Expanded ethics: Developing a macroethical perspective for multinational companies in South Africa

  • Willem Fourie Department of Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria
Keywords: Ethics, macroethics, multinational companies, responsibility, South Africa


In this article, it is argued that multinational companies (MNCs) that operate in South Africa should include a macroethical perspective in their ethical reflection. MNCs in South Africa are subjected to significant societal changes. At the same time, they are in a position to exert their influence in a way that affects more people than simply their shareholders, clients and employees. It is argued that a macroethical perspective can assist MNCs in coming to terms with these changes by expanding their understanding of their responsibility towards South African society and future generations. 


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