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The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics

Volume 1, 1998

New Approaches to Business Ethics

Deborah Vidaver-Cohen
Pages 123-148
DOI: 10.5840/ruffinx1998113

Moral Imagination in Organizational Problem-Solving
An Institutional Perspective

This essay responds to Patricia Werhane's 1994 Ruffin Lecture address, "Moral Imagination and the Search for Ethical Decision-making in Management," using institutional theory as an analytical framework to explore conditions that either inhibit or promote moral imagination in organizational problem-solving. Implications of the analysis for managing organizational change and for business ethics theory development are proposed.

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