Ethics and Consultancy: European Perspectives: European Perspectives

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Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik, Andreas Føllesdal
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 30, 1995 - Business & Economics - 283 pages
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The present volume in a series of books produced from European Business Eth ics Network (EBEN) conferences in Europe, is a compilation of plenary speeches and papers presented at the 1993 EBEN conference in Oslo, Norway. The theme of this year's conference was "The Use of Consultancy: Ethical Demands and Require ments" and there was a special focus on Eastern Europe. Of over 40 papers present ed at the conference from 165 participants representing 23 countries, we present here 20 selected by the editors as providing an overview of the latest thinking from both academicians and practitioners on the subject of ethics in consulting. Due to strict constraints on space in this volume, several valuable papers presented at the conference must be published elsewhere. We have also tried to maintain the unique flavor of the papers by authors whose mother tongue is not English. The consulting profession is booming in Europe, both in the West and in the for mer Communist Bloc countries. However, it has not previously been subjected to rigorous scrutiny from the ethical point of view. The conference planning commit tee thus sought to put the spotlight on the spreading phenomenon of buying and selling consultancy services within the European Union, within Europe and with the new Eastern Europe. The conference addressed several ethical challenges facing either the buyers or providers of consultancy services in both the private and public sectors.
 

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Contents

The Use of Consultancy Ethical Demands and Requirements
27
Consultancy in the EU Arena
49
Management Consultants The Danish Experience
63
Nepotism Politics and Ethics in the Purchase of Organizational
83
Occasional Ethical Consultancy
93
Advise Us What To Do Decide For
109
Government Agencies and Consultancy A Norwegian Perspective
127
Domenec Mele and Barto Roig
135
Lessons From Public Relations in Germany
163
Actual Ethical Issues of Consulting Services
181
Case Studies on Consultancy Issues in the Age
191
The Case of Slovenia
197
The Dilemmas of Business Ethics Courses
217
Business Ethics versus Ethics in Business?
229
Philosophers as Consultants
253
Index
281

A Look at a US Childrens Medical Center
149

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About the author (1995)

Andreas Follesdal is professor of philosophy and director of research at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, and research professor at the ARENA research program on Europeanization of the Nation-State. He is a 2003 Fulbright New Century Scholar.

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