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Title The heart of the good institution : virtue ethics as a framework for responsible management / Howard Harris, Gayathri Wijesinghe, Stephen McKenzie, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2013.

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Series Issues in business ethics, 0925-6733 ; v. 38
Issues in business ethics ; v. 38.
Subject Business ethics.
Alt Name Harris, Howard (Head of Management Research)
Wijesinghe, Gayathri.
McKenzie, Stephen, 1960-
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Can management be a practice? -- Re-imagining the Morality of Management: A Modern Virtue Ethics Approach / Geoff Moore -- Management as a Practice / Denis Anthony (Tony) O'Malley -- Judgement, Virtue and Social Practice / Chris Provis -- Courage as a Management Virtue / Howard Harris -- Leadership, Vice and Virtue -- Virtue Ethics in Leadership Operations: A Pathway for Leadership Development / Erich C. Fein -- The Conscious Corporate Growth Strategic Approach and Its Implementation / Mario Carrassi -- Organisational Narcissism: A Case of Failed Corporate Governance? / Patricia Grant, Peter McGhee -- YouTube as a Nascent Practice: A MacIntyrean Analysis of User-Generated Content / Helen Rusak, Stephen McKenzie -- Case Studies -- Embedded Moral Agency: A MacIntyrean Perspective on the HR Professional's Dilemma / Tracy Wilcox -- Can Hospitality Workers Engage in Virtuous Practice in a Commercial Context? A Study of Virtue Ethics and Virtues of Commerce / Gayathri Wijesinghe -- Thoughts on a MacIntyrean Approach to Social Sustainability Reporting / Stephen McKenzie -- A Concluding Reflection: Narratives of Virtue in Responsible Management -- Murdoch, Trollope and Drucker: Virtue Ethics as Conveyed by Stories / Michael Schwartz.
Summary This book addresses the question: how can institutions develop and maintain a good purpose? And how can managers contribute to this endeavour? Twelve contributions explore this question, using MacIntyrean inquiry as a basis for exploring four main themes: Can management be considered a practice in the MacIntyrean sense? What is the role of specific virtues in the development of a virtuous institution? What are management vices and what are the conditions in which they flourish? And, can we use MacIntyrean ideas to consider the management of all forms of institutions? The volume is an international and multidisciplinary collection, with contributions from well-known writers in the field of management ethics, and innovative contributions that use MacIntyrean inquiry as a lens to examine fields such as hospitality, user generated music content and social sustainability. The papers are unified by their concern for the achievement of organizational excellence and integrity through ethical management. Unlike single author texts this edited volume brings together multiple perspectives on the topic of virtue ethics in management. In doing so, it explores the topic both more deeply and more widely than a single author can do. Because of its breadth, this book has the potential to become a turn-to research tool for those interested in virtue theory's relevance to other academic interests such as organizational behavior (including motivation theory and social psychology), literature, contemporary social issue criticism, and business management.
Bibliography Note With bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9789400754737 (electronic bk.)
9400754736 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 823603200