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Organizational Ethics

Organizational Ethics
A Practical Approach

Fifth Edition

January 2021 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
We are constantly faced with ethical decisions, no matter what organizations we join. The ethical choices we make determine the health of our businesses, schools, government agencies, religious congregations, charities, and other institutions. Our ethical decisions also determine our career success or failure. Bestselling author, Craig E. Johnson, shows how we can develop our ethical competence, just as we develop our abilities to manage or oversee operations.  

Every chapter ofOrganizational Ethics: A Practical Approach, Fifth Editionprovides readers with opportunities to apply ethical principles and practices in a variety of settings through self-assessments, analyses, projects, and discussion. Written in a reader-friendly style, each part of the book is layered around organizational behavior. The parts introduce moral theories used in ethical problem-solving; examines individual motivations; looks at the ethical dilemmas of groups, teams, and leaders as well as offers strategies for creating ethical cultures and promoting social responsibility. This book shows how readers can develop their ethical expertise and provides opportunities to practice problem-solving to defend their decisions.

New to this edition
  • Over 25 new case studies on current events such as the college admissions scandal, Jeffrey Epstein, and Dick's Sporting Goods stand on gun control
  • 24 new self-assessments on topics such as ethnocentrism, ethical leadership, and social loafing
  • New discussions of cross-cultural ethical conflict, moral maturity and attentiveness, meaningful work, dysfunctional customer behaviors, ethical leadership theory, team defensive routines, organizational virtue, gamification, social intrapreneurs, and social shareholder activism 
Part One • Practicing Personal Ethics in the Organization
Chapter 1 • Ethical Competencies and Perspectives
Chapter 2 • Ethical Decision Making and Action
Chapter 3 • Components of Personal Ethical Development
Part Two • Practicing Interpersonal Ethics in the Organization
Chapter 4 • Ethical Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 5 • Exercising Ethical Influence
Chapter 6 • Ethical Conflict Management
Part Three • Practicing Leadership, Followership, and Group Ethics
Chapter 7 • Leadership and Followership Ethics
Chapter 8 • Improving Group Ethical Performance
Part Four • Practicing Ethics in Organizational Systems
Chapter 9 • Building an Ethical Organization
Chapter 10 • Managing Ethical Hotspots in the Organization
Chapter 11 • Promoting Organizational Citizenship
Chapter 12 • Ethics in a Global Society


Instructor Resource Site

An Instructor Teaching Site (Password protected) supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • An ExamView electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. ExamView is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Case notes include synopses, analyses, learning objectives, and discussion guides to assist with case-based teaching.
  • Instructor's Manual, including suggestions for additional readings, provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 

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