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Issues in Business Ethics

Ethics at Work

Authors: Goodwin, Barbara

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What would tempt you to whistleblow? Do Codes of Conduct make organisations ethical? How do people react to taking the blame for others? This book answers such questions, drawing on the views of employees in eight large organisations. One finding is the `whited sepulchre phenomenon': an organisation which presents a squeaky-clean image to the world but has intrinsic failings which cause moral dilemmas for staff. While treatment of customers is regulated by Codes and Charters, internal organisation is typically more anarchic. The study also exposes the moral conflicts generated by party-political machinations in organisations with democratic governance.
The book offers a unique perspective on ethical attitudes at work and reactions to responsibility and accountability. It finds that, although religious belief is declining, strong moral beliefs still thrive and `ethical employees' abound. It highlights the importance of empowerment, procedures, and professionalism in creating the `moral organisation'. This original study will interest practitioners in business, the public sector and NGOs, especially human resources professionals, as well as philosophers and business ethicists.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-010-9331-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-0363-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics at Work
Authors
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-9331-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-9331-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0363-9
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
264
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