Rewards of Business Ethics

Cite this article as:"Rewards of Business Ethics," in The Business Professor, updated January 30, 2015, last accessed October 24, 2020,


What are the benefits to business in pursuing ethical business practices?

  • Effect: Note the enormous size of the world’s largest companies.
  • Profits and business ethics are not contradictory.
  • That unethical behavior is a business liability.
  • If ethical self-regulation does not guide business behavior sufficiently, legal regulation often follows quickly.

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