Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):229 - 241 (2006)
|Abstract||Social contract theory has been criticized as a “theory in search of application.” We argue that incorporating the nano, or individual, level of analysis into social contract inquiry will yield more descriptive theory. We draw upon the psychological contract perspective to address two critiques of social contract theory: its rigid macro-orientation and inattention to the process of contract formation. We demonstrate how a psychological contract approach offers practical insight into the impact of social contracting on day-to-day human interaction. We then articulate several potentially testable propositions that emerge from this nano-level perspective.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Paul F. Hodapp (1990). Can There Be a Social Contract with Business? Journal of Business Ethics 9 (2):127 - 131.
Ben Wempe (2008). Four Design Criteria for Any Future Contractarian Theory of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (3):697 - 714.
Niko Kolodny (2009). Comment on Munoz-Dardé's'liberty's Chains'. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 83 (1):197-212.
Kimberly K. Smith (2008). Animals and the Social Contract. Environmental Ethics 30 (2):195-207.
Jonathan D. Moreno (1991). Consensus, Contracts, and Committees. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (4):393-408.
Thomas Donaldson (1990). Social Contracts and Corporations: A Reply to Hodapp. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (2):133 - 137.
Michael Keeley (1995). Continuing the Social Contract Tradition. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (2):241-255.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #67,643 of 551,007 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,425 of 551,007 )
How can I increase my downloads?