Embedded ethics: How complex systems and structures guide ethical outcomes

Thomas Martin, Key and Azab, Carol and Clark, Terry,(2019), Embedded ethics: How complex systems and structures guide ethical outcomes. , Business Horizons, UNSPECIFIED

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This article introduces a new concept, embedded ethics, to explain the subtle impact that complex systems and structures have on ethical outcomes. We define embedded ethics as the entrenched complex of networked structural indicators that subtly and silently direct actions in the form of normalized industrial, organizational, and/or functional-role behavior. We then describe two examples–—one from the legal systems (corporate governance) and one from business (shareholder value)–—to demonstrate the usefulness of this concept in helping to identify opportunities to improve unethical outcomes in systems in which actors otherwise are understood as just doing their job. The concept of embedded ethics is especially critical in our too-big-to-fail corporate environment and Post-Internet Age of technological innovation
Keywords : Embedded ethics, Shareholder value, Business ethics, Unintended ethical outcomes, Corporate governance, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Business Horizons
Volume: 62
Number: 3
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Endhar Priyo Utomo
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 01:39
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 01:39
URI: https://repofeb.undip.ac.id/id/eprint/763

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