Ethics Management: Auditing and Developing the Ethical Content of Organizations
This book addresses these questions.
It is easier to say that ethics is necessary than to tell how to organize ethics. This book provides a fundamental and coherent vision on how ethics can be organized in a focused way. This study examines the assumptions for organizing ethics, the pitfalls and phases of such a process, the parts of an ethics audit and the great variety of measures.
The methods and insights illustrated in this book are based partially on practical research. One of these methods, the Ethics Thermometer, was based on more than 150 interviews at various organizations. The Ethics Thermometer has been applied in a great variety of profit and not-for-profit organizations in order to measure an organization's perceived context, conduct and consequences.
This book will be important to scholars in the field of business ethics, as well as to managers and practitioners. For scholars, this study provides general knowledge about auditing and developing the ethics of an organization. A summary is given of the criteria by which the ethical content of an organization can be measured. For managers and practitioners, this study provides concrete suggestions for safeguarding and improving ethics within their organizations.
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DEFINING THE ETHICAL CONTENT Chapter 1 The Corporate Mission
11 The corporation as a responsible entity
12 The corporate mission as central principle
13 What the corporate mission is not
14 What the corporate mission is
21 The moral trustworthiness of corporations
22 The organizational context
61 Conflicting issues during the ethics process
62 A view of ethics management
the ethics process at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
THE ETHICS MIX
71 An ethics office
73 Dilemma discussions
74 A code of conduct
23 Ethics management as discipline and practice
THE ETHICAL COMPANY
31 An ethics audit as diagnostic tool
32 The ethical content defined
a brief outline
AUDITING THE ETHICAL CONTENT Chapter 4 THE ETHICAL QUALITIES MODEL
41 A conceptual model of evaluating the ethical content of organizations
42 The entangled hands dimension
43 The many hands dimension
44 The dirty hands dimension
THE ETHICS AUDIT IN PRACTICE
an elaborate discussion
the ethics audit at the Department of Justice
DEVELOPING THE ETHICAL CONTENT CHAPTER 6 THE ETHICS PROCESS
75 The Ethics Team Test
76 Sanction mechanisms
77 Other measures
78 The QualitiesMeasures Matrix
recommendations for the ethical development of the Dutch Furniture Factory
710 The Ethics Management Wheel
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1 Agenda for followup research
The Ethics Thermometer
Ethics profiles of our organizations
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