Graduate studies at Western
Journal of Business Ethics 96 (1):135 - 147 (2010)
|Abstract||This study introduces the concept of moral imagination in a work context to provide an ethical approach to the controversial relationships between dirty work and dirty workers. Moral imagination is assessed as an essential faculty to overcome the stigma associated with dirty work and facilitate the daily work lives of workers.The exercise of moral imagination helps dirty workers to face the moral conflicts inherent in their tasks and to build a personal stance toward their occupation. Finally, we argue that organizations with dirty work groups should actively adopt measures to encourage their employees' exercise of moral imagination. This study investigates how organizations might create conditions that inspire moral imagination, particularly with regard to the importance of organizational culture as a means to enhance workers' moral sensitivity. Furthermore, this investigation analyzes different company practices that may derive from a culture committed to moral imagination|
|Keywords||moral imagination dirty work moral conflicts stigma work groups|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Mark Coeckelbergh (2007). Imagination and Principles: An Essay on the Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning. Palgrave Macmillan.
Paul G. La Forge (2004). Cultivating Moral Imagination Through Meditation. Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):15 - 29.
Timothy J. Hargrave (2009). Moral Imagination, Collective Action, and the Achievement of Moral Outcomes. Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (1):87-104.
Paul G. La Forge (2004). Cultivating Moral Imagination Through Meditation. Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):15-29.
Michael J. Pardales (2002). "So, How Did You Arrive at That Decision?" Connecting Moral Imagination and Moral Judgement. Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):423-437.
Mark A. Seabright (2000). The Development of Moral Imagination. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (4):845-884.
Jane Collier (2006). The Art of Moral Imagination: Ethics in the Practice of Architecture. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 66 (2/3):307 - 317.
David F. Caldwell & Dennis Moberg (2007). An Exploratory Investigation of the Effect of Ethical Culture in Activating Moral Imagination. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (2):193 - 204.
Dennis Moberg & David F. Caldwell (2007). An Exploratory Investigation of the Effect of Ethical Culture in Activating Moral Imagination. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (2):193 - 204.
Added to index2010-03-15
Total downloads7 ( #142,429 of 739,345 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?