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1. Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1/4
Robert J. Spitzer Getting to the Heart of Business Ethics
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Though contemporary ethical problems may be partially mitigated by legislation, increased reporting requirements, audit committees, and other external structures; real long-term improvements will not occur until organizational leaders touch the hearts of individuals and organizational culture. This article addresses three ways in which leaders can get to the heart of ethics: (1) moving individuals and the culture from a dominant ego-comparative identity to a dominant contributive (common good) identity, (2) helping stakeholders to move from a “less than tacit” awareness of principles to a reflective utilization of them; and (3) educating stakeholders in the proper use of precedents. The first point is particularly important because it controls the amount of fear and hubrisin a culture which, in turn, affects openness to ethics, moral courage, and the reflective use of principles and precedents. These techniques for internalizing ethics provide a necessary complement to today’s proliferation of external requirements.
2. Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1/4
Rajan Nataraajan, Wen-Yeh Huang, Alan J. Dubinsky Ethical Perceptions in the Retail Buyer-seller Dyad: Do They Differ?
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Extensive empirical work has examined ethical perceptions of different occupational groups in marketing. Additionally, researchers have explored ethical apperceptions of industrial customers and retail consumers. Minimal effort, though, has been directed at investigating differences in ethical perceptions between buyers and sellers, notwithstanding considerable theoretical arguments for doing so. This paper reports the results of a study that focused on differences between retail customers’ and retail salespeople’s perceptions of questionable buying and selling behaviors. Findings indicate that the two groups differ in some respect depending on which group (consumer or salesperson) is engaging in the questionable conduct. Managerial and future research implications are provided.
3. Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1/4
Thomas A. Hemphill, Waheeda Lillevik U.S. Pharmacists, Pharmacies, and Emergency Contraception: Walking the Business Ethics Tightrope
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This article addresses a set of exploratory questions related to emergency contraception and the right to refuse to dispense such drugs. The paper first addresses the roles of the pharmacist in American society, i.e., as professional, employee, and business owner, and the pharmacists’s identity and belief system; second, the paper reviews the status of state law and proposed legislation concerning patient/consumer access to emergency contraceptives; third, it offers an in-depth stakeholder analysis of the ethical and legal responsibilities of pharmacies to stakeholders; and fourth, the paper provides overview of the salient ethical and legal issues concerning patient/customer access to emergency contraceptives relevant to management. The conclusions discuss questionsfor further research as well as strategic/human resource management policy recommendations that balances the economic, legal, and ethical concerns of all primary stakeholders of the company/business, such as designing a management system which refers customers in a timely fashion; recognizing “conscience clauses,” while ensuring that pharmacists “do no harm” to the consumer; and disseminating management “best practices” on “conscience clauses” through joint professional/industry sponsorship.
4. Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1/4
Maureen Muldoon Professional Ethics Considerations of Research Ethics Board Members in Canada
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This paper explores issues of professional ethics that are relevant to those who engage in the ethical review of research with human subjects. Codes of ethics of a number of professional groups are examined for guidance offered to research ethics board members. The thought of the philosopher, Mike Martin, is introduced as a way to highlight some of the ethical issues that reviewers encounter in their work. Martin believes that ideals contribute to the coherence of an individual’s life by shaping character. His discussion of caring, justice, trust, and professional distance offer a resource for reviewers to refl ect on the ethicaldimensions of their work.
5. Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1/4
Andrea Ferrero Professional Ethics in Psychology Facing Disadvantaged Social Conditions in Argentina
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General health conditions are related to a great number of factors, including the socio-historical ones. As human beings are part of the social field, personality is also affected by them. Due to this, the main Ethics Codes of psychology, all around the world, remark in their preambles the importance of social responsibility in the practice and training in psychology. Argentina is confronted with several social problems that have severely influenced people’s mental health. In countries like Argentina, the ethical practice of psychology should respect what is explicitly stated in ethic codes about psychologists’ social responsibility, and psychologists should get more involved in promoting this issue in educational training and in national health policies.
6. Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 25 > Issue: 1/4
Notes on Contributors
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