David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (2):271-295 (1995)
Social contracting has a long and important place in the history of political philosophy (Hardin, 1991; Waldron, 1989) and as a theory of justice (Baynes, 1989; Rawls, 1971). More recently, it has been developed into an individual rights-based theory of organizations (Keeley, 1980, 1988), and as a way to integrate ethics and moral legitimacy into corporate strategy and action (DonaIdson, 1982; Freeman & Gilbert, 1988). Currently, it is being proposed as an integrative theory of economic ethics (Donaldson & Dunfee, forthcoming). This paper will extend the Donaldson and Dunfee approach by arguing that social contracting can best be understood and applied in organizational settings if it is perceived and treated as a network governance process. This insight can benefit management scholars and practitioners alike, since it calls attention to the processes by which trust is created and sustained in on-going contractual relationships. It also strongly suggests that a new approach to applying managerial discretion, as moral agency, is needed to realize the full competitive and ethical potential of emerging network forms
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Richard Marens (2007). Returning to Rawls: Social Contracting, Social Justice, and Transcending the Limitations of Locke. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 75 (1):63 - 76.
Jerry M. Calton (2006). Social Contracting in a Pluralist Process of Moral Sense Making: A Dialogic Twist on the ISCT. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):329 - 346.
Cam Caldwell & Ranjan Karri (2005). Organizational Governance and Ethical Systems: A Covenantal Approach to Building Trust. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 58 (1-3):249 - 259.
Ranjan Karri, Cam Caldwell, Elena P. Antonacopoulou & Daniel C. Naegle (2005). Building Trust in Business Schools Through Ethical Governance. Journal of Academic Ethics 3 (2-4):159-182.
Brian Skyrms (2008). Trust, Risk, and the Social Contract. Synthese 160 (1):21 - 25.
Ann K. Buchholtz (2001). Trust, Risk, and Shareholder Decision Making. Business Ethics Quarterly 11 (1):177-193.
Anthony J. Daboub & Jerry M. Calton (2002). Stakeholder Learning Dialogues: How to Preserve Ethical Responsibility in Networks. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 41 (1-2):85 - 98.
Surendra Arjoon (2006). Striking a Balance Between Rules and Principles-Based Approaches for Effective Governance: A Risks-Based Approach. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 68 (1):53 - 82.
Timothy L. Fort (2000). A Review of Donaldson and Dunfee's Ties That Bind: A Social Contracts Approach to Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 28 (4):383 - 387.
R. Edward Freeman & Jared D. Harris (2009). Creating Ties That Bind. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (4):685 - 692.
Klasien Horstman (2000). Technology and the Management of Trust in Insurance Medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (1):39-61.
Frank J. de Graaf & Cor A. J. Herkströter (2007). How Corporate Social Performance is Institutionalised Within the Governance Structure. Journal of Business Ethics 74 (2):177-189.
Frank J. De Graaf & Cor A. J. Herkströter (2007). How Corporate Social Performance Is Institutionalised Within the Governance Structure. Journal of Business Ethics 74 (2):177 - 189.
Iwao Taka & Thomas W. Dunfee (1997). Japanese Moralogy as Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (5):507 - 519.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads7 ( #274,000 of 1,699,818 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #128,702 of 1,699,818 )
How can I increase my downloads?