1997 Financial Analysts Journal Volume 53, Issue 1

Ethics in Finance II

  1. John Dobson

The best way to approach professional ethics, whether in the finance profession or elsewhere, is from the perspective of virtue-ethics theory. This theory places particular emphasis on the character and motivations of an individual professional and on the organizational community in which the individual acts. This article extends and clarifies the central argument of an earlier article on financial ethics. Several real-world examples illustrate the role of virtue ethics in professionalism.

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