Teleological business ethics : formative, rationalist and transformative – illustrations and analogies

Svensson, Göran and Wood, Greg 2011, Teleological business ethics : formative, rationalist and transformative – illustrations and analogies, ESIC Market, vol. 138, January-April, pp. 35-61.

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Title Teleological business ethics : formative, rationalist and transformative – illustrations and analogies
Author(s) Svensson, Göran
Wood, Greg
Journal name ESIC Market
Volume number 138
Season January-April
Start page 35
End page 61
Total pages 27
Publisher Escuela Superior de Gestion Comercial Y Marketing
Place of publication Madrid, Spain
Publication date 2011-01
ISSN 1989-3574
Keyword(s) business ethics
teleology
formative
rationalist
transformative
Summary The strategic, tactical and operational levels of an organization may have different perceptions and convictions on how the organization’s behaviours and practices of business ethics should be managed in the marketplace and the surrounding society. We examine organizations’ behaviours and practices of business ethics in the marketplace and the surrounding society with the aid of complexity sciences. The objective is to describe organizations’ behaviours and practices of business ethics using different teleological approaches. Unethical behaviours and practices may be the outcome of conscious actions, but they may also be subconscious. We will discuss reasons for both possibilities of unethical behaviours and practices by organizations, their managers and employees. An important insight based upon the presented illustrations and analogies is that the different teleological approaches to business ethics in behaviours and practices may be consecutive and simultaneous within an organization. An essential subject for further research is how to deal with the durabilty and variabitlity of behaviours and practices of business ethics of organizations in the marketplace and the surrounding society.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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