9 found
Sort by:
See also:
Profile: Alan Singer (Appalachian State University)
  1. Alan E. Singer (2013). Corporate Political Activity, Social Responsibility, and Competitive Strategy: An Integrative Model. Business Ethics 22 (3):308-324.
    Many tensions exist within the nexus of corporate social responsibility, competitive strategy, and political activity. Previously, these aspects of strategic management have been considered in relative isolation or at best in pairs. Accordingly, an attempt is made here to set out a general strategic problem of the corporation, in which all three aspects are combined. This project reveals a particular need to explicate the political assumptions held by or on behalf of the corporation. Examples might include the classical liberal model, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Alan E. Singer (2013). Teaching Ethics Cases: A Pragmatic Approach. Business Ethics 22 (1):16-31.
    A new framework-based approach to teaching and analyzing business ethics cases is set out. Using the framework, students are encouraged to adopt two different perspectives: business as usual and a more obviously moral point of view. Subsequently, they are prompted to craft a synthesis or compromise. Several pedagogical benefits flow from adopting the approach, including the cultivation of moral tolerance and improvements in the structure and scope of written action justifications. In addition, the framework enables students to relate ethical theories (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Alan E. Singer (2010). Integrating Ethics and Strategy: A Pragmatic Approach. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 92 (4):479 - 491.
    An organizing framework is set out for the diverse literature on business ethics in relation to strategic management. It consists of sets of bi-polar components, spanning themes and topical themes, with a derived typology of contributions. Then, in the spirit of classical pragmatism, the organizing framework is re-cast as an integrative conceptual model of the strategy–ethics relationship. The approach recognizes that both pragmatism and dialectics can underpin progress towards integration, encompassing both normative and empirical aspects.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Alan E. Singer (2007). Global Strategy and Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (2):341-363.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Alan E. Singer (2006). Business Strategy and Poverty Alleviation. Journal of Business Ethics 66 (2-3):225 - 231.
    Currently, entrepreneurs and corporations overwhelmingly do not view the alleviation of global poverty as a strategic priority. Yet business activity can have a negative as well as a positive effect on each distinctive form of poverty. In order to reduce poverty, entrepreneurs have to find ways of limiting the negative aspects. This might be achieved by deliberately augmenting strategies so that they can achieve a synthesis, in partnership with governments and NGO’s.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Alan E. Singer & M. S. Singer (1997). Management-Science and Business-Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (4):385-395.
    Many leading management scientists have advocated ethicalism: the incorporation of social and ethical concerns into traditional "rational" OR-MS techniques and management decisions. In fact, elementary forms of decision analysis can readily be augmented, using ethical theory, in ways that sweep in ethical issues. In addition, alternative conceptual models of Decision-Analysis, Game-Theory and Optimality are now available, all of which have brought OR-MS and Business-Ethics into a closer alignment.
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Alan E. Singer, Steven Lysonski, Ming Singer & David Hayes (1991). Ethical Myopia: The Case of “Framing” by Framing. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (1):29 - 36.
    The behavioural decision-theoretic concepts of mental accounting, framing and transaction utility have now been employed in marketing models and techniques. To date, however, there has not been any discussion of the ethical issues surrounding these significant developments. In this paper, an ethical evaluation is structured around three themes: (i) utilitarian justification (ii) the strategic exploitation of cognitive habits, and (iii) the claim of scientific status for the techniques. Some recommendations are made for ethical practices.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Alan E. Singer & N. T. Van der Walt (1987). Corporate Conscience and Foreign Divestment Decisions. Journal of Business Ethics 6 (7):543-552.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Alan E. Singer (1984). Planning, Consciousness and Conscience. Journal of Business Ethics 3 (2):113 - 117.
    Contemporary perspectives on conciousness provide us with a powerful metaphor for the corporate planning process; although organisations ultimately differ, in systems terms, from organisms. Like consciousness, planning has survival value and confers operational advantages.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation