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Responsible Leadership in Projects by Ramesh Vahidi, Malcolm Higgs, Alessia D. Amato, Nicholas Clarke

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CHAPTER

4

Ethics in Project Management

Introduction and Background

The modern business world is no stranger to various types of scandals here and there, many originating from ethical issues (see, for example, Gray & Larson, 2011; Jonasson & Ingason, 2013; Müller et al., 2013) and how those issues have been dealt with by the involved agents. Indeed, many of these scandals have happened in project environments (Müller, 2014) or could be, explicitly or implicitly, associated with projects in organizations. For instance, deficiencies and negligence in an original design project in car manufacturing might lead to later disasters in the production and operational phases. With the increasing dependence of the world's economy on projects and ...

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