Ethical Rationality: A Strategic Approach to Organizational Crisis

Journal of Business Ethics 63 (4):371-383 (2006)

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In this paper, we present an ethical and strategic approach to managing organizational crises. The proposed crisis management model (1) offers a new approach to guide an organization’s strategic and ethical response to crisis, and (2) provides a two-by-two framework for classifying organizational crises. The ethically rational approach to crisis draws upon strategic rationality, crisis, and ethics literature to understand and address organizational crises. Recent examples of corporate crises are employed to illustrate the theoretical claims advanced. Finally, the paper provides guidelines for a morally optimal outcome for the organization and its stakeholders.
Keywords crisis  ethics  rationality  strategic decision-making
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-005-3328-9
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