An Ethical Analysis of Organizational Power at Salomon Brothers

  title={An Ethical Analysis of Organizational Power at Salomon Brothers},
  author={Denis E. Collins},
  journal={Business Ethics Quarterly},
  pages={367 - 377}
  • D. Collins
  • Published 1 July 1992
  • Business
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
Michael Lewis’ book, Liar's Poker, presents a scary picture of behavior within the investment community. While this portrayal is interesting in its own right, it presents us with an opportunity to subject real business behavior to analysis and suggestions for reform. As such, the issues raised here transcend a mere review of the book's plot and prose. Real business behavior, described in gory detail by Lewis, will provide the basis for a moral analysis. Machiavelli's The Prince will provide the… 
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