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.

Is HRM Ethical? Can HRM be Ethical?

Is HRM Ethical? Can HRM be Ethical?

Is HRM ethical? Can HRM be ethical?

The last two decades in UK society have been marked by the extent to which socio-politico-economic issues have been cast in moral terms. Proponents of the enterprise culture - a heady cocktail of such ingredients as the free market, private enterprise, rugged entrepreneurial individualism, consumer sovereignty - have tended to present it, not just in terms of a personal preference or as a legitimate option, but as a morally correct way to counter the ‘evils’ of the ‘British disease’. In the eyes of the Conservative government and their supporters there was ‘no other alternative’, if a cure was to be effected, than a strong dose of monetarism and market competition, never mind if ...

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