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Business Ethics in the Real World

Are altruism and the selfish motivation of maximizing profits incompatible in the real world?

Dr. Denis Collins, author and professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., returns for part two of this subject.

“In business, you really do apply the same principles (of personal ethics), so there’s this clear overlap between personal life and business life,” Collins said. “At the same time, business has a whole bunch of issues that a lot of people don’t face in their personal life.”

In case you missed it, here’s part one of Dr. Denis Collins’ interview on business ethics.

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Why Teach Business Ethics in College?

Do ethics affect behavior in the business world? How are business ethics different from maximizing profits within the law?

Dick’s guest, Dr. Denis Collins, has written several books on business ethics and is a professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.

“A lot of times, economics and ethics go hand-in-hand,” Collins said. “Organizations that are the most ethical … in the long term out-perform the unethical organizations.”

Don’t forget to listen to part two of Dr. Denis Collins’ interview on business ethics.

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