ch12%20-%20Ethics%20-%20Notes

ch12%20-%20Ethics%20-%20Notes - no competition exists....

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Dilemma A problem where each solution has the potential to cause harm 3
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Stakeholders actors inside or outside of an organization who have the potential to be affected by organizational decisions. 4
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What is Morality Your Consequences or the Organizations Consequences A substantial number of managers believe they have been pressured to compromise their own ethical standards when making organizational decisions. 5
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Gain The anticipation of healthy reinforcement for following an unethical course of action Especially if no punishment is expected. Role conflict Many ethical dilemmas are actually forms of role conflict that get resolved in an unethical way. E.g., “Bureaucratic” role as an organizational employee is at odds with one’s role as the member of a profession. Competition Stiff competition for scarce resources. Monopoly There is also strong temptation to make unethical decisions in situations in which essentially
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Unformatted text preview: no competition exists. Personality Certain personality types are more prone to unethical behaviour (e.g., economic values, high need for personal power). There are individual differences in the degree of sophistication that people use in thinking about moral issues. Less disengagement and more attentiveness is associated with more ethical behaviour. Organizational and Industry Culture Aspects of an organizations culture (and its subcultures) can influence ethics. Corporate cultures that reward unethical behaviour. A culture of greed and exclusive focus on positive financial results. Corporate codes of conduct might have an impact on culture and ethical decision making. 7 8 The whistle may be blown either inside or outside of the offending organization 9...
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