Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2010 (Revised December 2011)

A Framework for Ethical Reasoning

by Sandra J. Sucher and Nien-he Hsieh


A practical framework for evaluating the ethical dimensions of a proposed course of action for managers and executives.

Keywords: Decision Making; Ethics; Values and Beliefs; Framework; Corporate Accountability; Leadership; Social Enterprise;


Sucher, Sandra J., and Nien-he Hsieh. "A Framework for Ethical Reasoning." Harvard Business School Background Note 610-050, January 2010. (Revised December 2011.)