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Ethical Dilemmas In The Public Sector


  • Silvia PUIU

    (University of Craiova)


The article offers an insight on the ethical dilemmas specific to a public sector and brings some suggestions for coping with these. Ethics management is a complex system that deals also with ethical dilemmas. The instruments and tools of ethics management are helpful in dealing with these issues. There are a lot of cases in which public employees do not know what to do or how to react in a certain situation, so, a debate on this subject is very useful for people working in public institutions.

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  • Silvia PUIU, 2015. "Ethical Dilemmas In The Public Sector," Management and Marketing Journal, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 0(1), pages 57-62, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:manmar:v:xiii:y:2015:i:1:p:57-62

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    ethics; public sector; dilemma;

    JEL classification:

    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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