What Good Markets Are Good ForTowards a Moral Justification of Free Markets
Towards a New Narrative on Free Markets & Recommendations for Better Markets (E)
In project E, the results of projects A-D will be synthesized and triangulated with each other to provide for reliability and validity of the knowledge created. The synthesis will provide for the compilation, evaluation and interpretation of results. It concerns the following projects:
- A – The Moral Aspirations behind Free Markets: Adam Smith & Bourgeois Culture
- B – Well-Being as the Ultimate Goal of Markets: Definition and Measurement
- C – Virtues and their Role in Making Markets Contribute to Well-Being
- D – Market Institutions and Their Role in Stimulating Virtuous Corporate Action
The intent is to generate the most comprehensive, detailed and robust overview of knowledge on the impact of virtues in a free market context to date. From the results of the triangulation we will derive recommendations for economic policy, management and leadership.
Question and Methodologies
The leading question for this project is:
E. How can the results derived from the different approaches in project A-D be integrated and what recommendations to policy makers and management are implied?
The methodology used in this project is primarily triangulation.