David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Journal of Business Ethics 88 (3):477 - 489 (2009)
There is a need for further research to understand how social capital in the workplace can be promoted. This article studies the generation of social capital from a comprehensive perspective that integrates ethics and general management. We propose the concept of “ethical work context” as an influential antecedent of the social capital in the firm. The ethical work context, which is aligned with the “humanizing culture” approach proposed by Melé ( Journal of Business Ethics 45 (1), 3–14, 2003a ), allows a broader comprehension of the concrete management practices and organizational dynamics that generate organizational social capital. It is argued that social capital, understood as a by-product of the ethical work context, results both from organizational design and ongoing managerial activity. Creating an ethical work context brings ethics and social capital into the realm of the general manager; a figure that has remained absent from the social capital literature.
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David Pastoriza & Miguel A. Ariño (2013). Does the Ethical Leadership of Supervisors Generate Internal Social Capital? Journal of Business Ethics 118 (1):1-12.
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David Pastoriza, Miguel A. Arino, Joan E. Ricart & Miguel A. Canela (2015). Does an Ethical Work Context Generate Internal Social Capital? Journal of Business Ethics 129 (1):77-92.
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