Moral Education at Work: On the Scope of MacIntyre’s Concept of a Practice

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Moral Education at Work : On the Scope of MacIntyre’s Concept of a Practice. / Sinnicks, Matthew.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 159, No. 1, 09.2019, p. 105-118.

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Sinnicks, M 2019, 'Moral Education at Work: On the Scope of MacIntyre’s Concept of a Practice', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 159, no. 1, pp. 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3753-6

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Sinnicks, M. (2019). Moral Education at Work: On the Scope of MacIntyre’s Concept of a Practice. Journal of Business Ethics, 159(1), 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3753-6

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Sinnicks M. Moral Education at Work: On the Scope of MacIntyre’s Concept of a Practice. Journal of Business Ethics. 2019 Sep;159(1):105-118. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3753-6

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Sinnicks, Matthew. / Moral Education at Work : On the Scope of MacIntyre’s Concept of a Practice. In: Journal of Business Ethics. 2019 ; Vol. 159, No. 1. pp. 105-118.

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