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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Gaming the System: Ethical Challenges in Innovative Organizations
Gaming the system: Ethical challenges in innovative organizations

This case raises questions about the complexity of organizational processes such as innovation and decision making in a decentralized structure. It also explores how volunteers contributing to organizations should negotiate their participation when they differ in their deeply held assumptions about what constitutes ethical behavior. As such, the case seeks to account for the struggle over what kinds of organizational practices should be deemed acceptable or unacceptable and what forms of resistance are considered appropriate or inappropriate.

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