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Milos Rujevic Ethics In Business My approach to the topic “ethics in business” will start with the slogan on the wall of the main factory hall of the paper factory of Mr. Vapa in Belgrade in the years 1930-44. It read: ”Live, work and give the other to live and work”. It evidently pays consideration to the “other”, as we are not alone, the other is all round, the roundness of the scope of life is emphasized, so harmonize with that fact, watch at both sides of the plot – that is the message of the slogan. Mr. Vapa was religious (Serbian Christian orthodox belief). That belief says “love the neighbor as you love yourself” and “if somebody hits the stone on you, you hit bread onto him”. Men of this status never indulge into a conflict of interest. Such things are completely beyond their perception. Somebody will say: Yes, but this is a story of yesterday, of old times passed. The modern time is, however, quite different. The pace of life is now much quicker, the general profit orientation is too strong, the relations between young and old are disturbed, the general impatience is alarming, the competition is too high, the life is too strenuous. The moral in general is at a low level. That is right, and in the situation described the impetus for a series of malversations and conflicts of interest is highly increased. The profit greed neglects all the moral scruples. The conflicts of interest are numerous in all spheres. And then, we get the assignment topic “moral and business”. A topic too difficult
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course BLAW 201 taught by Professor Drex during the Fall '04 term at Drexel.

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