Ethics and Organizations provides a rich and valuable overview of an increasingly important issue for management and organizations in contemporary society. Debates about equal opportunities, environmental responsibility, consumer redress, and corporate governance have given ethics a prominent place in the study of organizations in their social and natural environments. Within the organization, new management styles that seek to energize employees by manipulating their beliefs have highlighted the moral-ethical principles at issue in contemporary management. At the same time, debates around postmodernism and relativism have moved ethics to a new centrality in contemporary social theory. This volume addresses the questions that these and other developments raise for the study of management and organizations, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Ethics and Organizations will be invaluable to advanced-level students and academics engaged in analyzing the moral, political, and ethical dimensions of organization theory and organizational practice.

The Natural Environment, Organization and Ethics

The Natural Environment, Organization and Ethics

The natural environment, organization and ethics

It's can we afford it? What will it give us in return? How long will we have to wait? Any competitive advantage? No fine moral sentiments in this. (Environmental Director, Automotives Manufacturer)

Traditional organizational theory confidently informs us that the environment is everything that lies ‘outside’ the organization's boundary (Lawrence and Lorsch, 1967; Aldrich, 1979; Daft, 1995). Yet the natural environment gets no mention. Indeed, in classical economics, the natural environment is literally not counted. It is there as an asset to be used as its owner wishes or, where there is no right of property (such as air, sea and common land), to be exploited as an infinite resource (Pauchant and Fortier, 1990; Daly ...

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