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Business Ethics is the applied ethics discipline that addresses the moral features of commercial activity. Programs of legal compliance, empirical studies all made into the moral beliefs and attitudes that business people follow. Although self-conscious, academic business ethics is relatively new and has its intellectual roots in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business-and-society writings that originated in law and in business in the early and middle 20th century. With recent moral and financial failures still fresh in the hearts and wallets of many Americans it seems evident more now than ever the corporate focus has returned to how it was in early in the academics of business ethics. Originally the concerns were centrally with questions about the corporation's proper role in and relationship to the social order. Now again questions that surround the “moral status of a corporation, have taken center stage, followed by two other key CSR questions, “Is the corporation a moral agent, distinct from the persons who compose it?” and morally, “how or in whose interests ought the corporation to be managed?” ("Business ethics," May) 

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