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Publication date: 29 August 2017

Richard P. Nielsen

This chapter considers viable and nonviable methods for corruption and ethics reform. Among the different types of methods considered are: vision and values based methods;…

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This chapter considers viable and nonviable methods for corruption and ethics reform. Among the different types of methods considered are: vision and values based methods; win-win incentive and ethics networking methods; power-based top-down compliance and bottom-up whistle-blowing methods; alternative institution building methods; and, social movement methods. The chapter analyzes how the different types of methods can be more and less viable depending upon the specific multilevel situational factors related to micro individual, meso organizational, and macro institutional level, political-economic, and cultural obstacles to corruption and ethics reform.

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The Handbook of Business and Corruption
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-445-7

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Publication date: 7 June 2019

Richard P. Nielsen

This chapter considers how observers can effectively and safely engage with unethical organizational behaviors. Engagement methods need to be aligned with the situational…

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This chapter considers how observers can effectively and safely engage with unethical organizational behaviors. Engagement methods need to be aligned with the situational contexts of specific cases. Micro-level individual, meso-level organizational, and macro-level environmental contextual obstacles to effective and safe engagement are considered. Five types of observer ethics engagement methods are considered in the context of specific cases and contextual obstacles. Engagement methods considered are as follows: (1) evocation and framing of dialogic engagement as consistent with the identity, vision, and values of the organization; (2) win–win incentive and ethics networking methods; (3) internal and external whistle-blowing methods; (4) if the observer is in a position of organizational power, top-down forcing methods; and (5) linking of observed unethical behaviors with strong external social movements.

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Business Ethics
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-684-7

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Publication date: 1 May 1983

In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…

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In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies — and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.

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Management Decision, vol. 21 no. 5
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ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 February 1986

Richard P. Nielsen

Michael Porter discusses three generic strategies for outperforming competitors in his influential book, Competitive Strategy—overall cost leadership, differentiation, and…

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Michael Porter discusses three generic strategies for outperforming competitors in his influential book, Competitive Strategy—overall cost leadership, differentiation, and focus. While these strategies are familiar to planners, what may be less familiar but equally successful are strategies that stress cooperative mutual gain rather than strict competition. There are four types of generic cooperative mutual gain strategies:

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Planning Review, vol. 14 no. 2
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ISSN: 0094-064X

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Publication date: 1 June 1985

Richard P. Nielsen

What can and should we do as managers when our sense of personal morality is at odds with our organization's strategic thrust? There are essentially seven types of…

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What can and should we do as managers when our sense of personal morality is at odds with our organization's strategic thrust? There are essentially seven types of strategic responses based on game theory, philosophy, and everyday pragmatics: Avoid thinking about it; obey; leave; conscientiously object; secretly go outside the company to the press or government; publicly go outside the company to the press or government; or negotiate and build a consensus for a change in strategic management. The seven case studies below offer examples of each of these choices.

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Planning Review, vol. 13 no. 6
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ISSN: 0094-064X

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Publication date: 1 March 1980

Richard P. Nielsen

In the past year I have found myself in two consulting situations where management said it wanted to operate in a participative decision‐making mode. That is, management…

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In the past year I have found myself in two consulting situations where management said it wanted to operate in a participative decision‐making mode. That is, management said it wanted to share information with the people to be directly affected by the decision, and give them real input into the decision‐making process. One was in a labour relations situation at a television station. The other was in a university marketing situation where diversification into a new area of education was being considered. In both situations there arose the issue of how inclusive the management consulting report should be that was to be shared with many different people not in the traditional management decision‐making line.

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Personnel Review, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 23 October 2001

Richard P. Nielsen

There can be ethical understanding of organizational policy issues and that is important. However, there can be policy understanding about what the organization should do…

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There can be ethical understanding of organizational policy issues and that is important. However, there can be policy understanding about what the organization should do without understanding of individual level responsibility. There can be cognitive understanding of both policy and individual level ethics responsibilities and that is important. However, there can be cognitive understanding without affective, emotive concern. Intellectual understanding without affective concern can lead to understanding without motivation. There can be cognitive understanding and affective concern and that is important, but not enough. There can be cognitive understanding and affective concern without effective political method. An action-learning approach to organizational ethics can join cognitive understanding of policy and individual level issues with both affective concern and effective political method. Joining of cognitive understanding, affective concern, and effective political method can stimulate and enable ethical character.

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The Next Phase of Business Ethics: Integrating Psychology and Ethics
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ISBN: 978-0-76230-809-5

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Publication date: 29 August 2017

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The Handbook of Business and Corruption
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Publication date: 1 June 1984

Balaji S. Chakravarthy and Edward J. Zajac

The choice of proper incentives is a critical step in designing strategic planning systems. Incentives should integrate the behavior and action of managers with the…

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The choice of proper incentives is a critical step in designing strategic planning systems. Incentives should integrate the behavior and action of managers with the objectives and strategies of their firms. The problem of inappropriate incentives in various types of organizations has been described by Kerr. While the literature on incentives is voluminous, the linkage between incentives and strategic planning has not been carefully explored. We propose a model that connects a firm's incentive systems with its strategic context, using incentives theory in the economics literature as basic building blocks.

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Planning Review, vol. 12 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0094-064X

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The Handbook of Business and Corruption
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