Seeking an ethical formula that would prove useful for evaluating actions and events occurring in the sphere of business and economics, the author focuses on dialogue. The need for dialogue is justified by the fact that interlocutors share a conviction that the relationship between them is valuable. Although the manner for assessing business experiences in the proposed formula is narrowed down to the interactive criterion of fairness, this criterion is sufficient for enabling partners to agree, or for them to reach a consensus. It reveals to them the ethically and praxeologically destructive effects of refusing to exchange information about their own accomplishments and plans and, sometimes, the consequences of refusing to accept responsibility for the process of others taking on the role of business partners.
Przemysław Rotengruber is Professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Cultural Studies and a a board member of the Polish branch of the European Business Ethics Network.