Ethics and Organizations 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. This volume addresses the questions that these and other developments raise for the study of management and organizations, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Ethics and Organizations will be invaluable to advanced-level students and academics engaged in analyzing the moral, political, and ethical dimensions of organization theory and organizational practice.
PART ONE: THEORIES
Beyond the Fringe? The Strange State of Business Ethics
Edward Wray-Bliss and Martin Parker
Marxism, Capitalism and Ethics
Who Do You Think You Are? Feminism, Work, Ethics and Foucault
Towards a New Ethics? The Contributions of Poststructuralism and Posthumanism
PART TWO: PRACTICES
Is HRM Ethical? Can HRM Be Ethical?
Marketing and Moral Indifference
Ethics and Accounting
Governance and Regulation
The Natural Environment, Organization and Ethics
PART THREE: IMPLICATIONS
Tony J Watson
Ethical Codes and Moral Communities