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    Painter-Morland, Mollie 2008. Systemic Leadership and the Emergence of Ethical Responsiveness. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 82, Issue. 2, p. 509.

    Edward Freeman, R. and Harris, Jared D. 2009. Creating Ties That Bind. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 88, Issue. S4, p. 685.

    Painter-Morland, Mollie 2010. Questioning corporate codes of ethics. Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol. 19, Issue. 3, p. 265.

    2010. Introduction Why We Need a Virtue Ethics of Teaching. Journal of Philosophy of Education, Vol. 44, Issue. 2-3, p. 189.

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    ten Bos, René 2011. The moral significance of gestures. Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol. 20, Issue. 3, p. 280.

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    Freeman, R. Edward and Auster, Ellen R. 2011. Values, Authenticity, and Responsible Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 98, Issue. S1, p. 15.

    Deslandes, Ghislain 2011. In Search of Individual Responsibility: The Dark Side of Organizations in the Light of Jansenist Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 101, Issue. S1, p. 61.

    Painter-Morland, Mollie 2011. Rethinking Responsible Agency in Corporations: Perspectives from Deleuze and Guattari. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 101, Issue. S1, p. 83.

    Couch, Robert B. and Spencer, Joseph M. 2013. Economy suspended: the possibilities of a Badiouian business ethics. Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol. 22, Issue. 4, p. 404.

    Painter-Morland, Mollie 2013. The Relationship between Identity Crises and Crises of Control. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 114, Issue. 1, p. 1.

    Parmar, Bidhan 2014. From Intrapsychic Moral Awareness to the Role of Social Disruptions, Labeling, and Actions in the Emergence of Moral Issues. Organization Studies, Vol. 35, Issue. 8, p. 1101.

    Fougère, Martin Solitander, Nikodemus and Young, Suzanne 2014. Exploring and Exposing Values in Management Education: Problematizing Final Vocabularies in Order to Enhance Moral Imagination. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 120, Issue. 2, p. 175.

    2015. Philosophical Perspectives on Teacher Education. p. 167.

    Andrade, Julio A. 2015. Reconceptualising Whistleblowing in a Complex World. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 128, Issue. 2, p. 321.

    Pérezts, Mar and Picard, Sébastien 2015. Compliance or Comfort Zone? The Work of Embedded Ethics in Performing Regulation. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 131, Issue. 4, p. 833.

    Ailon, Galit 2015. From superstars to devils: The ethical discourse on managerial figures involved in a corporate scandal. Organization, Vol. 22, Issue. 1, p. 78.

    Pullen, Alison Rhodes, Carl Pérezts, Mar Faÿ, Eric and Picard, Sébastien 2015. Ethics, embodied life and esprit de corps: An ethnographic study with anti-money laundering analysts. Organization, Vol. 22, Issue. 2, p. 217.

    Painter-Morland, Mollie and ten Bos, René 2016. Should Environmental Concern Pay Off? A Heideggerian Perspective. Organization Studies, Vol. 37, Issue. 4, p. 547.

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In recent years, a succession of corporate scandals has rocked the international business community. As a result, many companies have invested considerable time, money and effort on the development of ethics management programs. However, in many cases, such programs are nothing more than insurance policies against corporate liability, designed merely to limit the fallout of scandals should they occur. In Business Ethics as Practice, Mollie Painter-Morland urges us to take business ethics seriously by reconsidering the role of ethics management within organizations. She redefines the typical seven-step ethics management program from within – challenging the reader to reconsider what is possible within each aspect of this process. In doing so, she draws on the insights of Aristotle, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and numerous contemporary organizational theorists and sociologists to create the space for the emergence of a morally responsive corporate ethos.


Review of the hardback:'… a stimulating and readable account of how and why we must return to understandings of ‘ethics as practice’ within the corporation as opposed to the current reliance on ‘ethics management practices’.'

Jane Collier - Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Review of the hardback:'Mollie Painter-Morland has managed to do what many others have been unable or unwilling to do - provide an insightful integration and essential interconnection between ethical theory and practice. In so doing her work gives us a more enlightened view of business and the appropriate ethical foundations upon which its legitimacy rests and success depends.'

Michael Hoffman - Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics, and Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, Bentley College

Review of the hardback:'This book challenges the usual approaches to business ethics … forces us to rethink our well-worn paradigms and business practices through dynamic viable alternatives. This is a very important new contribution to the literature.'

Patricia Werhane - Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics, University of Virginia

'This book by Mollie Painter-Morland points clearly in a very exhaustive manner at what have been some of the fundamental problems that have plagued the field of business ethics since its beginnings … It is an excellent source for academics interested [in] the actual deployment of ethical theories into business practice and their links with other relevant fields of business studies. It is well written and suitable for a course both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels which could be easily integrated with other management and business areas of study. At the same time, this book is an excellent source for practitioners aiming at understanding different perspectives in business ethics and theoretical frameworks in a cohesive manner and going beyond the classic paradigms of ethics as abstract sets of rules or as mere compliance checklist systems.'

Stefano Cavagnetto Source: History of Economic Thought and Policy

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