The Ethical Aftermath of a Values Revolution: Theoretical Bases of Change, Recalibration, and Principalization
Profound and wide-ranging values shifts among industrialized nations, first noted following World War II and measured on an ongoing basis since, have affected individual decision making in political, social, and institutional settings across the globe. Consequently, the adoption of this set of expansive values is having pronounced and measurable effects on organizational missions, standards, and activities. This change is particularly notable in terms of accountability practices, moral responsibility, and the distinction between ethical and unethical decision making. This article documents this change, the need for a recalibration of ethical standards, and the principalization of a new organizational values order. Future research on the implications of adopting expansive values in organizations is delineated. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
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Volume (Year): 110 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
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