This volume explores consultancy at many levels, in different fields and in different countries, including Eastern Europe. The focus is on the ethics of consultants in government, private enterprises, or those who are lobbying large organizations, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. This book gives readers an insight into just how difficult it can be to behave 'properly' in today's consulting world.
Table of Contents
Introduction. I: Ethics and Consulting. 1. Reflections on the Suspension of Ethics: Managers and Consultants as Manipulators; F. Sejersted. 2. The Use of Consultancy Ethical Demands and Requirements; P. Batchelor. 3. Ethics and Intervention in Business: Moral Issues in Consulting and Economic Systems Design; J. van de Poel. 4. Consultancy in the EU Arena; S. Crossick. 5. Ethical Issues in Consultancy; J. Wessel Granzevoort. II: General Issues. 6. Management Consultants The Danish Experience; F. Poulfelt, A. Payne. 7. Nepotism, Politics and Ethics in the Purchase of Organizational Consultancy Services Two European Cases; P. Maclagan, C. Evans-de Souza. 8. Occasional Ethical Consultancy; A. Argandoña.9. 'Advise Us What to Do; Decide For Us' the Impact of Hidden Agendas in the Consultancy Process; H. Koppang, B.R. Løwendahl. III: Special Areas. 10. Government Agencies and Consultancy; Ø. Blymke. 11. Ethical Issues in Executive Search Consultancy; D. Melé, B. Roig. 12. Organizational Ethics Consulting in the Health Care Environment: a Look at a U.S. Children's Medical Center; J.A. Petrick, J.F. Quinn. 13. Consultants' Role and Responsibilities: Lessons from Public Relations in Germany; H. Steinmann, A. Zerfaß, R. Ahrens. IV: Actual Ethical Issues of Consulting Services in Post-Communist Countries. 14. Actual Ethical Issues of Consulting Services in Post-Communist Countries; L. Nemcová. 15. Case Studies on Consultancy Issues in the Age of Economic Transition in Hungary; L. Fekete.16. Situational Ethics in Consulting: the Case of Slovenia; M.I. Tavcar. V: Concluding Issues. 17. The Dilemmas of Business Ethics Courses; J.M. Ortiz Ibarz, A.J.G. Sison. 18. Business Ethics versus Ethics in Business? J.M. Lozano. 19. Philosophers as Consultants; A. Føllesdal. 20. The Consultant-Client Relationship: Personal Autonomy and Development through Dialogue; K.J. Ims. Index.