Critical theory ethics for business and public administration

By: Boje, David M
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Charlotte, NC Information Age Publishing 2008Description: xvii, 393 p.ISBN: 9781593117856Subject(s): Business ethics | Industrial management --Moral and ethical aspectsDDC classification: 174.4 Summary: The purpose of this book is to develop those ethical traditions. For example, HorkheimerDsbooksEclipseofReasonandCritiqueofInstrumentalReason,andhisearlyandnowclassicessayMaterialismandMoralityaskforareformationofKantianethics.Thereformsoughtisthatcategoricalimperativeinanindividualismcapitalismservestoworsenthedifferencebetweenbusinessethicsandmoralphilosophy.Thatis,itisnotenoughtotrytobegoodorethicalasindividualswhenitisthesystemicprocessesthatmustbedealtwith.Therefore,Horkheimerasksthatthemaximthatwouldbemadeuniversalbedoneatthelevelofpeopleorganizingwithotherstochangethesocialsystemthatisproducingtheunethicalbehaviors.Thebookisorganizedintoseveralsections.Thefirstsectionsetsthestages,beginningwithachallengetothefieldofsocialresponsibilityinbusinessandpublicadministration(Jones,Tenbos,&Parkerhaveanewbookoutthatissmashing).Then,weturntoCarrandtoZanetticwhoeachhavedonecriticaltheoryworkinpublicadministration.ThisisfollowedbyHeatherHopfl,whoeditedanissueonethicsofgoodness,anddoesthekindofwritingthatmakesdeepconnections.Thenextsetofchaptersmaketopicconnections:rhizomatics,dialogicsofcoexperience,story/narrative,andpostmodern.Thethirdsetoftopicsfocusonapplication:technofuturist,internationalbusiness,economics,university,environment,accounting,spirituality,strategy,andendingwithMillsDworkonsilenceofrace/ethnicityinbusiness(andpublicadministration)ethicswriting.(http://www.infoagepub.com/index.php?id=9&p=p48403794740e8)
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The purpose of this book is to develop those ethical traditions. For example, HorkheimerDsbooksEclipseofReasonandCritiqueofInstrumentalReason,andhisearlyandnowclassicessayMaterialismandMoralityaskforareformationofKantianethics.Thereformsoughtisthatcategoricalimperativeinanindividualismcapitalismservestoworsenthedifferencebetweenbusinessethicsandmoralphilosophy.Thatis,itisnotenoughtotrytobegoodorethicalasindividualswhenitisthesystemicprocessesthatmustbedealtwith.Therefore,Horkheimerasksthatthemaximthatwouldbemadeuniversalbedoneatthelevelofpeopleorganizingwithotherstochangethesocialsystemthatisproducingtheunethicalbehaviors.Thebookisorganizedintoseveralsections.Thefirstsectionsetsthestages,beginningwithachallengetothefieldofsocialresponsibilityinbusinessandpublicadministration(Jones,Tenbos,&Parkerhaveanewbookoutthatissmashing).Then,weturntoCarrandtoZanetticwhoeachhavedonecriticaltheoryworkinpublicadministration.ThisisfollowedbyHeatherHopfl,whoeditedanissueonethicsofgoodness,anddoesthekindofwritingthatmakesdeepconnections.Thenextsetofchaptersmaketopicconnections:rhizomatics,dialogicsofcoexperience,story/narrative,andpostmodern.Thethirdsetoftopicsfocusonapplication:technofuturist,internationalbusiness,economics,university,environment,accounting,spirituality,strategy,andendingwithMillsDworkonsilenceofrace/ethnicityinbusiness(andpublicadministration)ethicswriting.(http://www.infoagepub.com/index.php?id=9&p=p48403794740e8)

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