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Organizational Ethics
A Practical Approach

Fifth Edition


January 2021 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With an interdisciplinary focus, Organizational Ethics equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive impact in a variety of workplaces. Author Craig E. Johnson builds the text around interdependent levels of organizational behavior, examining ethics at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Self-assessments, reflection features, and application projects give students ample opportunity to practice their ethical reasoning abilities. The Fifth Edition includes over 25 new case studies on current events and prominent figures, 24 new self-assessments, and new discussions on topics such as cross-cultural ethical conflict and organizational virtue.

 
List of Case Studies, Self-Assessments, Ethical Checkpoints, and Contemporary Issues in Organizational Ethics
 
Introduction: Making the Case for Studying Organizational Ethics
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part One: Practicing Personal Ethics in the Organization
 
Chapter 1: Ethical Competencies and Perspectives
Developing Ethical Competencies

 
Defining Organizational Ethics

 
Ethical Perspectives

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 2: Ethical Decision Making and Action
Components of Ethical Behavior

 
Decision-Making Formats

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 3: Components of Personal Ethical Development
Component 1: Discovering Vocation

 
Component 2: Identifying Personal Values

 
Component 3: Developing Character

 
Component 4: Creating a Moral Identity

 
Component 5: Drawing Upon Spiritual Resources

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Part Two: Practicing Interpersonal Ethics in the Organization
 
Chapter 4: Ethical Interpersonal Communication
Dialogue: An Ethical Framework for Interpersonal Communication

 
Ethical Communication Competencies

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 5: Exercising Ethical Influence
Questions of Power

 
Ethical Issues in Influence

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 6: Ethical Conflict Management
Conflict in Organizational Life

 
Becoming an Ethical Conflict Manager

 
Resolving Conflict Through Ethical Negotiation

 
Combating Aggression and Sexual Harassment

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Part Three: Practicing Leadership, Followership, and Group Ethics
 
Chapter 7: Leadership and Followership Ethics
Ethical Leadership

 
Ethical Followership

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 8: Improving Group Ethical Performance
Acting as a Morally Responsible Team Member

 
Responding to Ethical Danger Signs

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Part Four: Practicing Ethics in Organizational Systems
 
Chapter 9: Building an Ethical Organization
Making Ethics Matter

 
Components of Ethical Culture

 
Cultural Change Efforts

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 10: Managing Ethical Hot Spots in the Organization
Ethical Marketing

 
Ethical Finance and Accounting

 
Ethical Human Resource Management

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 11: Promoting Sustainable Organizational Citizenship
The Organization as Citizen

 
Components of Organizational Citizenship

 
Promoting Organizational Citizenship

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Chapter 12: Ethics in a Global Society
The Dangers of Globalization and the Challenges of Ethical Diversity

 
Developing Cross-Cultural Ethical Competence

 
Chapter Takeaways

 
Application Projects

 
 
Notes
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

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Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Over 25 new case studies cover current events and prominent figures such as the college admissions scandal, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the #MeToo movement, Jeffrey Epstein, and Dick's Sporting Goods’ stance on gun control.
  • 24 new self-assessments provide students with personal insights on topics such as ethnocentrism, ethical leadership, and social loafing.
  • New discussions cover cross-cultural ethical conflict, moral maturity and attentiveness, meaningful work, dysfunctional customer behaviors, ethical leadership theory, team defensive routines, organizational virtue, gamification, social intrapreneurs, and social shareholder activism.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives identify what students should be able to do upon completion of the reading.
  • Self-assessment questionnaires within chapters allow students to reflect on their personal values, styles, and preferences.
  • Contemporary Issues in Organizational Ethics features provide examples of current ethical issues confronting our society today with suggestions on how to navigate them.
  • Ethical Checkpoint features prompt students to pause and consider important points and questions to help them reflect on content covered.
  • Chapter Takeaways and Application Projects concluding each chapter help readers engage in further reflection, analysis, and implementation.
  • Three case studies per chapter accompanied by discussion questions expose students to current and relatable topics and stimulate critical thinking.

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