Corporate governance and ethics: a feminist perspective
Ahmed, Pervaiz K.
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Machold, S., Ahmed, P. K., Farquhar, S. (2008) Corporate governance and ethics: a feminist perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 81(3), pp. 665-678.
The mainstream literature on corporate governance is based on the premise of conflicts of interest in a competitive game played by variously defined stakeholders and thus builds explicitly and/or implicitly on masculinist ethical theories. This article argues that insights from feminist ethics, and in particular ethics of care, can provide a different, yet relevant, lens through which to study corporate governance. Based on feminist ethical theories, the article conceptualises a governance model that is different from the current normative orthodoxy.