© 1998 – Psychology Press
One of the greatest strengths of business ethics research lies in the diversity of backgrounds of those interested in knowing more about it. Where else could we find moral philosophers, industrial psychologists, political scientists, and organizational sociologists hard at work exploring the same issues? These scholars bring to the table an intriguing mix of skills and viewpoints, many of which may be quite different from--and complementary to--those trained in functional areas of business-like management. However, this diversity also reflects a weakness. Researchers from such different backgrounds may be either unable or unwilling to talk to and work with each other in understanding more about these issues.
This book bridges the gap and provides a basic reference volume for current business ethics researchers. Second, it stimulates new ways of thinking about, and creating interest in, linking management and ethics among those researchers. Third, it triggers management and ethics researchers who do not currently study business ethics problems to consider the implications of each to their current interests. The central theme of the book is that efforts must be made to better integrate management and ethical theory. Although the market contains a number of good business ethics books, none combines management theory with ethical theory on a chapter-by-chapter, topic-by-topic basis. This book bridges the theoretical, empirical, and at times practical gap between management and ethical scholars.
Contents: Preface. A.L. Delbecq, Foreword. M. Schminke, Management and Ethics: Distant Neighbors in Theory and Research. R. Folger, Fairness as Moral Virtue. D.L. Stone, E.F. Stone-Romero, A Multiple Stakeholder Model of Privacy in Organizations. M.L. Ambrose, G.S. Alder, T.W. Noel, Electronic Performance Monitoring: A Consideration of Rights. B. Kracher, D.L. Wells, Employee Selection and the Ethic of Care. L.K. Treviño, G.R. Weaver, Punishment in Organizations: Descriptive and Normative Perspectives. J.A. Petrick, Building Organizational Integrity and Quality With the Four Ps: Perspectives, Paradigms, Processes, and Principles. R. Cropanzano, A.A. Grandey, If Politics Is a Game, Then What Are the Rules? Three Suggestions for Ethical Management. M.A. Seabright, D.J. Moberg, Interpersonal Manipulation: Its Nature and Moral Limits. T.L. Griffith, G.B. Northcraft, M.A. Fuller, Software and Hard Choices: Ethical Considerations in the Facilitation of a Sociotechnical System. M. Schminke, The Magic Punchbowl: A Nonrational Model of Ethical Management.