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Issues in Business Ethics

Ethics Management

Auditing and Developing the Ethical Content of Organizations

Authors: Kaptein, S.P.

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  • Why is ethics important to organizations?
  • What are the characteristics of an ethical organization?
  • How can we audit the ethics of an organization?
  • What measures and activities stimulate the ethical development of organizations?

This book addresses these questions.
It is easier to say that ethics is necessary than to tell how to organize ethics. This book provides a fundamental and coherent vision on how ethics can be organized in a focused way. This study examines the assumptions for organizing ethics, the pitfalls and phases of such a process, the parts of an ethics audit and the great variety of measures.
The methods and insights illustrated in this book are based partially on practical research. One of these methods, the Ethics Thermometer, was based on more than 150 interviews at various organizations. The Ethics Thermometer has been applied in a great variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations in order to measure an organization's perceived context, conduct and consequences.
This book will be important to scholars in the field of business ethics, as well as to managers and practitioners. For scholars, this study provides general knowledge about auditing and developing the ethics of an organization. A summary is given of the criteria by which the ethical content of an organization can be measured. For managers and practitioners, this study provides concrete suggestions for safeguarding and improving ethics within their organizations.

About the authors

Muel Kaptein lectures in business ethics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. He also works as a management consultant at KPMG Ethics and Integrity Services.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics Management
Book Subtitle
Auditing and Developing the Ethical Content of Organizations
Authors
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4978-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4978-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5095-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5096-5
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 229
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