Ethics and Organization provides a rich and valuable overview of an increasingly important issue for management and organizations in contemporary society.
Debates about equal opportunities, environmental responsibility, consumer redress and corporate governance have given ethics a prominent place in the study of organizations in their social and natural environments. Within the organization, new management styles that seek to energize employees by manipulating their beliefs have highlighted the moral-ethical principles at issue in contemporary management. At the same time debates around postmodernism and relativism have moved ethics to a new centrality in contemporary social theory.
Ethics and Organization addresses the questions that these and other developments raise for the study of management and organizations, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book will be of value to advanced level students and academics engaged in analyzing the moral, political and ethical dimensions of organization theory and organizational practice.
Martin Parker is a Professor of Culture and Organization at the School of Management, Leicester University
Introduction - Martin Parker Ethics, The Very Idea? PART ONE: THEORIES Beyond the Fringe? The Strange State of Business Ethics - Tom Sorell Marxism, Capitalism and Ethics - Edward Wray-Bliss and Martin Parker Who Do You Think You Are? Feminism, Work, Ethics and Foucault - Joanna Brewis Towards a New Ethics? The Contributions of Poststructuralism and Posthumanism - Hugh Willmott Business Ethics - Hugo Letiche (In-)Justice and (Anti-)Law - Reflections on Derrida, Bauman and Lipovetsky PART TWO: PRACTICES Is HRM Ethical? Can HRM Be Ethical? - Karen Legge Marketing and Moral Indifference - John Desmond Ethics and Accounting - Rolland Munro The Dual Technologies of Self Governance and Regulation - Glenn Morgan An Institutionalist Approach to Ethics and Organizations The Natural Environment, Organization and Ethics - Stephen Fineman PART THREE: IMPLICATIONS Ethical Codes and Moral Communities - Tony J Watson The Gunlaw Temptation, the Simon Solution and the David Dilemma Management Education - Peter Anthony Ethics versus Morality Against Ethics - Martin Parker