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Good intentions aside : a manager's guide to resolving ethical problems

Author: Laura L Nash
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the specific managerial assumptions and behavioral issues that impede or encourage ethical managers to act on their good intentions. Nash offers a set of propositions and practical questions geared to showing how to get back in touch with common sense standards of integrity. She applies her background in classics and the study of humanities to provide an authoritative, systematic analysis of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura L Nash
ISBN: 0875842259 9780875842257 0071032592 9780071032599
OCLC Number: 21558141
Description: xv, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: The need to attend to business ethics --
Why business ethics now? --
Personal morality and business ethics --
Setting a leadership standard --
Part 2: Imperative for change --
Failures --
Striking a new bargain --
Part 3: The covenantal ethic at work --
Endemic roadblocks to ethical behavior in business --
The inexorable bottom line --
Efficiency, expediency, and other short-term traps --
The seductive power of ego incentives --
Wearing two hats: when private conscience and corporate viewpoint conflict.
Responsibility: Laura L. Nash.

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This book examines the specific managerial assumptions and behavioral issues that impede or encourage ethical managers to act on their good intentions. Nash offers a set of propositions and practical questions geared to showing how to get back in touch with common sense standards of integrity. She applies her background in classics and the study of humanities to provide an authoritative, systematic analysis of the "excellence" literature, and constructs a pragmatic theoretical framework. ISBN 0-87584-225-9: $24.95.

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