Ethical Decision-Making in Management

Book description

This book interweaves the postmodern approach to management studies and, based on its innovative research, reintroduces moral pragmatism in Business Ethics.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Endorsements
  3. Half Title
  4. Series
  5. Title
  6. Copyright
  7. Contents
  8. List of Figures
  9. List of Tables
  10. Preface
  11. Introduction
  12. Part I The philosopher’s view
    1. 1 Postmodern ethical theories
      1. 1.1 Postmodern ethical theories in ethical decision-making
      2. 1.2 Moral reasoning and moral dilemma
      3. 1.3 The difference between moral generalism and moral particularism
      4. 1.4 The role of moral intuitivism in decision-making
    2. 2 The case for moral pluralism and moral pragmatism in ethical decision-making
      1. 2.1 Moral pluralism in philosophical theory
        1. 2.1.1 Foundational and non-foundational pluralism as the two main levels of pluralism
        2. 2.1.2 Definition of value in moral pluralism
        3. 2.1.3 Comparability or noncomparability of values among themselves as a problem of moral pluralism
      2. 2.2 Moral pragmatism in philosophical theory
      3. 2.3 The relationship between moral pragmatism, moral pluralism and moral relativism
      4. 2.4 Pragmatism as a bridge between ethical theory and practice
      5. 2.5 Role of pragmatism in business ethics
    3. 3 Theories of business ethics and ethical decision-making: utility, duty and virtues in the business world
      1. 3.1 Three normative ethical theories in business ethics
        1. 3.1.1 The difference between metaethics, normative and descriptive ethics
        2. 3.1.2 The forgotten normative ethical theory: virtue ethics
        3. 3.1.3 The difference between basic and derived ethical theories
        4. 3.1.4 Virtue ethics as the only ethical theory without internal conflicts
      2. 3.2 Business ethics or just ethics?
      3. 3.3 Business ethics and normative ethical theories
        1. 3.3.1 Utilitarianism as the basis of business ethics
        2. 3.3.2 Deontology as the basis of business ethics
        3. 3.3.3 Virtue ethics as the basis of business ethics
    4. 4 Decision-making theories: from philosophy to neuroscience
      1. 4.1 Up to the 20th century – philosophical approach to decision-making
        1. 4.1.1 The basics of reasoning and decision-making: deduction and deduction
        2. 4.1.2 The influence of religion on decision-making
        3. 4.1.3 Mathematical approach to decision-making
      2. 4.2 The 20th century – economic approach to decision-making
        1. 4.2.1 Financial approach to decision-making
        2. 4.2.2 The role of decision-making in management
        3. 4.2.3 Prospect theory
      3. 4.3 The 21st century – neuroscience and the behaviourist approach to decision-making
        1. 4.3.1 Behaviourist approach to ethical decision-making
        2. 4.3.2 Neuroscience in decision-making
      4. 4.4 The labyrinth of ethical decision-making theories
        1. 4.4.1 Basic premises and models in ethical decision-making
        2. 4.4.2 Rational and irrational models of ethical decision-making
        3. 4.4.3 Other models of ethical decision-making
        4. 4.4.4 Ethical decision-making models based on ethical theories
        5. 4.4.5 Modern applied models of ethical decision-making
        6. 4.4.6 Analysis of ethical decision-making models
  13. Part II The sociologist’s view
    1. 5 Sociological view of ethical decision-making
      1. 5.1 The everyday view on ethical decision-making
        1. 5.1.1 The ordinary moral actor
        2. 5.1.2 Ethics in individual and social cognitive reality
        3. 5.1.3 Elements of the stock of knowledge
        4. 5.1.4 A morally competent decision maker or a well-informed citizen
        5. 5.1.5 The ideal type: the expert – the philosopher
        6. 5.1.6 The ideal type: the well-informed citizen or competent moral actor
      2. 5.2 Empirical research on ethical decision-making
        1. 5.2.1 Common errors in research methods in business ethics
        2. 5.2.2 Typical questions in the research of business ethics
        3. 5.2.3 Review of quantitative empirical research in the field of ethical decision-making
        4. 5.2.4 Review of qualitative empirical research in the field of ethical decision-making
        5. 5.2.5 Postmodern research in the field of ethical decision-making
        6. 5.2.6 Postmodernist research: can we predict managers’ choice of ethical theory in their ethical decision-making?
  14. Part III The manager’s view
    1. 6 The manager’s view: best practices for ethical decision-making
      1. 6.1 The role of ethical infrastructure in ethical decision-making
        1. 6.1.1 Informal mechanisms in ethical infrastructure for ethical decision-making
        2. 6.1.2 Formal mechanisms in ethical infrastructure for ethical decision-making
        3. 6.1.3 The role of the board of directors in setting the tone at the top and providing support
        4. 6.1.4 The code of ethics
        5. 6.1.5 Whistleblowing reporting
        6. 6.1.6 Democratising the role of risk managers and enhancing the organisation’s accountability
      2. 6.2 The brain and mind of the manager
      3. 6.3 Care of the self
      4. 6.4 The value of reading in ethical decision-making
        1. 6.4.1 Best practice – Antigone by Sophocles
      5. 6.5 The importance of mindfulness in a manager’s life
      6. 6.6 The need for reflective thinking
  15. A final word
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index

Product information

  • Title: Ethical Decision-Making in Management
  • Author(s): Matej Drašček, Dana Mesner Andolšek, Adriana Rejc Buhovac
  • Release date: April 2023
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781000869279