Many business organizations seem to be doing everything but making ethical organizational decisions these days. In stark contrast, social enterprises are organizations that operate as businesses but are altruistic, humanitarian, and seek the goal of creating social value in effective, efficient and ethical ways. This paper applies principles of social enterprises to develop a multi-perspective framework for ethical business decision-making within a philosophical context provided by C. West Churchman’s inquiring systems in organizations.
Brewer, Kristen L.; Courtney, James F.; Richardson, Sandra M.; and Roberts, Tom L., "Inquiring Decision Systems: A Churchmanian Approach to Ethical Decision Making" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 600.