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.

Ethical Codes and Moral Communities: The Gunlaw Temptation, the Simon Solution and the David Dilemma

Ethical Codes and Moral Communities: The Gunlaw Temptation, the Simon Solution and the David Dilemma

Ethical codes and moral communities: The gunlaw temptation, the Simon solution and the David Dilemma

The organization and the management of work involve moral matters and ethical dilemmas from top to bottom and from beginning to end. However, issues of morality and the necessity of ethical choices are frequently pushed to one side as pressures to get results, to get the job done and to survive in a competitive or otherwise hostile world press organizational managers endlessly to seek more efficacious means without giving too much consideration to the ends to which they are oriented or to the values which are implicit in those means. This situation is increasingly being recognized and ...

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