Ethical considerations in organizational politics: Expanding the perspective [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 93 (4):497 - 517 (2010)
The aim of this study is to contribute to a conceptualization of organizational politics that underscores the possibility of developing positive political behavior at the workplace. In this respect, we seek to provide a context of re-evaluating the normative foundations of organizational politics. Normative issues are critically discussed in the context of mainstream ethical theories that illuminate the interaction of ethics and political behavior. More specifically, it is argued that a deontological framework is of particular importance for the proper management of negative political behavior, whereas a virtue-ethics context can be employed so as to foster positive political behavior at the workplace. Finally, the implications of this approach for organizational life and HRM processes and practices are taken into consideration.
Keywords deontology  organizational politics  positive/negative political behavior  virtue ethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2307/40605362
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 15,904
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
R. Edward Freeman (1994). The Politics of Stakeholder Theory. Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):409-421.

View all 32 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Raminta Pučėtaitė & Anna-Maija Lämsä (2008). Building Organizational Trust with Ethical Organizational Practices. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 19:55-64.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

28 ( #109,469 of 1,725,421 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #211,008 of 1,725,421 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.