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Virtue ethics and management

Virtue ethics and management

Vandekerckhove, Wim ORCID: 0000-0002-0106-7915 (2014) Virtue ethics and management. In: Van Hooft, Stan, (ed.) The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing, Durham, UK, pp. 341-351. ISBN 978-1844656394

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What society needs is not managers and employees of codes, but managers and employees of character. People who can balance means and ends of their actions, and people who have the wisdom to judge others not on compliance but on virtues. Although all people are part of society, and as a business ethicists I strongly oppose juxtaposing business with society, I will proceed my inquiry on virtues and management through three questions. It might well be that society needs business people of character, but is this also what business people seek? And if it is, are people of character what business need in order to be successful? As you might expect, my answer will be yes to that question too. Hence my third question, what virtues are required in good or successful management?

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtue ethics, Management, Business ethics, Character, Codes of conduct, Codes of ethics
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:31

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