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  1. Overcoming Constraints Imposed by Fiduciary Duties in Terms of Justice as a “Leadership Challenge That Matters”.Neil Stuart Eccles - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2).
    This paper focuses on the issue of justice as a challenge facing business and society. I advance a simple deductive argument based on two premises. The first emerges out of theories of justice and holds that fairness, as a foundational basis for justice, demands impartiality or the avoidance of bias. The second emerges out of fiduciary law and holds that the duty of loyalty owed by managers to serve the interests of investors is fundamentally partial or biased. The conclusion is (...)
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  2. Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer Attractiveness: Perspectives of Students on the African Continent.Ebo Hinson, Selorm Agbleze & John Kuada - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2).
    This paper explores the importance that potential employees attach to CSR practices of firms and how their perceptions of CSR may translate into their willingness to work for CSR practicing firms. The paper sought to investigate the effect of students’ CSR perception on their perception of the attractiveness of CSR practicing firms as prospective employers and also explore the possible moderating effects of student’s demographic characteristics on the relationship between their perception of CSR and the employer attractiveness of CSR practicing (...)
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    An African Theory of Good Leadership.Thaddeus Metz - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2):36-53.
    This article draws on the indigenous African intellectual tradition to ground a moral-philosophical theory of leadership that is intended to rival accounts prominent in the East Asian and Western traditions. After providing an interpretation of the characteristically sub-Saharan value of communion, the article advances a philosophical account of a good leader as one who creates, sustains and enriches communal relationships and enables others to do so. The article then applies this account to a variety of topics, including what the final (...)
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  4. A Typology for the Categorisation of Ethical Leadership Research.Charlotte Pietersen - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2).
    The paper introduces an expanded typology of research approaches applicable to the field of ethical leadership, namely: theoretical-integrative, systematic-analytical, narrative-interpretive, and action-advocacy. An illustrative review identified clear examples of this framework for categorising types of research on ethical leadership. It is concluded that the investigation shows the applicability of a more nuanced perspective on research in the field of ethical leadership. The analysis provides support for the use of the typology beyond the customary quantitative and qualitative dichotomy.
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  5. Some Ethical Considerations for South Africa's Climate Change Mitigation Approach in Light of the Paris Agreement.Lee-Anne Steenkamp & Piet Naude - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2).
    Ethical questions of fairness, responsibility and burden-sharing are central to the international politics and policies of climate change. This paper considers two ethical issues pertinent to South Africa's national climate change response, namely: What is the global greenhouse gas atmospheric concentration level that the Paris Agreement seeks to achieve and What is South Africa's fair share of global GHG? The paper evaluates South Africa's climate change pledges in its Nationally Determined Contribution, together with suggestions as to how business leaders could (...)
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  6. Restorying the Purpose of Business: An Interpretation of the Agenda of the UN Global Compact.Oliver Williams - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2).
    The article argues that there is a paradirm shift in our understanding of the role of business in society and that this move is best understood as a "restorying" of the purpose of business. The term "story" is used here to refer to a pattern of meaning. The organization leading this movement is the United Nations Global Compact with its ten principles and 17 Sustainable Development Goals designed to overcome global poverty. With over 9,000 companies in 165 countries "restorying" the (...)
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    Toward Deliberative Democracy: The Institutional Forum as an Innovative Shared Governance Mechanism in South African Higher Education.Anne-Marea Griffin - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1).
    The aim of this article is to explore the effects of the Istitutional Forum, a recent governance innovation legislated in South Africa in 1997, as a mechanism that contributes toward the democratisation of university governance. Forums were established to confront the legacy of structured disadvantage and to reorient the educational experience towards greater horizontal accountability. The article provides commentary on the Forum’s impact vis-a-vis participative ethos and deliberative democracy against the backdrop of the South African government’s post-apartheid commitments. Findings reveal (...)
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    From Capacity to Capability? Rethinking the PRME Agenda for Inclusive Development in Management Education.Jill Millar & Juliette Koning - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1).
    Building on Sen’s capabilities approach this paper focuses on the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education to assess whether current developments in management education have the capacity to contribute to the promulgation of an inclusive development that moves beyond the discourse of ‘growth’ and ‘income’. Arguing that PRME in its current form reproduces a dominant market logic, and lacks the sensitivity to difference as captured in the plural quality of Sen’s capability approach, we conclude by suggesting a PRME agenda (...)
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    World University Rankings: Reflections on Teaching and Learning as the Cinderella Function in the South African Higher Education System.Raazia Moosa - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1).
    Within universities, a tension exists between research and teaching and learning, where research is often accorded a higher status creating a Cinderella effect by rendering teaching and learning of lesser importance. World university rankings, also referred to as global rankings, are contentious although they have become a permanent feature of the higher education system internationally. Lindsay argues that institutions have emphasized the importance of publications and prestige, which contribute to national and institutional reputation. Publications increase rankings thereby contributing to the (...)
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    “The Great Unspoken Shame of UK Higher Education”: Addressing Inequalities of Attainment.Fiona Mary Ross, John Christian Tatam, Annie Livingston Hughes, Owen Paul Beacock & Nona McDuff - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1).
    UK universities are achieving some success in attracting increasingly diverse undergraduate cohorts, although distributed unevenly across different types of institutions. It is therefore a concern that once at universities, overall students from black and minority ethnic backgrounds perform less well in their final degree classifications, even when entry qualifications, subject of study and student characteristics are taken into account. This paper firstly, reviews the research on what is understood about the BME attainment gap, described by an independent university governor as (...)
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    Using Transformative Transition Coaching to Support Leaders During Career Transitions.Nicky Terblanche, Dr Ruth Albertyn & Salomé Van Coller-Peter - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1).
    Senior leadership transitions present daunting challenges. To promote inclusive development and comply with equal opportunity legislation, South African companies often fast-track careers of high-potential previously disadvantaged individuals. Organisations typically do not sufficiently support transitioning leaders, possibly acting unethically. The rate of failure is high with devastating effects for the individual and their organisation. The novel, empirically researched Transformative Transition Coaching framework, helps facilitate deep and lasting changes in meaning perspectives of transitioning leaders through coaching. The ability of the TTC framework (...)
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    Market Driven Global Directives and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.Frederick J. Veldman - 2018 - African Journal of Business Ethics 12 (1).
    Liberation from human suffering is a noble achievement, but without freedom from the constraints of poverty, liberty is partial. The South African Constitution commits us to the establishment of a society based on "democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights." All Higher Education Institutions, therefore, should be founded on "the will of the people." Within the context, we are responsible for our own destinies. HE however, has become subjected to the needs of a market-driven mentality. The purpose of this (...)
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