Case Studies in Organizational Communication
Ethical Perspectives and Practices
- Steve May - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Management Communication | Organization Studies (General) | Organizational Communication
This volume is a crucial step toward addressing ethical issues, providing a rich and diverse overview of an increasingly important concern for organizations in contemporary society.
• explores some of the most important examples of organizational ethics today: case studies include discussions of dilemmas faced by NASA, Coca-Cola, Mitsubishi, Wal-Mart, the Catholic Church, the war in Iraq, and the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries
• examines a range of ethical dilemmas in diverse organizations: the cases look at a variety of emerging issues in the workplace, such as work/family balance, racism, sexual harassment, offshoring and telecommuting
• offers greater coherence and structure than other case books: the consistent case structure allows instructors and students greater opportunity to compare and contrast cases on comparable terms.
In addition, the book includes extensive instructional materials, often neglected in other case study books. Instructors unfamiliar with the cases are provided with additional pedagogical materials, including a case summary and discussion questions.
Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Communication, this book will be an invaluable resource not only for students but also for anyone interested in ethics, in general, and in organizational ethics, specifically.
The course including ethical decision-making has to be reshuffled for now, but in the future I will definitely use the book as a source for supporting material.
Excellent supplement to text I'm using. Offers in depth case studies and addresses evaluation using critical thinking.
Is there any instructor material available?
This book provides an effective way to engage students into theory. The cases presented can also be further analysed using a plethora of approaches, which makes it a useful teaching tool.
This book will be particularly helpful for students who have an interest in communication. I will also use it to supplement my lectures with examples in class. The book is very well laid out, engaging in its detail with signposting to further material for those students who wish to read more.
Matched with course design- practical and applied pedagogy for studying ethical issues and communication in everyday life.