Conscience and Corporate Culture / Edition 1

Conscience and Corporate Culture / Edition 1

by Kenneth E. Goodpaster
     
 

To what ethical standards can we hold corporations? In the past few years, monumental corporate scandals have been emblazoned on every front page, but people have largely responded with ambivalence to events such as Enron’s collapse and the tragedy of NASA’s Columbia. In Conscience and Corporate Culture, Goodpaster sets out to identify the common

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To what ethical standards can we hold corporations? In the past few years, monumental corporate scandals have been emblazoned on every front page, but people have largely responded with ambivalence to events such as Enron’s collapse and the tragedy of NASA’s Columbia. In Conscience and Corporate Culture, Goodpaster sets out to identify the common patterns among such recent events, and argues for the development of an ethical response. Reporting on more than three decades of professional evolution, the book serves as a platform for communication between doers and thinkers on a subject that is profoundly difficult and important.

A vital resource for both educators in the field of business ethics and practicing corporate executives, this volume is an important step in advancing the constructive dialogue on corporate conscience. Perhaps we should ask no more of corporations than we ask of ourselves morally, but neither should we ask less.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405130400
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Series:
Foundations of Business Ethics Series, #14
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

Foreword by Thomas E. Holloran.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I Conscience: Response to a Pathology:

1. Teleopathy: The Unbalanced Pursuit of Purpose.

2. Mindsets and Culture.

3. Conscience as a Mindset: Personal and Organizational.

4. Challenges to the Very Idea.

Part II: The Moral Agenda of Leadership:

5. Orienting Corporate Conscience.

6. Institutionalizing Corporate Conscience.

7. Sustaining Corporate Conscience.

8. Conscience and Three Academies.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Index.

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