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Ethics management : auditing and developing the ethical content of organizations

Author: Muel Kaptein
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1998.
Series: Issues in business ethics, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will be important to scholars in the field of business ethics, as well as to managers and practitioners. For scholars, this study provides general knowledge about auditing and developing the ethics of an organization. A summary is given of the criteria by which the ethical content of an organization can be measured. For managers and practitioners, this study provides concrete suggestions for safeguarding  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muel Kaptein
ISBN: 0792350952 9780792350958 0792350960 9780792350965
OCLC Number: 38993060
Description: ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Confidence as key --
The ABC of Business Ethics --
Three research questions --
Structure of the study --
Defining the Ethical Content --
The Corporate Mission --
The corporation as a responsible entity --
The corporate mission as central principle --
What the corporate mission is not --
What the corporate mission is --
Ethics Management --
The moral trustworthiness of corporations --
The organizational context --
Ethics management as discipline and practice --
The Ethical Company --
An ethics audit as diagnostic tool --
The ethical content defined --
Six parts of an ethics audit: a brief outline --
Auditing the Ethical Content --
The Ethical Qualities Model --
A conceptual model of evaluating the ethical content of organizations --
The "entangled hands" dimension --
The "many hands" dimension --
The "dirty hands" dimension --
The Ethics Audit in Practice --
Six parts of an ethics audit: an elaborate discussion --
Case X: the ethics audit at the Department of Justice --
Developing the Ethical Content --
The Ethics Process --
Conflicting issues during the ethics process --
A view of ethics management --
Case Y: the ethics process at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol --
The Ethics Mix --
An ethics office --
Training --
Dilemma discussions --
A code of conduct --
The Ethics Team Test --
Sanction mechanisms --
Other measures --
The Qualities-Measures Matrix --
Case Z: recommendations for the ethical development of the Dutch Furniture Factory --
The Ethics Management Wheel.
Series Title: Issues in business ethics, v. 10.
Responsibility: by Muel Kaptein.
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Why is ethics important to organizations? It is easier to say that ethics is necessary than to tell how to organize ethics. This study examines the assumptions for organizing ethics, the pitfalls  Read more...

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