The volitionist's manifesto

Citation
Mr. Hyman et Cm. Curran, The volitionist's manifesto, J BUS ETHIC, 23(3), 2000, pp. 323-337
Citations number
74
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Economics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN journal
0167-4544 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
323 - 337
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-4544(200002)23:3<323:TVM>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Many popular business strategies, such as re-engineering, core competency, and value engineering, may achieve short-term profits by antagonizing worke rs and alienating customers. We contend that self-actualized companies must create an ethical business environment grounded in three ethical principle s. To suggest these principles, which characterize all "volitionist compani es", we first review two typical problems and the questionable ways that so me companies resolved them. Then, we discuss these principles and compare " volitionism" to three well-known normative ethical theories. Finally, we sh ow that these principles form the core of at least four popular management theories.