Business Peace – A New Theory of the Firm

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This theoretical/conceptual/philosophical study critiques the notion embedded in the extant Theory of the Firm that society benefits when firms collectively pursue profit-maximization as their sole objective. The aim is to present a philosophical basis for treating peace as an essential pursuit of the firm and to propose that the true objectives of a business may be better served by directing resources towards greater peace, with growth and profit targeted as enablers insofar as such pursuits foster and do not threaten peace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Responsibility Research Conference CRRC 2019
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Value Creation for Sustainability
PublisherTampere University
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventCorporate Responsibility Research Conference - Hotel Rosendahl, Tampere, Finland
Duration: 11 Sep 201913 Sep 2019


ConferenceCorporate Responsibility Research Conference
Abbreviated titleCRRC

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