This book highlights the interconnectedness of integrity with philosophical history, leadership, managerial decision-making, and organizational effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., time theft in organizations and family business). Well-known researchers in business ethics from all around the world reframe the literature on integrity in business and management and develop updated and more comprehensive models of integrity.
Integrity in Business and Management connects integrity to both ancient thought and the modern philosophy of pragmatism, but also explains how contemporary societal trends may shape the way we think about integrity. The final chapter warns against oversocialized conceptualizations of integrity and argues for a clear differentiation between personal integrity and moral integrity.
Aimed at researchers and academics in the fields of business ethics and organizational leadership, Integrity in Business and Management explicates and critiques prior models of managerial integrity in a wide variety of disciplines, covering economics, moral philosophy, business ethics, organizational behavior, sociology, history, and psychology and offers a helpful set of readings in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses of business ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and leadership to stimulate discussions about personal integrity, moral integrity, and organizational leadership.
1.The Multiple Facets of Integrity in Business and Management
Manjit Monga and Marc Orlitzky
2. Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics, and Legality (Abbreviated Version)
Werner H. Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, and Steve Zaffron
3. Time Theft: An Integrity-based Approach to its Management
Joanna Crossman and Sanjee Perera
4. Financial Motives for Integrity and Ethical Idiosyncratic Credit in Business: A Multilevel Conceptual Model
Carolyn Predmore, Janet Rovenpor, and Frederick Greene
5. The Role of Family Values in the Integrity of Family Business
Claire Seaman and Richard Bent
6. "Doing the Right Thing" in the Banking Sector: Integrity from an Upper Echelons Perspective
7. An Integrated Model of Managerial Integrity and Compliance
8. Pragmatism and Integrity: A Second Look
David C. Jacobs
9. Virtue Signaling: Oversozialized "Integrity" in a Politically Correct World
Business ethics is a site of contestation, both in theory and practice. For some it serves as a salve for the worst effects of capitalism, giving businesses the means self-regulate away from entrenched tendencies of malfeasance and exploitation. For others business ethics is a more personal matter, concerning the way that individuals can effectively wade through the moral quagmires that characterise so many dimensions of business life. Business ethics has also been conceived of as a fig leaf designed to allow business-as-usual to continue while covering over the less savoury practices so as to create an appearance of righteousness.
Across these and other approaches, what remains critical is to ensure that the ethics of business is the subject of incisive questioning, critical research, and diverse theoretical development. It is through such scholarly inquiry that the increasingly powerful purview of corporations and business activity can be interrogated, understood and, ultimately, reformulated. This series contributes to that goal by publishing the latest research and thinking across the broad terrain that characterised business ethics.
The series welcomes contributions in areas including: corporate social responsibility; critical approaches to business ethics; ethics and corporate governance; ethics and diversity; feminist ethics; globalization and business ethics; philosophical traditions of business ethics; postcolonialism and the ethics of business; production and supply chain ethics; resistance, political activism and ethics; sustainability, environmentalism and climate change; the ethics of corporate misconduct; the politics of business ethics; and worker’s rights.