The principle of responsive adjustment in corporate moral responsibility: The crash on mount erebus

Peter A. French

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Abstract

The tragic crash of Air New Zealand's flight TE-901 into Mt. Erebus in Antarctica provides a fascinating case for the exploration of the notion of corporate moral responsibility. A principle of accountability that has Aristotelian roots and is significantly different from the usual strict intentional action principles is examined and defined. That principle maintains that a person can be held morally accountable for previous non-intentional behavior that has harmful effects if the person does not take corrective measures to adjust his ways of behavior so as not to produce repetitions. This principle is then applied to the Mt. Erebus disaster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law

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