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The Resource Agoricus : a platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson, Dennis Wittmer

Agoricus : a platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson, Dennis Wittmer

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Agoricus : a platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson
Title
Agoricus
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a platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Wittmer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is written as a dialogue with the central question, "What constitutes the essence of a 'good' businessperson?" Written in the form of a Platonic dialogue, this is an imaginary exchange between Socrates and Agoricus, the fictitious son of a well-respected businessperson of Athens at a time of unethical business practice. Various qualities are entertained in terms of defining a successful and good businessperson, including producing quality products at low prices, effective sales techniques, creativity and innovation, respectful treatment of the customer, business "knowhow" (e.g. accounting), contributing to the community welfare, as well as being honest and trustworthy. Eventually the discussion winds its way to a kind of care and concern for customer welfare and satisfaction, leaving the initial question partially answered, while raising another question related to the proper way of teaching business. Connections to classical and contemporary business readings are made throughout the dialogue by the use of footnotes. The dialogue could be used with various graduate and undergraduate audiences, and it can be used in various ways, including class discussion regarding whether business should be conceived as a profession and whether ethical conduct lies at the heart of business. This only adopts the format of a Platonic dialogue for purposes of exploring the question. However, the dialogue does not claim to represent the ideas or position that Socrates or Plato might take on the question at hand
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Wittmer, Dennis
Dewey number
158.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.S8
LC item number
W58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
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  • Socrates
  • Agoricus
  • Businesspeople
  • Business ethics
  • Industrial management
  • Businesspeople
  • Business ethics
  • Industrial management
Target audience
specialized
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Agoricus : a platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson, Dennis Wittmer
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Publication
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  • Originally Published InWittmer, D. (2012). Agoricus: A platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 9(1), 309-324. JBEE9-0TA6
  • 2Teacher Notes for Sage Business Cases are available for academic staff. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Business and Management for details3
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000005369
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526460394
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Agoricus : a platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson, Dennis Wittmer
Publication
Note
  • Originally Published InWittmer, D. (2012). Agoricus: A platonic exploration of the "good" businessperson. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 9(1), 309-324. JBEE9-0TA6
  • 2Teacher Notes for Sage Business Cases are available for academic staff. Contact the Liaison Librarian for Business and Management for details3
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000005369
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526460394
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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