Questioning the Ethics of Management Development: A Critical Review

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Abstract

Writing on ethics in management and management development draws on a limited range of perspectives. Assumptions behind statements about ethical practice for managers and management developers tend to remain unexamined. Calls for ethical codes have been made without paying sufficient attention to the need to explore and clarify ideological issues. I argue a case against the construction of an ethical code for management developers and suggest instead open discussion of ethical issues and, more importantly, that practice should be questioned and challenged as it happens, by colleagues and management learners. The difficulty of making progress in this way is acknowledged.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-64
JournalManagement Learning
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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