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An extension of the Sensmaking-Intuition Model (SIM) by defining ethics: an answer to Sonenshein


  • Olivier Charpateau

    () (DRM MOST - DRM - Dauphine Recherches en Management - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


Sonenshein based his Sensmaking-Intuition Model of ethical decision on a critical approach the rational models. In his model, sens-making for the ethical issue construction and the intuitive process of decision are the central articulations. But the model doesn't give a clear definition of ethics, suggesting that all ethical decisions can be evaluate on a scale of individual or collective behavior. But this scale doesn't represent the multiplicity of ethical orientations. I review the most important philosophical ethicals systems and expose the implications on the Sonenshein's model. I propose some modifications and suggest orientations for future researches.

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  • Olivier Charpateau, 2011. "An extension of the Sensmaking-Intuition Model (SIM) by defining ethics: an answer to Sonenshein," Post-Print halshs-00613295, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00613295
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    1. McCabe, Donald L. & Trevino, Linda Klebe & Butterfield, Kenneth D., 1996. "The Influence of Collegiate and Corporate Codes of Conduct on Ethics-Related Behavior in the Workplace," Business Ethics Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, vol. 6(04), pages 461-476, October.
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    Sensmaking-Intuition Model; ethical decision model; business ethics;

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