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.

Ethics and Accounting: The Dual Technologies of Self

Ethics and Accounting: The Dual Technologies of Self

Ethics and accounting: The dual technologies of self

Being itself, interpreted as an idea, brings with it a relation to the prototypical, the exemplary, the ought. As being itself becomes fixated as idea, it strives to make good the resulting degradation of being. But by now this is possible only if something is set above being, something that being never is yet always ought to be. (Heidegger, 1959: 197)

To think about ethics is to take aim at the heart of the present; and the present, for Euro-American societies, is self. As mirror to the soul, ethical discourse confronts self with questions of a continuous ‘election’. Are you sure you are a member of the group of humans? How ...

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