Individual and Organisational Virtues

Beadle, Ron (2016) Individual and Organisational Virtues. In: The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good. Interdisciplinary Perspectives . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 166-184. ISBN 9781784717902

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781784717919

Abstract

Studies from a variety of theoretical perspectives confirm that work organizations impact the development of employees’ moral agency. But how and in what direction? Rival answers to these and related questions include those who extol the bourgeois virtues required by market orders and those who regard business organizations as corrosive of the virtues. Empirical research into virtues in organizations has done little to resolve the issue. This paper will illustrate the dimensions of these disputes and attempt to diagnose their cause. It turns out that rival accounts of the impact of business on moral agency presuppose radically different accounts of those individual, public and common goods to whose achievement the virtues must be directed; or so I shall argue.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Ron Beadle
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 07:45
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 10:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27125

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