Chapter 3

The social perspective

The human centered paradigm, from a viewpoint that looks at the motivations for an individual to behave morally, is founded on the premises, values, beliefs and assumptions that were explicated in the previous chapter. When the individual connects to others or when a larger group of individuals acts collectively, these motivations will materialize through value-based social interactions. For management and managers, these are business interactions. In any society, everyone is a client, a supplier or a shareholder in some sense and is affected by business decisions and business structures. This applies to both moral and immoral outcomes of those decisions and structures. Quite a lot of media reporting focuses on ...

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