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Blind spots : why we fail to do what's right and what to do about it

Author: Max H Bazerman; Ann E Tenbrunsel
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey ; Woodstock, Oxfordshire England : Princeton University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Overview: When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max H Bazerman; Ann E Tenbrunsel
ISBN: 9780691156224 0691156220
OCLC Number: 802294388
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Winner of Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Business Ethics 2012
Description: x, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Gap between intended and actual ethical behavior --
Why traditional approaches to ethics won't save you --
When we act against our own ethical values --
Why you aren't as ethical as you think you are --
When we ignore unethical behavior --
Placing false hope in the "ethical organization" --
Why we fail to fix our corrupted institutions --
Narrowing the gap: interventions for improving ethical behavior --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Why we fail to do what's right and what to do about it
Responsibility: Max H. Bazerman, Ann E. Tenbrunsel.

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Winner of the 2012 Silver Medal Book Award in Business Ethics, Axiom Business "Well-written, stuffed with intriguing research, and more than a little unnerving, this book will make readers reconsider Read more...

 
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