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Managing values and beliefs in organizations

Author: McEwan, Tom Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2001.Language: EnglishDescription: 390 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0273643401Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Managing Values and Beliefs in Organisations Managing Values and Beliefs in Organisations Preface About the author Author's acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements xi xv xvi xvii Part I Corporate social responsibility, business ethics and corporate governance 1 The integration of corporate social responsibility, business ethics and corporate governance Learning objectives lntroduction The rise of corporate social responsibility The rise of business ethics The rise of corporate governance Integrating corporate social responsibility, business ethics and corporate governance Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 2 Moral reasoning and applied ethics Learning objectives Introduction Moral reasoning Subjective and objective morality Requirements of moral reasoning Causal and moral responsibility Excusing conditions Liability and moral responsibility Levels of moral development The legal and moral status of organisations The myth of amoral business Perpetuating the amoral business myth in the UK Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 3 Values, beliefs and ideologies Learning objectives lntroduction Values, beliefs and ideologies The impact of three ideologies on organisations Capitalism Liberalism Socialism The moral justification of capitalism Values and beliefs in religion The main universal religions Religious values in the working environment Humanism Synopsis Case study Notes and references 4 Means/ends analysis and its practical applications Learning objectives lntroduction Ethical values as means and ends Means (as deontology) and ends (as teleology) analysis Descriptive and analytical ethics The Moral Compass exercise The simple andpoint Moral Compass Detailed 16-point Moral Compass Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Moral Compass exercise, Part I Part II w The internal environment 5 Individual morality in organisations Learning objectives lntroduction Duty, rights and justice in employment Deontological aspects of employment Moral attributes of individuals Moral rights of individuals in organisations Civil liberties in organisations Commonly accepted employee rights Whistleblowing Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 6 Unethical behavlour by lndlvlduals In organlsatlons Learning objectives Introduction Dysfunctional behaviour in organisations The main forms of unethical behaviour by individuals Dealing with dysfunctional behaviour in organisations Professional ethics Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 7 The indivldual and computer/infomation ethics Learning objectives Introduction The rise of computer and information ethics The uniqueness of computers Ethical issues relating to computer technology Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Moral Compass exercise, Part II Part Ill Groups 8 Employment issues Learning objectives lntroduction Employment and human rights Employment rights Enforcing rights at work Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Discriminatlon and equal opportunities Learning objectives lntroduction Discrimination Equality Racial discrimination Equal opportunities and sexual discrimination Discrimination against women Sex discrimination and employment legislation Discrimination against the disabled Ageism/age discrimination Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Moral Compass exercise, Part Ill Part IV The external environment 10 Marketing and consumers Learning objectives lntroduction Marketing ethics Utilitarian and libertarian views on consumerism Potential conflict areas in marketing ethics The allocation of responsibility and moral remedies Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 1 Environmental protection 1 Learning objectives Introduction Organisations and the environment Responsible action towards the environment The greenhouse effect Global warming Environmental pollution Divergent views on environmental pollution Sustainable development The polluter pays principle Sustainable production and consumption management Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Moral Compass exercise, Part IV Part V Organisations in a global context 12 lnternatlonal business and the Third World Learning objectives Introduction Poverty in the developed world Widening income disparities in organisations The concept of distributive justice Three theories of distributive justice Evaluation of the three theories of distributive justice Relative and absolute poverty First, Second and Third World comparisons International development and trade Transnational corporations and the Third World Distributive justice in action Non-governmental international organisations (NGOs) Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 13 Ethical investment Learning objectives Introduction What is ethical investment? Negative and positive forms of ethical investment Animal rights Animal experimentation Animal rights and ethical investment Other leading ethical investment 'target' industries Ethical investment in the social economy Ethical investment and the individual shareholder Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Moral Compass exercise, Part V Part VI Managing values and beliefs in organisations 14 Organisational culture and stakeholder theory Learning objectives Introduction Culture in society and organisations Culture in a business and organisational context Stakeholder theory The case against stakeholder theory Stakeholder theory and management theory Impact of stakeholder theory on corporate strategy Stakeholder theory and organisational behaviour Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references 15 Corporate social performance, ethical leadership and reputation management Learning objectives lntroduction The status of corporate social responsibility, business ethics and corporate governance Placing business ethics on a legitimate footing International aspects of corporate governance Corporate social performance Application of the corporate social performance (CSP) model Ethical leadership Reputation management Tomorrow's Company Synopsis Review and discussion questions Case study Notes and references Moral Compass exercise, Part VI Appendix: Calculating your Moral Compass scores Index

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