|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Moral commitments to community: Mapping social responsibility and its ambiguities among small business owners|
|Authors:||Lange, Elizabeth A|
small business learning
|Citation:||Lange EA & Fenwick T (2008) Moral commitments to community: Mapping social responsibility and its ambiguities among small business owners, Social Responsibility Journal, 4 (1/2), pp. 41-55.|
|Abstract:||This article maps the different moral positions related to social responsibility (SR) as articulated by 25 small business owners and explains how they understand their positions within a range of SR practices. The morality underpinning their social responsibility tended to be embedded in a sense of relationship with and commitment to the well-being of the local geographic community but was threaded with felt ambiguities. Through an ethical analysis, we argue that this moral commitment to community is connected to a relational worldview, distinct from values and assumptions driving the existing economic system, yet they pursue this vision as individual actors rather than working collectively.|
|Rights:||Published in Social Responsibility Journal by Emerald.|
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