The Politics of Ethics: Methods for Acting, Learning, and Sometimes Fighting with Others in Addressing Problems in Organizational Life / Edition 1

The Politics of Ethics: Methods for Acting, Learning, and Sometimes Fighting with Others in Addressing Problems in Organizational Life / Edition 1

by Richard P. Nielsen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195096665

ISBN-13: 9780195096668

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Politics of Ethics examines the obstacles to behaving ethically in organizations. Blending insights from behavioral science, action theory, and moral philosophy, Nielsen constructs a powerful framework for evaluating the strategies organizations employ to foster organizational ethics. The book scrutinizes several popular methods of overcoming obstacles to

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The Politics of Ethics examines the obstacles to behaving ethically in organizations. Blending insights from behavioral science, action theory, and moral philosophy, Nielsen constructs a powerful framework for evaluating the strategies organizations employ to foster organizational ethics. The book scrutinizes several popular methods of overcoming obstacles to ethical behavior—ethics compliance codes, win-lose or win-win negotiating, whistle-blowing, dialog methods, due process systems—and weighs the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195096668
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
Ruffin Series in Business Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Obstacles to Ethical Organization Behavior
3. A Politics of Ethics Framework Based on Action-Learning
4. Single-Loop, Win-Lose Forcing Methods
5. Single-Loop, Win-Win Methods
6. Double-Loop, Dialog Methods
7. Friendly Disentangling: Triple-Loop Dialog I
8. Friendly Upbuilding: Triple-Loop Dialog II
9. Varieties of Postmodernism: Triple-Loop Dialog III
10. Internal Due-Process Systems: Ethics Processing Machines
11. Single-, Double-, and Triple-Loop Politics: Overcoming Obstacles to Ethical Organization Behavior
12. Conclusion: Proteus as Organization Citizen
Appendix: Varieties of Dialectic Change Processes
References
Index

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