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Integrating Ethics into Organizational Networks

David P. Schmidt (Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 April 1992


The transformation of companies into post‐bureaucratic forms of organization, such as networks, raises new implementation challenges for ethics in business. To address how to integrate ethics into network‐based companies, describes the implementation of an ethics programme in a banking institution. Shows how communication problems and the resolution of interpersonal conflicts present important ethical challenges to networks. Presents two overlooked resources in ethical theory – narrative and casuistry – as helpful tools for meeting these challenges and for integrating ethics into networks.



Schmidt, D.P. (1992), "Integrating Ethics into Organizational Networks", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 34-43.




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