American culture is confronting a new chapter in its struggle since the late 1960s to come to grips with an effective business ethics for a pluralistic society. The scandals of Enron and WorldCom constitute egregious examples of the absence or deficiency of ethical decision-making in matters of commerce.
This corporate immorality is a reminder of the ineffectiveness of an ethics grounded alone in utilitarian rationalism, and its ineffectiveness in dealing with the newly forming social relationships of a post-modem global economy. Re-grounding will require a more sophisticated relationship with the spiritual roots of business ethics. Loyola has a unique plan and resources for furthering the development of this relationship, both theoretically and practically.