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Business The Key Concepts by Mark Vernon

By Mark Vernon

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44 CONSOLIDATION A number of ethical issues arise as a result of the rivalry inherent in competitive practice. These fall into at least two broad categories, one directly affecting the individual and the other dealing with the more general behaviour of companies. Classical economics states that competitive markets are good for societies and individuals. Whilst this principle is generally believed to hold, at least in the capitalist West, all markets are governed by rules. The governance of competitive environments must therefore be assessed ethically.

Intellectual capital is the sum of the knowledge held by the company. Financial capital is its total monetary resources. Capital powers production, though if managed well is not consumed by it, and so firms try to find ways to invest in their capital. This increases its yield and enables the company to stay ahead of rivals. Capital investment might include training employees or enhancing a brand. Capital budgeting is the process by which managers decide how limited investment resources should be allocated.

The governance of competitive environments must therefore be assessed ethically. John Rawls, in A Theory of Justice, argues that the rules of market association can be analysed by asking whether they act fairly and equally on all participants in the market, whether they be supplier, buyer, winner or loser. In general, it turns out that what counts as unethical behaviour, such as price fixing or erecting barriers to market, is also detrimental to competition. The theory of perfect competition has been revived to a degree in recent years because of the pervasive spread of computer systems in business ± with the implication that information flows more freely in markets as a result.

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