|Title / Titel||Justice, Management, and Emotions in Business Ethics|
|Abstract (PDF, 14 KB)|
|Summary / Zusammenfassung||This project aims first at discussing the potential contribution a better integration of emotion in the theories of justice could make to business ethics practice. Further, it aims at clarifying the concepts of fairness and justice as used in business ethics theory and practice in the light of a more emotion-based approach of justice.
As many complain about ethical scandals in business, much business ethics research focuses on the right models for organizations and the ethical tools for individuals to prevent further downturns. Much of this research focuses however on reason-based approaches and little attention is granted to other human capacities such as emotions. Yet scholars from Adam Smith to Robert Solomon insist on the human 'sense of justice' and people's capacity to develop emotions in relation to justice. For these authors, empathy and anger in front of injustice represent important drivers of ethical behavior.
The project Justice, Management, and Emotions in Business Ethics aims at exploring the implications of justice-based emotions for business ethics research and practice. Of special relevance is the question of 'how could emotions be used as drivers of ethical practice in business?'. Implications for organizational governance and management structure as well as for business ethics education are discussed.
|Keywords / Suchbegriffe||Justice, Business Ethics, Management, Emotions|
|Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
|Other links to external web pages||http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/ufsp/graduiertenprogramm/2010-2013/mitarbeiter/michaelgonin.html|
|Funding source(s) /
|Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career)
Universitärer Forschungsschwerpunkt Ethik, Universität Zürich
|Duration of Project / Projektdauer||Aug 2010 to Jul 2013|