Gives a deliberately cynical view on the requirements of managers for succeeding in a bureaucracy where personal moral standards must be adapted to fit the prevailing culture in politics, style, patronage, etc. For example, social expertise is valued more than the ability to meet targets. In general, the distinction between the Protestant Work Ethic and the bureaucratic ethic is emphasized in favour of the latter.
Hosie, P. (1992), "Maintaining a Set of Strong, Personal, Moral Standards while Succeeding in a Bureaucracy", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000000898
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