Developing ethical business practices

Developing ethical business practices

This article by Dr. Hershey H. Friedman, professor of Business and Marketing at the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, proposes a set of guidelines drawn from the Hebrew Bible that can be used to form a code of ethics for business. For example, Principle 8 is “Not giving bad advice to the unwary or placing temptation before the morally weak.” It is helpful to observe these guidelines are not simply about playing fairly; they redirect the sellers of goods and services toward making a positive contribution for their customers and communities.