International Business and Social Justice: A Response to Hill

  • Brian E. Porter


Alec Hill’s “Let Justice Flow Like a River: International Business and The Book of Amos” is an excellent contribution that challenges businesspeople to improve the standards in which international business is conducted. Hill uses the book of Amos as a foundation for five principles: 1) universal moral minimums must be met (i.e., reject cultural relativism), 2) groups are morally accountable (i.e., guilt by association), 3) practice professional holiness (i.e., the same moral code should exist for both business and personal actions), 4) be sensitive to the poor, and 5) powerful economic interests should facilitate the integrity of political and legal systems (e.g., bribery should be avoided).
Dialogue II