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Management and Morality : A Developmental Perspective - Patrick Maclagan

Management and Morality

A Developmental Perspective

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'[Maclagan's] examination of ethical theory! is done in a clear and concise manner, linked to managerial practice. !an excellent book. It is thought provoking, clearly argued and should be on any reading list. The discussions of difficult concepts is extremely good! [the] presentation of the philosophical issues should satisfy both those who wish to engage with these issues at a theoretical level and those who are interested in their practical relevance' - The Open University Book Reviews 'Patrick Maclagan's book provides evidence the 'taking ethics seriously' can constitute a very important contribution to organization studies in general and to ooganizational behaviour in particular. [A] thought provoking, important read for all students of organization studies, and not only for those of them who are already convinced of the scientific and practical significance of the ethical dimension to management, but particularly for those who are still sceptical in this respect.I believe the book offers a persuasive argument for managment science as a moral enquiry' - Organization Studies 'This is one of the few management ethics books which meets the dual challenge of the subject- that of being able to explore the meaning of ethical concepts within the context of real organization. [O]nly a few books in the context of the United Kingdom have achieved the necessary balance and sophistication really needed to help us to understand the field of management ethics in all its complexity. Patrick Maclagan's book is a scholarly and authoritative addition to this, as yet, small canon. The book is logically and sparingly written, !a very useful guide to organization psychologists wishing to familiarize themselves with what managerial ethics is all about. !His references, examples and illustrations are chosen from a comprehensive and extensive bibliography of the literature in these fields, which he supplements with a sound knowledge and application of the concepts of moral philosophy.This is the work of a master-builder in the field, because the book is a stimulating introduction to the subject for the uninitiated, but also contains some arresting and thought-provoking insights for the reader familiar with this territory' - Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology 'The book is very readable and offers an interesting, practical alternative to the many more traditional and theoretical approaches to organisational ethics. With an extensive reference list and an excellent author/topic index, specific information is easily located.' - Teaching Business Ethics Management and Morality is concerned with the realization of individual moral potential and the development of ethically responsive organizations. The first two sections of the book provide clear and thorough coverage of relevant areas, such as: organization theory and behaviour; individual and organizational development; and new insights on the management of ethical dilemmas in organizations. On this basis, the third section considers new approaches to the improvement of organizational structures, processes and practices, to allow for individual moral judgement and individual moral behaviour.

`[Maclagan's] examination of ethical theory... is done in a clear and concise manner, linked to managerial practice. ...an excellent book. It is thought provoking, clearly argued and should be on any reading list. The discussions of difficult concepts is extremely good... [the] presentation of the philosophical issues should satisfy both those who wish to engage with these issues at a theoretical level and those who are interested in their practical relevance' - The Open University Book Reviews

`Patrick Maclagan's book provides evidence the 'taking ethics seriously' can constitute a very important contribution to organization studies in general and to ooganizational behaviour in particular. [A] thought provoking, important read for all students of organization studies, and not only for those of them who are already convinced of the scientific and practical significance of the ethical dimension to management, but particularly for those who are still sceptical in this respect. I believe the book offers a persuasive argument for managment science as a moral enquiry' - Organization Studies

`This is one of the few management ethics books which meets the dual challenge of the subject- that of being able to explore the meaning of ethical concepts within the context of real organization. [O]nly a few books in the context of the United Kingdom have achieved the necessary balance and sophistication really needed to help us to understand the field of management ethics in all its complexity. Patrick Maclagan's book is a scholarly and authoritative addition to this, as yet, small canon. The book is logically and sparingly written, ...a very useful guide to organization psychologists wishing to familiarize themselves with what managerial ethics is all about. ...His references, examples and illustrations are chosen from a comprehensive and extensive bibliography of the literature in these fields, which he supplements with a sound knowledge and application of the concepts of moral philosophy. This is the work of a master-builder in the field, because the book is a stimulating introduction to the subject for the uninitiated, but also contains some arresting and thought-provoking insights for the reader familiar with this territory' -Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology `The book is very readable and offers an interesting, practical alternative to the many more traditional and theoretical approaches to organisational ethics. With an extensive reference list and an excellent author/topic index, specific information is easily located.' - Teaching Business Ethics

Ethical Thinking and Management Practice
Introduction: The Institutionalization of Business and Management Ethics
Personal Values and Moral Development
Ethical Theory and Ethical Thinking
Moral Judgement and the Management Process
Moral Issues in Organizations
Trust and Distrust in Organizations
Work, Employment and Motivation
Equality and the Management of Differences
Organizations and the Attribution of Responsibility
Moral Dissent, Loyalty and Politics
A Developmental Perspective
Developing Institutions
The Organization in Society
Developing Organizations
Towards the Moral Community
Developing People
Moral Learning for Organizational Life
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ISBN: 9780803976801
ISBN-10: 0803976801
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39