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.

Management Education: Ethics versus Morality

Management Education: Ethics versus Morality

Management education: Ethics versus morality

This discussion concerns the relationship between the ethics of organization and the education of managers. The premise is that the world is as we see it and that organizations, whether they represent the reality of that world or whether they have constructed it, are an inseparable part of it. Proposals that it should be fundamentally changed - by the now discredited aspiration for revolution or by the less immanent and verifiable creation of ‘radically different’ organizations based on the replacement of authority by open dialogue and the ‘banning of humiliation’ (Letiche, Chapter 6 in this volume) - all shift the level of discussion beyond the scope of this chapter and the possibility of a conclusion. Our ...

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