An Integral Model of Collective Action in Organizations and Beyond

Journal of Business Ethics 80 (2):249-261 (2008)

While a large amount of work has been done to understand public good and to construct conceptual models explaining the antecedents of collective action, current literature is flawed in that most of them only examine the lower-level public good and attribute people's participation in collective action to external variables. It pays little to the developmental nature of collective action. Utilizing Ken Wilber's theory of integral psychology, this paper proposes a holistic definition of public good, emphasizing its different levels of development. The paper also introduces an integral model of collective action that explains the antecedents of collective action in terms of not only the external individual behavior and social factors but also the internal aspects of individuals, organization, and society.
Keywords collective action  public good  developmental psychology  spirituality  integral psychology  psychology value
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-007-9416-2
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 46,355
External links

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

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics.Immanuel Kant - 2007 - In Elizabeth Schmidt Radcliffe, Richard McCarty, Fritz Allhoff & Anand Vaidya (eds.), Journal of Philosophy. New York: Blackwell. pp. 507-508.
The Challenge of Humanistic Management.Domènec Melé - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 44 (1):77 - 88.

View all 15 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Unintentional Collective Action.Sara Rachel Chant - 2007 - Philosophical Explorations 10 (3):245 – 256.
Collective Intentional Activities and the Law.Rodrigo Sanchez Brigido - 2009 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 29 (2):305-324.
Collective Action and the Traditional Village.Daniel Little - 1988 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 1 (1):41-58.
Collective Action by Physicians: Beyond Strikes.Susan Dorr Goold - 2000 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9 (4):498-503.
Abailard on Collective Realism.Alfred J. Freddoso - 1978 - Journal of Philosophy 75 (10):527-538.
Social Facts Explained and Presupposed.Boris Hennig - 2006 - In Nikos Psarros & Katinka Schulte-Ostermann (eds.), Facets of Sociality. Ontos Verlag.
Collective Responsibility and National Responsibility.Roland Pierik - 2008 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (4):465-483.
Rationality in Collective Action.Margaret P. Gilbert - 2006 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (1):3-17.
Acting Together.Christopher Kutz - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (1):1-31.


Added to PP index

Total views
21 ( #441,754 of 2,286,101 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #835,155 of 2,286,101 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature