Business ethics : practical proposals for organisations

McDonald, Gael 1999, Business ethics : practical proposals for organisations, Journal of business ethics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 143-158.


Title Business ethics : practical proposals for organisations
Author(s) McDonald, Gael
Journal name Journal of business ethics
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 143
End page 158
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 1999-04
ISSN 0167-4544
1573-0697
Summary A review of ethical literature demonstrates that the material presented to date is largely based upon theoretical and empirical research. While this information has contributory value, the information produced is largely observational rather than practical. Managers are anxious to receive assistance with the mechanisms by which ethics can be integrated into their organisations. Utilising the recent experience of the author with a large utility company in Asia committed to developing an ethical programme to enhance ethical awareness in their organisation, this paper intends to review current systems and procedures available to managers for integrating ethics into business. In addition to reviewing mechanisms for promoting an ethical climate, where appropriate, reference will be made to prior research and specific organisations where these practices have been used successfully. The paper concludes with a set of summary recommendations for managers embarking on the introduction of an ethical programme to their organisation.
Language eng
Field of Research 220102 Business Ethics
150312 Organisational Planning and Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1999, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024083

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Business and Law
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