Filipino Virtue Ethics and Meaningful Work

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Ferdinand Tablan


A number of paradigms have been proposed to understand the sources of meaningful work,
but a non-Western approach has attracted little attention. This study aims to make a theoretical
contribution toward an understanding of meaningful work from a virtue-ethics framework that
is culturally meaningful and relevant to Filipino realities and their distinct cultural heritage. It
develops a paradigm for a Filipino view of meaningful work that could guide both researchers
and practitioners in business ethics by defining what is meaningful work, explaining why it is important,
and presenting some examples of concrete measures that management can utilize to promote meaningful
work in the Philippine workplace.

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Tablan, F. (2021). Filipino Virtue Ethics and Meaningful Work. Humanities Bulletin, 4(1), 20–40. Retrieved from