Title

Communicative Enactment of Virtue: A Structurational Approach to Understanding Ethical Financial Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-22-2017

Department

Communication Studies

School

Communication

Abstract

Financial communication between corporations, stakeholders, and government establishes a dynamic system of interconnected relationships. This chapter uses structuration theory to highlight how financial communication produces and reproduces these structures. Virtue ethics is offered as a means of enacting a healthy system. The authors argue that virtue ethics is the only framework that allows for reasonable decision‐making in complex systems.

Publication Title

The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations

First Page

87

Last Page

95

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