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Moral Human Agency in Business
A Missing Dimension in Strategy as Practice


  • Date Published: March 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108434423

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  • In recent years, corporate accounting scandals have received considerable media attention, raising concerns about unethical practice in the business world. Faced with a decline in society's trust in business, research into the ethics of organisations and their leaders is now of critical importance. In this timely book, Ericson focuses on the moral human agency involved in business by leading the reader through the full span of the activities involved in coffee production, from-bean-to-cup. Illustrating the ethical implications and opportunities involved in producing Löfbergs coffee, Ericson highlights the importance of the morally-imbued connections made between practitioners and other participants. These activities can contribute to a sustainable, profitable and competitive future whilst, at the same time, accounting for justice through a reciprocity of mutual benefit, respect and meaning. Promoting the reintroduction of ethics in strategy research, this book will be of great interest and use to strategy researchers, business leaders and sustainability directors.

    • Promotes a reintroduction of ethics and morality into business strategy and practice, at a time of growing public concern regarding the unethical practices of the business world
    • Utilises an engaging real-world examination of coffee production to illustrate the inclusion of ethics and morality across the full span of the strategy-practicing activities involved in producing Löfbergs coffee, from-bean-to-cup
    • Combines an interdisciplinary range of conceptual approaches, including strategy as practice, moral philosophical and temporal relational perspectives
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108434423
    • length: 163 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.257kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Travelling a world of strategy practicing
    2. Strategy-as-practice research without a concern for morality
    3. Under the old cosmology
    4. The Löfbergs Group: a predefined coffee context
    5. 'Our good will': an emerging context
    6. A temporal-relational conceptualization.

  • Author

    Mona Margareta Ericson, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
    Mona Margareta Ericson is Professor of Strategy and Organization at Jönköping International Business School, and is affiliated with CeFEO, the Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership. She has many years of experience from teaching courses in strategic change, organization, and advanced research methods in business administration and from involvement in academic managerial activities. Her research interests include process thinking in strategy and identity, and philosophy of science.

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