David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):249-272 (1998)
This paper explores the moral responsibility a manager has toward a worker. The primary focus is upon those relationships whereworkers have been led to trust their managers. I argue that in such circumstances, models of the employment relationship based on rational self-interest fail to adequately describe the behavior of the actors. Rather, I show through case studies how trust operates in these environments to supercede pure, self-interested behavior. I then explore the moral implications of this finding relative to those managers who lead their workers to trust them. I make the claim that these managers cannot adequately discharge their moral obligations unless they take on positive moral obligations. I cast this responsibility as one of positive care for some portion of worker welfare and briefly discuss what this might mean in practice
|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
Marc A. Cohen & John Dienhart (2013). Moral and Amoral Conceptions of Trust, with an Application in Organizational Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 112 (1):1-13.
Tara J. Radin, Martin Calkins & Carolyn Predmore (2007). New Challenges to Old Problems: Building Trust In E‐Marketing. Business and Society Review 112 (1):73-98.
Similar books and articles
Robert C. Solomon (1998). Creating Trust. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):205-232.
Theresa Weynand Tobin (2011). The Relevance of Trust for Moral Justification. Social Theory and Practice 37 (4):599-628.
Raphael Cohen-Almagor (2010). Responsibility of and Trust in ISPs. Knowledge, Technology and Policy 23 (3-4):381-397.
Linus Johnsson, Gert Helgesson, Mats G. Hansson & Stefan Eriksson (2013). Adequate Trust Avails, Mistaken Trust Matters: On the Moral Responsibility of Doctors as Proxies for Patients' Trust in Biobank Research. Bioethics 27 (9):485-492.
Jessica Miller (2003). Trust in Strangers, Trust in Friends. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (1):17-22.
N. F. Bews & G. J. Rossouw (2002). A Role for Business Ethics in Facilitating Trustworthiness. Journal of Business Ethics 39 (4):377 - 390.
Dorothy E. Denning (2010). Comments on Responsibility of and Trust in ISPs. Knowledge, Technology and Policy 23 (3-4):399-401.
Waymond Rodgers (2010). Three Primary Trust Pathways Underlying Ethical Considerations. Journal of Business Ethics 91 (1):83 - 93.
Balaganapathi Devarakonda (2011). Trust and Responsibility in Sexual Ethics in the Context of HIV/AIDS. SUVIDYA The Journal of Philosophy and Religion 5 (2):105-112.
Patricia Illingworth (2002). Trust: The Scarcest of Medical Resources. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (1):31 – 46.
Aleksey Martynov (2009). Agents or Stewards? Linking Managerial Behavior and Moral Development. Journal of Business Ethics 90 (2):239 - 249.
Ugo Pagallo (2010). Robotrust and Legal Responsibility. Knowledge, Technology and Policy 23 (3-4):367-379.
Trudy Govier (1993). Self-Trust, Autonomy, and Self-Esteem. Hypatia 8 (1):99 - 120.
Philip J. Nickel (2007). Trust and Obligation-Ascription. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (3):309 - 319.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads2 ( #366,723 of 1,102,060 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #306,621 of 1,102,060 )
How can I increase my downloads?