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    Learning to Solve the Right Problems: The Case of Nuclear Power in America. [REVIEW]Jonathan B. King - 1993 - Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2):105 - 116.
    Three general types of problems entail different strategies. Continuing to seek solutions to tame problems when we face messes, let alone wicked problems, is potentially catastrophic hence fundamentally irresponsible. In our turbulent times, it is therefore becoming a strategic necessity to learn how to solve the right problems. Successful problem solving requires finding the right solution to the right problem. We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem. (...)
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    On Seeking First to Understand.Jonathan B. King - 1999 - Teaching Business Ethics 3 (2):113-136.
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    Confronting Chaos.Jonathan B. King - 1989 - Journal of Business Ethics 8 (1):39 - 50.
    While it is common to observe that our society and world are becoming increasingly complex and fast paced, most of our theories provide no bases upon which to develop appropriate strategies. The need for developing holistic strategies is becoming urgent in two related areas: major interactive technologies and morality.
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    An Exercise in Moral Philosophy: Seeking to Understand “Nobody”.Jonathan B. King - 1997 - Teaching Business Ethics 1 (1):63-91.
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    Ethical Encounters of the Second Kind.Jonathan B. King - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (1):1 - 11.
    When our society holds widely shared norms and values, we can agree on what constitutes unethical business practices. To the extent our social consensus is unraveling, agreement becomes increasingly problematic. Unfortunately, mainstream Western moral philosophy offers no guidance in this situation. We must therefore begin to focus on the types of social relationships that must exist for there to be agreement on what is right, good and just. This line of argument is, at best, merely suggested in discussions and articles (...)
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    Prisoner's Paradoxes.Jonathan B. King - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (7):475 - 487.
    As levels of trust decrease and the necessity for trust increase in our society, we are increasingly driven toward the untoward, even disastrous, outcomes of the prisoner's dilemma. Yet despite the growing evidence that (re)building conditions of trust is increasingly mandatory in our era, modern moral philosophy (by default) and the social sciences (implicitly) legitimize an instrumental rationality which is the root problem. The greatest danger is that as conditions of trust are rationalized away through the progressive institutionalization of an (...)
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    Tools-Я-Us.Jonathan B. King - 1994 - Journal of Business Ethics 13 (4):243 - 257.
    Our methods of inquiry predetermine most of what we are able to know. While our modes of understanding ought to correspond to the complexities confronting us in our modern technological society, they do not. Soft systems methodology helps us focus on what is problematic and how it can be approached — and offers direction to exert moral control over our tools and technologies. [Powerful new technologies] pose basic threats to people and to life on Earth . . . Unless we (...)
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    The Dark Side of Organizations and a Method to Reveal It.David E. Bella, Jonathan B. King & David Kailin - 2003 - Emergence: Complexity and Organization 5 (3):66-82.
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    Tools-?-Us.Jonathan B. King - 1994 - Journal of Business Ethics 13 (4):243-257.
    Our methods of inquiry predetermine most of what we are able to know. While our modes of understanding ought to correspond to the complexities confronting us in our modern technological society, they do not. “Soft” systems methodology helps us focus on what is problematic and how it can be approached — and offers direction to exert moral control over our tools and technologies. [Powerful new technologies] pose basic threats to people and to life on Earth . . . Unless we (...)
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