Business Ethics 2nd Midterm study guide

Business Ethics 2nd Midterm study guide - Kohlbergs Stages...

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Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development 6 stages that start life with self interest: most managers are in stages 2-4 Ie( motivated by reward, interested in self, recognition from others.) Bandura’s Moral Disengagement Moral Justification: portray detrimental conduct as serving valued social or moral purposes (keeping family out of trouble) Euphemisms (Euphemistic Language) Advantageous comparison: making behavior in question seem benign by comparing it to something much worse. Displacing responsibility: minimizing self responsibility and need to censure oneself because the action springs for social pressures or dictates of others. (someone else made me do it) Diffusion of Responsibility: reducing self responsibility by noting that you only did one part of a whole task or that the group as a whole decided on an action. Distortion of Consequences: ignoring or distorting the consequences of an action or minimizing them or recalling only the positive consequences. As self interest increases, moral disengagement also increases. Moral disengagement
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2008 for the course B A 242 taught by Professor Mr.scheib during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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