Issues in Business Ethics

The Heart of the Good Institution

Virtue Ethics as a Framework for Responsible Management

Editors: Harris, Howard, Wijesinghe, Gayathri, McKenzie, Stephen (Eds.)

  • Each chapter explores the role of virtues in a different organisational type (or industry segment)
  • Fresh international perspectives extend MacIntyrean inquiry
  • Case studies show relevance of virtue ethics in management
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This book addresses the question: how can institutions develop and maintain a good purpose? And how can managers contribute to this endeavour? Twelve contributions explore this question, using MacIntyrean inquiry as a basis for exploring four main themes: Can management be considered a practice in the MacIntyrean sense? What is the role of specific virtues in the development of a virtuous institution? What are management vices and what are the conditions in which they flourish? And, can we use MacIntyrean ideas to consider the management of all forms of institutions? The volume is an international and multidisciplinary collection, with contributions from well-known writers in the field of management ethics, and innovative contributions that use MacIntyrean inquiry as a lens to examine fields such as hospitality, user generated music content and social sustainability. The papers are unified by their concern for the achievement of organizational excellence and integrity through ethical management.

Unlike single author texts this edited volume brings together multiple perspectives on the topic of virtue ethics in management. In doing so, it explores the topic both more deeply and more widely than a single author can do.

Because of its breadth, this book has the potential to become a turn-to research tool for those interested in virtue theory’s relevance to other academic interests such as organizational behavior (including motivation theory and social psychology), literature, contemporary social issue criticism, and business management.

“Editors Harris, Wijesinghe, and McKenzie have crafted a tight, slim, and thematically consistent volume that will be indispensable to scholars and students with twin interests in business and virtue ethics. In particular, those working with MacIntyre’s ideas will find the thorough and complimentary explorations and applications of his ideas to serve, overall, as a cornerstone for their own work."

Brenden E. Kendall (2014), Harris, H., Wijesinghe, G., & McKenzie, S. (Eds.). (2013). The Heart of the Good Institution: Virtue Ethics as a Framework for Responsible Management. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, in Michael Schwartz , Howard Harris (ed.) Achieving Ethical Excellence (Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Volume 12) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.155 - 161

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harris, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Re-imagining the Morality of Management: A Modern Virtue Ethics Approach

    Moore, Geoff

    Pages 7-34

  • Management as a Practice

    O’Malley, Denis Anthony (Tony)

    Pages 35-46

  • Judgement, Virtue and Social Practice

    Provis, Chris

    Pages 47-58

  • Courage as a Management Virtue

    Harris, Howard

    Pages 59-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Heart of the Good Institution
Book Subtitle
Virtue Ethics as a Framework for Responsible Management
Editors
  • Howard Harris
  • Gayathri Wijesinghe
  • Stephen McKenzie
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5473-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5473-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5472-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9973-8
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 186
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